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Atherton Hospital is the largest referral centre on the Tablelands. The hospital is at the forefront of Rural Generalists training and is the first hospital in Australia to be accredited to train Rural Generalist interns following the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Training Pathway.

Location

Cnr Jack and Louise Streets
Atherton Qld 4883

Contact Details 

PO Box 183, Atherton Qld 4883 Phone: 07 4091 0211 Fax: 07 4091 0401

Visiting Hours

Medical & General Ward - 1200 - 2000
High Dependency Unit - 1200 - 1400 and 1600 -1800
Surgical Ward - 1200 - 2000
Maternity (Women's Unit) - 1200 - 1400 and 1600 -2000

Please note: Visiting outside of these hours needs to be approved by the Nurse in Charge of the Unit, and that visitors may be asked to leave depending on the clinical needs of the patient.

Atherton Hospital

Services

Hospital Services

  • Accident and Emergency
  • General Surgical
  • General Medical
  • Aged Care
  • Low risk Maternity including 24 hour operative Obstetrics

Allied Health Services / Outreach Services

  • Croydon
  • Forsayth
  • Georgetown

HACC Services

  • Frail Aged
  • HACC Allied Health Program
  • Home Care Program
  • People with Disabilities and Carers
  • Tablelands HACC Assessment Team (T.H.A.T.)
  • Tablelands HACC Continence Advisory Service
Clinics
  • Malanda
  • Millaa Millaa
  • Mt Garnet
  • Ravenshoe

Specialist Services

  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Chemotherapy
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Diabetic Educator
  • Dialysis
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • GIT Endoscopy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Radiology

Visiting Services
  • Anaesthetics
  • Endocrinology (Adult and Paediatric)
  • General Medical
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health

Other Services

Information

Staffing

  • 5 Senior Medical Officers
  • 1 Provisional SMO (Rural GP Trainee)
  • 1 Medical Registrar
  • 2 Interns
  • 4 Principal House Officers
  • 1 Specialist Physician Option A
  • Visiting Medical Officers in Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Paediatrics

 


Patient Loads

  • Approximately 18500 Emergency presentations per annum
  • 250 - 300 babies delivered each year

Last updated: 1 August 2013