Our Community

The Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services delivers a range of health, education and research services to the South East Sydney community and specialist services to people from across NSW.  

It is part of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District which delivers healthcare to around 930,000 residents across a geographical area of 468 square kilometres from Sydney’s central business district to the Royal National Park.

The district is home to a diverse population which is set to increase some 20% to over one million by 2027. 

Our hospital is located in the Randwick local government area. Figures from the 2016 Census showed Randwick is home to 151,993 residents including 32,493 families. Overall, 17% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18% were aged 60 years and over.

Around 1.5% of our local population is people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. The median age of our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander population is 26 compared with 34 for the overall Randwick population.

In 2016, 29% of people in Randwick City, came from countries where English was not their first language. The most common were China (7%), United Kingdom (5%), Ireland (2%) and New Zealand (2%). Half of our residents had both parents born overseas.

Each year we care for more than 58,000 patients in our Emergency Department and around 50,000 patients are admitted to our Hospital. We also have busy community health and outpatient services and rural outreach service that provide more than 900,000 occasions of non-admitted patient care each year.