Who we are
Northern Queensland Regional Training Hubs is a partnership between private and public hospital and health services, GP clinics and James Cook University, who are all committed to improving the health services of rural and remote communities in the northern Queensland region.
Hospital and Health Services
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (
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Central West Hospital and Health Service
The Central West Hospital and Health Service consists of five hospitals (based in Alpha, Barcaldine, Blackall, Longreach and Winton, and ten satellite primary health clinics. Serving communities of remote central western Queensland from Tambo, in the south-east to Boulia in the north-west, the Central West Hospital and Health Service covers a geographic footprint of 396,650 and a population of 12,400.
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Mackay Hospital and Health Service
The Mackay Hospital and Health Service consists of eight hospitals and four community health facilities. Covering a geographic footprint of more than 500,000 square kilometres and a population of 180,000 people, the Mackay Hospital and Health Service includes the communities of Airlie Beach, Collinsville, Bowen, Dysart, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina. The Mackay Base Hospital is the referral hospital for the Mackay region.
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North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service (
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Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service
The Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) consists of 31 rural and remote primary health care centres, two hospitals,
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Townsville Hospital and Health Service
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (Townsville HHS) consists of 20 facilities including community health, aged-care facilities and rural hospitals. Covering an area from Cardwell in the north, Richmond in the west and Ayr and Home Hill in the south, the Townsville HHS serves a geographic footprint of 148,000 square kilometres and a population of 238,614 people.
The Townsville University Hospital is the only tertiary teaching hospital in North Queensland and supports a catchment population of more than 695,000 people.
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A number of GP clinics in the northern Queensland region are working as part of this initiative to improve the shortage of General Practitioners in the area.
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James Cook University
James Cook University (JCU) is committed to improving healthcare in underserved, rural, remote, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and beyond. JCU is Australia’s most successful university in producing doctors, dentists and pharmacists and other health professionals who serve regional, rural and remote communities. For
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Private Hospitals & Clinics
Cairns Private Hospital
The Cairns Private Hospital is a modern and well-equipped facility offering a comprehensive range of medical and allied health services including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Maternity, Respiratory Medicine, Dermatology, Renal Dialysis, and Orthopaedic Surgery.
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Mackay Mater Hospital
The Mackay Mater Hospital has been serving the local Mackay community for over 90 years. Specialists at the hospital include oncology, medical, surgical, obstetric, coronary care and palliative care. X-ray, pathology and pharmacy services are also available.
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Townsville Mater Hospital
The Townsville Mater Hospital has served the local Townsville community since 1945. Services at the hospital include Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Endocrinology, General Physician, ENT Surgery, Gastroenterology, Bariatric Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Gynaecology and Urogynaecology, Haematology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery, Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rehabilitation Medicine, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology, Urology, Vascular Surgery, and Anaesthesia.
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Townsville Private Clinic
The Townsville Private Clinic is Townsville’s only private inpatient mental health facility. The clinic’s team of psychiatrists, medical staff, nursing and allied health professionals provide expert care to treat and manage mental health disorders. Specialised services include neurostimulation – repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, older persons mental health, acute adult psychiatry, inpatient therapy programs, veterans and emergency services mental health, and a broad range of day therapy programs to support ongoing recovery and wellness.
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