The Townsville Hospital
is a public tertiary care
hospital in the city of Townsville
and serves patients from the entire North Queensland
region, with patients from as far as Mount Isa
and Cape York
being airlifted or transported to the Hospital on a daily basis. The hospital is relatively new (completed 2001) and located in the suburb of Douglas
. The next main referral hospital is the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
, in Herston
some 1375 kilometers distant.
The Townsville Hospital currently has over 580 beds. During the year 2010, the hospital admitted 54,941 patients, and had 60,676 presentations to the emergency department. The hospital is also the major tertiary maternity centre, with 2,308 babies delivered in 2010. The Townsville Hospital is the major teaching hospital of the James Cook University
School of Medicine. The current acting CEO
is Dr. Andrew Johnson. The hospital currently undergoing a $437 million dollar redevelopment, delivering an additional 100 beds, a four storey expanded Emergency Department, expanded Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, and expansion of oncology services. The Emergency Department will be the largest in Queensland.
There have been several Townsville hospitals over the city's 145 year history. The first Townsville Hospital was established in 1882 when the first stage of the North Ward
Townsville Hospital was... Read More