Mareeba Hospital homepage
21 Lloyd Street
Mareeba Qld 4880
PO Box 145
Mareeba Qld 4880
+61 7 4092 9333
+61 7 4092 9160
East Ward - 1100 - 2000
West Ward - 1500 - 2000
Maternity Ward - 0800 - 2000 at request. Fathers / partners anytime.
Distance to main referring hospital(s)
Cairns Hospital 70km
The Townsville Hospital 475km
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 2040km
Mareeba Hospital is a 52-bed Level 3 general hospital with twenty doctors (ten senior, ten junior). We service a population of some 20,000 people in the Mareeba area, including outreach services in Chillagoe, Dimbulah and the Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. Furthermore, Mareeba Hospital hosts specialist outreach services provided by Cairns Hospital.
Our Maternity unit offers an innovative model of care with a Midwifery Group Practice and 24 hour Obstetric cover. The Midwifery Group Practice is a small group of midwives who work together to ensure that women and families receive consistent care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and during the early weeks after the baby is born. This partnership will support the woman and her family by providing information, preparing for birth and caring for the new baby. The midwives will offer home visiting following the birth and provide postnatal care for 6-8 weeks. The Mareeba Maternity Service also offers a Newborn and Family Drop in Service, Mums and Bubs Group, Childbirth Education Classes and Lactation Consultant Advice.
The established Older Persons Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Assessment (OPERA) unit provides an optimal standard of dedicated geriatric service for at risk older patients admitted to the Mareeba Hospital Sub-acute Unit. The Sub Acute Unit identifies and treats multidimensional problems of at risk older people in hospital. Planning and provision of coordinated medical, psychosocial and rehabilitative care is modified to the patient’s specific needs.
Mareeba Hospital is accredited under the Institute of Health Communities Australia Quality Improvement Council (QIC) Standards and Accreditation Program. We are an Accredited Teaching Hospital of James Cook University (Medical and Registered Nursing students) and the Generalist Medical Training (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Provisional Fellows). Moreover, we work with TAFE Queensland in the training of Enrolled Nursing students.
Mareeba Hospital provides videoconferencing on a daily basis to patients in East Ward involving specialists from Cairns Hospital. Mareeba Hospital has also recently established having a regular sonographer onsite and has recently become a pocket SIM training center in conjunction with CSDS.
The first Mareeba Hospital was established in 1894. The current facility was opened in 1980; recent and planned redevelopment works include the refurbishment of all bathrooms throughout the Hospital and upgrade of air-conditioning to the facility. Mareeba Hospital provides 40 modern, recently refurbished accommodation rooms for agency and short term contract nurses and doctors at no cost.
Accident and Emergency
ATODS (Alcohol ,tobacco and other drugs service)
Ear, Nose Throat (ENT)
High-risk foot (for diabetics)
Allied health services
Dietetics and nutrition
HACC (Home and Community Care)
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug service
Indigenous community nutritionist
Medical services - Dimbulah and Chillagoe
Oral health services - Chillagoe
FNQ ACAT and Memory Service - Tablelands
People with disabilities
Aged care assessments
Visiting specialist services
FROGS - Gynecology
Aged care assessment
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs service
Health promotion / prevention
Working at Mareeba Hospital
Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified, skilled health professionals across the medical, nursing, dental and allied health professions are welcome. Please forward EOIs to the Medical Superintendent or Director of Nursing.
Please note that accommodation is available for nursing and doctors at no extra cost.