Emergency Services

Our country’s emergency services personnel put their time, skills – and in many cases – their lives on the line to protect and support us. South Coast Private is committed to providing the necessary levels of mental health care and assistance in helping them to cope with the issues they face while carrying out their duties.

The Australian Council of State and Territory Emergency Services and the New South Wales State Emergency Services provide invaluable services to our communities. As a sponsor and supporter of the NSW SES branch, South Coast Private joins with this Service in being mindful of member’s mental health and wellbeing. This extends to physical health and safety. At South Coast Private, we offer early intervention programs and counselling services for NSW SES members and their families.

If you believe that you or someone you know may need assistance with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety or any other form of mental health disorder, contact 1800 250 000 for a confidential conversation with one of our experienced and professional specialists.

PTSD Programs

South Coast Private runs two types of programs for patients with PTSD.  The initial three week group therapy program provides a psycho-educative format by which patients develop insight into the nature of PTSD, symptom management, interpersonal sequelae, and relapse prevention.  The group program also provides a stepping stone to the more intensive trauma processing program.

South Coast Private has adopted an innovative approach to the management of PTSD in accordance with the National Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD.  Eligible patients are provided with intensive inpatient one-2-one treatment using trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (for PTSD).  This program lasts between 5 and 8 weeks, depending upon the clinical need. Please note; Health fund approval is required to participate in these programs.


On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit healthecare.com.au