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Rockhampton Hospital

icon The Rockhampton Hospital is the main referral centre for Central Queensland and is building on its services to the region.
icon Construction of a $160 million seven-storey ward block is due for completion mid-2014—three storeys will house cancer services. The Central Queensland Regional Integrated Cancer Service will provide the platform to further strengthen its capacity in terms of colorectal surgery, breast surgery, urology (prostate cancer service), chest service and dermatology service, building on a solid platform of medical oncology, clinical haematology and radiation oncology.
icon The Rockhampton Hospital will open a new and expanded critical care service in 2015, providing the ability to meet the critical care needs of the cancer centre.
icon A new helipad will be built and is due to open late 2014 or early 2015, enabling better transport of trauma patients.
icon The Rockhampton Hospital opened an extended emergency care unit which has improved access to patients who require short-term care, but not admission to a ward bed. This has resulted in emergency department performance results.
icon Hospital in the Home and Hospital in the Nursing Home programs have increased the delivery of acute care out of the hospital, giving suitable patients support to stay in the community rather than be admitted to hospital.
icon A four-month trial commenced in March 2014 to provide 200 of the most urgent ophthalmology patients (public) access to eye surgery—this trial is provided through a public-private partnership agreement. The Rockhampton Hospital is working on a sustainable model to provide this service in the future.

Rockhampton Hospital
Rockhampton Hospital

Address

Canning Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700

Phone

+61 7 4920 6211

Fax

+61 7 4920 6335

Office hours

0800 to 1700 - Monday to Friday

Website address

www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/

Distance to main referring hospital/s

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 630km

Services

Specialty services

The specialty services available at Rockhampton Hospital are listed; a referral may be required from your treating health professional before an appointment can be made.

Allied health services

Other Rockhampton health services available

Within Rockhampton Hospital grounds the other health services available include:

Other Rockhampton health services available

Within the Rockhampton Region CQ Health Services include:

 

Care of the Older People and Rehabilitation

Rockhampton Hospital Redevelopment
Rockhampton Hospital Redevelopment

Capital works or recent improvements

The first stage of major redevelopment of Rockhampton Hospital includes the completion of a new Phlebotomy, Medical Library, Medical Records, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Service, Learning and Development Centre, MRI and expansion on Medical Imaging, Patient Transit Lounge, Emergency Department and Acute Assessment Unit, Orthopaedic Outpatients Clinic, Renal Dialysis and Paediatric Units, together with the consolidation of a number of outlying services into the main Hospital complex. These improvements will increase the Hospitals capacity by approximately 30 beds.

Stage 1 redevelopment is due to be completed in early 2013; still to be completed are the Maternity Unit (December, 2012) and the Mortuary (February 2013).

Stage 1B will commence in late 2012 with the construction of four new operating rooms and support areas, three of which are to be operational in late 2013. The Central Sterilising Department will also be expanded and upgraded as part of these works.

Stage 2 entails the construction of a new eight-level building which will house cancer services, medical officers' facilities, two wards, and provision for a future ICU.The building will initially accommodate 70 additional inpatient beds. Completion of the new building is currently programmed for early 2014.


Last Updated: 12 September 2014
Last Reviewed: 17 March 2014