St Vincent's Private Hospital, Bathurst
Catholic Healthcare has confirmed that Bathurst's private St Vincent's hospital is to close on June 1. There are plans to eventually convert it into an aged care service.
The organisation's manager of healthcare, David Maher, says the hospital is too small to be financially viable, ABC reports.
"St Vincent's private has unfortunately incurred significant financial losses over many years and at the moment requires a significant capital investment to purchase essential hospital equipment just to provide the current services we provide," he said.
St Vincent's currently employs 100 permanent and casual employees.
The 90-year-old facility will be converted to an aged care centre within the next two years, but Catholic Healthcare cannot say at this stage how many beds or staff it will have, the report adds.
The Mayor of Bathurst, Paul Tole, is cited saying that the closure announcement is a huge shock.
"We really need to be throwing all our resources in to save this hospital and make sure it is kept here in the Bathurst region."
Doors to close on Bathurst private hospital (ABC)