Broome Hospital consists of a four-bed high dependency unit and 39 beds in the medical, surgical, and maternity units. There is a 10-bed paediatric unit and eight-bed in-patient mental health unit, along with a busy emergency department. The hospital has general surgical and gynaecology theatre lists; about 350 babies are delivered in the hospital each year.
Broome has resident general surgical, general physician, paediatric, psychiatry and gynaecology teams. All the specialists are keen on teaching, and tutorials are scheduled throughout the year. Other than the local specialists, a full range of specialists visit regularly while attending to other towns and communities throughout the Kimberley. Orthopaedics, ENT, dermatology, and cardiology visit Broome several times a year.
The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) offers multi-disciplinary primary health care and the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) provides a teaching campus for Aboriginal health workers and support for Aboriginal health services throughout the Kimberley.
Lions Outback Vision (LOV) Northwest Eye Hub provides specialist ophthalmologist and optometrist services for residents with cataracts, trachoma, and glaucoma, as well as those with low vision and permanent blindness. The team provides screening and management of diabetic retinopathy and outreach services to Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham and Warmun.
There are three private GP practices in Broome that provide primary health care.
- Community Drug Team and residential alcohol dependence treatment facility
- Kimberley Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Services
- Regional Aged Care Assessment team and aged care facilities
- Broome is a regional centre for other government services, including Centrelink, Department for Communities, Department of Education and Training and WA Police.