All surgical, medical or maternity patients for admission to the Townsville Hospital should present to the Central Admissions area located in the front foyer at the main entrance to the hospital, before proceeding to the relevant departments.
Women in labour should proceed directly to the Birthing Suite where the admission process will be undertaken. Patients for the Hyperbaric, Renal or Oncology Units are requested to present at the relevant unit for admission. If you are unsure of where to go, visit Central Admissions in the foyer of The Townsville Hospital or see the floor maps here.
Patients seeking emergency treatment should go directly to the Emergency Department where they will be triaged and seen as soon as possible. In life-threatenging situations please call 000.
Patients from The Townsville Hospital should pack the following items for hospital: admission advice, completed admission form, night attire (you may bring your own or use a gown provided by the hospital - we advise you to label your belongings with your name.) dressing gown and slippers, toiletries, a small amount of money for personal needs such as taxi fare home or a phone card, any prescription medicine, x-rays, Medicare card, pension card, health care card and name and contact number for your next of kin.
Parents choosing to bottle feed their baby must provide their own formula and bottles. Sterilising equipment is available.
We also encourage mothers to dress in casual clothes during their stay with us.
A bedside locker is situated next to each bed for your personal belongings; however we strongly recommend that you do not bring any valuables to hospital, especially money (except for a small amount of change with which to purchase newspapers, toiletries, taxi fare upon discharge).
While you can be assured that our staff will take every care, the hospital cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any property you keep at your bedside.
Some specialty areas have different visiting hours: please refer to specialty areas for information.
Partners are unable to stay on the ward outside visiting hours unless under extraordinary circumstances.
Immediate family only, 2 visitors at a time.