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.
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.
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.
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.