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Mossman Multi Purpose Health Service

Mossman Multi Purpose Health Service

Address: 9 Hospital Street, Mossman Qld 4873

Phone: 07 4084 1200  Fax: 07 4098 3069
Address: Primary Health Care, Cow Bay Phone: 07 4098 9296 Fax:  07 4098 9298

Mossman Multi Purpose Health Service (MMPHS) is located in Mossman and has a Primary Health Care Clinic at Cow Bay.

The facility located 70 kilometres, or approximately one hour drive north of Cairns along a scenic coastal route. During the tourist season, the region welcomes a large number of visitors drawn by the reef and the rainforest.

The centre serves a catchment area that extends north to Bloomfield River, south to Ellis Beach and west to Julatten.  This includes the satellite townships of Port Douglas, Cooya Beach, Newell Beach, Wonga Beach, Daintree, Oak Beach and Cow Bay, and covers 2445 square km.  The Indigenous custodians of the area covered by the MMPHS are the Kuku Yalanji people.

The MMPHS is based on an integrated health care framework that facilitates improved access to a range of health and aged care services that meet community needs. The Multi Purpose Health Service (MPHS) concept is well-documented in Commonwealth and State Health program research outcomes for rural and isolated communities


The MMPHS comprises of a 24-bed acute inpatient unit, an 8-bed residential aged care unit, Accident and Emergency, Community and Primary Health Care Services, Mental Health, Dental and other outreach specialist services.

  • Strategic and Operational Management
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Management
  • Staff Development
  • Reception
  • Information Maintenance & Management
  • Records Maintenance & Management
  • Clinical Coding
  • Patient Travel
  • Administration
Director of Nursing / Service Manager
Medical Superintendent
Nurse Educator / Staff Development Officer
Business Manager
Administration Officers
Medical and Allied Health Services
  • Acute Care
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Outpatients Clinic
  • Fracture Clinic
  • High Risk Foot Clinic
  • Radiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Social Work Services
Senior Medical Officers
Nurse Unit Manager Acute and Aged Care
Assistants in Nursing
Enrolled Nurses
Advanced Practice
Registered Nurses
Clinical Nurses
Social Worker
Speech Pathologist
Occupational Therapist
Community and Primary Health Care Services School Based Youth Health Nurse
Child Youth & Family Health Services
Indigenous Health Programs
  • Child Health Clinics
  • Positive Parenting Program (PPP)
  • Family Care Program
  • Lactation Consultation
  • School Screening
  • School Based Immunisation Program
  • Antenatal Clinics
  • Antenatal Classes
  • Opportunistic Immunisation
  • Health Promotion
  • Early Discharge Midwifery Service<
  • Post Acute Care
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Needle and Syringe Program
  • Outreach clinics to Mossman Gorge
  • High Risk Foot Clinic
  • Hearing Health Clinics

Chronic Disease Management Program
  • 0-4 Health Checks - Growth Assessment & Action (GAA)
  • 5-14 Health Checks
  • 15-54 Health Checks
  • >55+ Health Check
Community Health Care Coordinator
Maternal Child, Youth & Family Health Nurses
Senior Health Worker
Health Workers
Advanced Health Worker
Child Health
Clinical Nurses
Mental Health
  • Mental Health
Clinical Nurse Consultant Mental Health
Clinical Nurse Mental Health
Advanced Health Worker Mental Health
Aged Care Community Aged Care Packages
  • Flexible High Care Residential
  • Flexible High Care Community
  • Residential Respite
  • Flexible Low Care Community
  • Community Aged Care Packages
Registered Nurses
Enrolled Nurses
Assistants in Nursing
Home Care Workers
Home & Community Care (HACC) Allied Health Outreach Services
Ongoing Needs Identification Assessment
Services which include:
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Assessment
  • Personal Care
  • Social Support
  • Nursing Care
  • Case Management
  • Client Care Coordination
  • Transport

Centre Based Day Respite Care
Centre Based Day Dementia Respite Care
Social Worker
Occupational Therapist
Registered Nurses
Indigenous Health Worker
Respite Carers
Home Care Workers
Operational Services Staff
Administration Officer
  • Health Promotion and counselling service
  • Collaborative prevention strategies with the community, cross government and NGOs
Clinical Nurse ATODS
Cow Bay Primary Health Care Clinic
  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Health promotion and education
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • School Health for Local Primary School
  • Triple P parenting sessions
  • ATODS / Al-anon
  • HACC

Mental Health clinicians, ATODS Clinical Nurse and Social Worker provide outreach services
Director of Nursing
Other Services
  • Dental
Dental Assistant

Support Services

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Cleaning and porterage
Operational Services Supervisor
Operational Services Officers
Visiting Services
  • Physician
  • Gynaecologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Mental Health including Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Healthy Bladder Clinic
  • Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Well Women’s Health Clinics
  • Sexual Assault Counseling
  • Surgeon
  • Breast screen every 2 years

Clinics and Specialist Services

Last Updated: 07 May 2014
Last Reviewed: 07 May 2014