Norwest Private Hospital provides a full range of surgical services including:
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecological surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urological surgery
  • Vascular surgery.

The Orthopaedic Unit at Norwest Private Hospital has been providing services to the community for over 30 years. It was first established at the Baulkham Hills Private Hospital by Dr Bruce Shepherd AM and then relocated to the Norwest site when the hospital opened in 2009.

The Norwest Private Hospital Orthopaedic Unit, dedicated to Dr Bruce Shepherd AM for his outstanding achievements in Orthopaedics, is designed to provide the full range of services, from specialised treatment, to post-operative nursing and rehabilitation.

Our team of Orthopaedic Surgeons include General Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as sub-speciality Orthopaedic Surgeons who perform over 550 joint replacements each year. The unit is staffed by a team of nurses with extensive orthopaedic experience to ensure a high level of care.

There is 24 hour onsite medical support and physiotherapy available, 7 days a week. The 55 bed Orthopaedic Ward is located on Level 3 in Building C of the hospital.

Orthopaedic and Spinal Procedures

  • Hip and Knee Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Nerve Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Surgery for Neuromuscular Disorders

The Hills Private Hospital is our affiliated rehabilitation hospital and is located only minutes from Norwest Private Hospital. The Hills Private Hospital offers rehabilitation treatment programs designed to cater for various stages of patient care through inpatient and day programmes.

A complimentary private patient transport service is available between Norwest and The Hills to facilitate a seamless transition after surgery at Norwest to rehabilitation at The Hills.

For further information, please contact The Hills Private Rehabilitation Liaison Officer on 02 9639 3333 or visit

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