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Gladstone

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
About Gladstone

Gladstone is an industrial city located on a deep water harbour on the Central Queensland coast. First settled in 1847, it has grown to become one the largest and most commercially viable ports in Australia. Gladstone is home to one of the world’s largest producers of alumina and aluminium with other major industries including cattle, forestry, fishing and tourism. Gladstone has many natural attractions including islands, beaches and waterways offering an appealing lifestyle.


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Working in Gladstone

Gladstone Hospital offers a range of general and specialist inpatient and outpatient services. The Hospital has adopted an integrated approach to service delivery to ensure continuity, effectiveness and efficiency in the provision of health care.

The private Mater Misericordiae Hospital is co-located with the Gladstone Hospital and operates with an agreement with Queensland Health.

Health services available from the Gladstone Hospital include emergency, outpatients, general medicine and surgery (including day surgery), basic orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, medical imaging, pharmacy, pathology and central sterilising.

Living in Gladstone

Gladstone’s sub-tropical climate and it’s proximity to islands, waterways and beaches provides year-round boating, fishing, swimming and surfing. The climate and oceanic setting also yields delicious seafood including Gladstone’s famous mud crab.

The Gladstone area is one of Queensland’s wealthiest regions. Rio Tinto Alcan is the largest operator of aluminium mining in the region. Rio Tinto produces 80 percent of the alumina refined at the Gladstone Queensland Alumina Limited refinery – the world’s largest alumina refinery. Gladstone's industrial growth was launched in the 1960s when miners recognised the usefulness of the harbour and the availability of natural resources and transportation systems. Gladstone mining industries operate round the clock and employ several thousand people in the region.

If you're a health professional with a partner looking for work, your partner would be one of the many employed by Rio Tinto Alcan. Mining contracts can be lucrative and with Gladstone being the centre of aluminium mining in Australia, its an opportunity for you and your partner to make a substantial income.


Local must see!

Make the annual Gladstone Marina Seafood Festival your must do event.
Incredibly fresh seafood combined with the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race as well as fashion parades, street markets, marine displays, competitions and live entertainment, make the day a fantastic outing for everyone.


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  • Education facilities including 13 public and private schools (preparatory year followed by year 1 to year 12), special education, Central Queensland Institute of TAFE and Central Queensland University
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community clubs including Apex, Lions, Rotary, Lionesses, RSL and Scouts
  • Gladstone Entertainment Centre
  • Gladstone library
  • Several major denominations offer places of worship
  • Police station
  • Emergency services
  • Most major banks
  • Australia Post
  • Shopping centres - Stockland’s Kin Kora Centre, The Valley Precinct, Gladstone City Heart, Gladstone Central, Toolooa Village, Sun Valley and Clinton Park.
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including golf, cricket, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, basketball, archery, bowls, dancing, boxing, BMX and netball
  • Heron Island
  • Lady Musgrave Island
  • Great Barrier Reef and uninhabited coral cays
  • Beaches
  • Port Curtis historic village
  • Gladstone Regional art gallery & museum
  • Heritage-listed botanical gardens
  • Japanese gardens
  • Aquatic centre
  • Parks and lookouts
  • Bushwalking, camping, fishing, snorkelling, diving, swimming, rowing, yachting
Gladstone hospital Gladstone hospital Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Park Street GLADSTONE QLD 4680
Postal Address:
PO Box 299 GLADSOTNe QLD 4680
General Phone:
+61 7 4976 3200
General Fax:
+61 7 4972 3776
Office Hours:
0830 to 1630
Real life stories
Colin Bowen, CN, Gladstone Hospital
Colin Bowen Clinical Nurse, Gladstone Hospital "It only takes 10 minutes to get to work. So you get to do anything you want with your own time because you find you get a lot more of it".
Dr Phillip Ngorima, PHO, Gladstone Hospital
Dr Phillip Ngorima PHO, Gladstone Hospital "I always wished to live in a coastal town and Gladstone is a nice town with lovely people".
Larissa Ramm, Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital
Larissa Ramm Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital "There are a lot of small towns and outreach areas that rely on you, and at the end of the day you're helping make people's live better".
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  • 66,000 Population
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