The Jerilderie Multipurpose Service (MPS) is a 15 bed facility with 3 acute care beds and 12 residential aged care beds. Jerilderie MPS provides a 24 hour Accident and Emergency Department which is equipped with telehealth cameras to connect the team in Jerilderie with specialists through the Critical Care Advisory Service and doctors in nearby towns during the on call weekends.
The Emergency Department is also connected to the Remote Medical Consultation Service for medical assistance.
Jerilderie MPS provides numerous clinical services to the community, including emergency care, palliative care, respite care and a range of community care and allied health services, supported by telehealth and speciality services on referral.
Medical services are provided by Visiting Medical Officers by local General Practitioners.
Jerilderie is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales on the Newell Highway. It is the home of the famous “Jerilderie Letter” dictated to Joe Byrne by bush ranger Ned Kelly.
With a population of just over 1000, Jerilderie is an irrigated farming community with the area around Jerilderie producing a quarter of all tomatoes grown in Australia. Additionally Jerilderie has a diverse number of crops such as rice, wheat, canola, mung and soybeans, onions, liquorice, grapes and a number of cattle farms.
The town has two primary schools, Jerilderie Public School and Jerilderie Catholic School, an 18-hole golf course, three pubs, and the MPS which was the first in regional Australia to operate with solar power.
The welcoming town of Jerilderie is 3.5 hours from Melbourne, 130kms from Shepparton and 600kms from Sydney. Jerilderie is about 2 ½ hours west of Wagga Wagga and 8 ½ hours’ drive from Sydney.