Information about St Joseph's Hospital

The future of St Joseph's Hospital Auburn

After an extensive period of deliberation and careful consideration, and in consultation with NSW Health, St Vincent’s Health Australia has decided to decommission St Joseph’s Hospital.  We continue to accept referrals and all current services will continue to run until clinical service transition is complete. 

While St Joseph’s Hospital has a proud history of public service provision to our community, the viability and sustainability of the Campus has been under threat for many years due to our ageing infrastructure.

Another challenge has been that owing to its relatively small size, it has become difficult to operate as a small stand-alone hospital in a viable way, despite the extraordinary work of our staff. Regardless of our best efforts over the past ten years, we have not been able to secure the necessary investment to address the deteriorating infrastructure.

Given the significance of St Joseph’s Hospital for the community we have long served, and the impact of this decision has for our dedicated staff, this has been an extremely difficult decision.

How to find us

Train: St Joseph’s Hospital is accessible from Auburn Station, a 750m walk.

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Bus: Designated buses stop outside the hospital.

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Driving: Limited onsite parking is available, including designated parking areas for visitors, Disabled Parking, and a hospital pick up and drop off zone. Street parking is available.

Contact Details

2A Normanby Road, Auburn NSW 

Tel: 02 9649 8941

This facility does not have an Emergency Department. Click here to locate an Emergency Department within WSLHD

Rehabilitation Service Referrals (For Clinicians)

Click here to complete our referral form for inpatient referrals and email to

Please click here to complete the form for outpatient referrals and email to (please note that referrals to the Medical Specialists also require a medical referral).

Information for Patients

During your stay at St Joseph's, we want to make you feel welcome, valued and safe. Please click here  for helpful information about your stay and keeping safe while you're in our care.

Current Visitor Restrictions

For visiting hours and current entry requirements, please click here.  

How can you provide feedback?

We value all feedback from patients and families who use our services. This feedback can include Compliments, Suggestions or Complaints. You are able to provide feedback via the below:


Simply complete the online feedback form and we will be in touch.

By Email

You can email us at

At the Hospital

You can pick up a feedback form from the ward or a staff member, and drop it into the feedback mail boxes located in the main foyer. 

If you make a complaint

If your feedback is sensitive and you would prefer to speak with a staff member in person or over the phone, you can ask to speak with the Nursing Unit Manager of the appropriate clinical unit or the Patient Safety and Quality Manager. Your details will be kept confidential to the staff involved in following up your feedback.

Do you have concerns about a patient?

As a patient or a family member/friend of a patient, if you are worried about a recent change in your condition or the condition of your family member/friend, you can raise any concerns you have at any time of day or night.

Click here for information about how to raise any concerns.

Or click below for our REACH information sheet in multiple languages: