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About our Department

Cairns Hospital is the major Surgery referral centre for Cairns and Far North Queensland.  Most General Surgical, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxillo-facial procedures can be performed here.  The hospital specialists also visit smaller regional and remote towns across the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service to see outpatients and perform minor surgery e.g. Innisfail, Atherton and Mareeba. Inter HHS outreach to Weipa, Thursday Island and Cooktown are also performed regularly.

GP Referral Information

The Division of surgery conduct various outpatient services, including General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology. Access to these services is via a GP referral. Once the department receives these referrals it is then prioritised in order of urgency and appropriately allocated to the relevant medical team.

Please refer to your local GP for any further information regarding surgical referrals.

Visiting Hours

Monday - Friday


Paid public car parking
Corner of Lake, Grove and Digger Street
Enter via Digger Street


Features of Cairns Hospital

Services we offer

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Maxillo-facial Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Last updated: 1 August 2013


Cairns Hospital
Level 1, Block B
The Esplanade
CairnsQld 4870

Contact Details

Division of Surgery
Cairns Hospital
PO Box 902
CairnsQld 4870

Phone: +61 7 4226 0000

Fax: +61 7 4226 6843