Mackay Hospital "I enjoy the wide variety of patients I see in one day. Everybody is unique and interesting in their own way".
Moranbah is a large mining town located in the Peak Downs region, south west of Mackay. Originally pastoral lands, Moranbah was established to service the developing Goonyella and Peak Downs Mines. Moranbah is a modern town with excellent educational, sporting and recreational facilities. Situated only a couple of hours drive from the coastal city of Mackay, Moranbah offers the best in country living with access to beaches and the Whitsunday tropical islands.
The Moranbah Hospital is a 12 bed facility providing a range of in-patient and out-patient services including 24 hour emergency care, general medical and post-surgical admissions, respite and palliative care, radiographer/sonographer/medical imaging, physiotherapy services, and tele-health clinics for emergency, inpatient and specialist outpatient consultations.
Outpatient services include, dressing clinics; RFDS MO Womens Health Clinic, mobile womens health nurse, antenatal and postnatal clinics (shared care with private practice medical officers), and antenatal classes.
Community health services include, dietetics, physiotherapy, cccupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, social work, school based youth health nurse, child protection liaison officer, Meals on Wheels, home visits and support, immunisation clinics, child and adult federally funded programs, school health screening, child health clinics, Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS), health promotion and diabetic resources.
Community mental health services inclusive of adult and child clinicians, dual diagnosis and Indigenous advanced mental health worker, Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs Service (ATODS), and needle & syringe program access.
Due to the huge number of mine workers flocking to the town in recent years, rental prices are on the increase. The average house price in Moranbah is likewise higher than other towns in the region. HOWEVER, Moranbah is currently experiencing a housing shortage so if you do buy or build your own home, you will be securing yourself a guaranteed return on investment.
Pets are extremely popular in Moranbah and the Isaac Regional Council regularly offers discounts on registration of pets to encourage people to take responsibility for their domestic animals and to microchip and de-sex their pets.
Donít miss the annual Moranbah Rotary Home and Leisure Show held in October each year. With kidís rides such as jumping castles as well as exhibitions, food stall and live entertainment, the Home and Leisure Show has something for everyone.