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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 Simulation training center in conjunction with Clinical Skills Development Service.
Accident and Emergency
ATODS (Alcohol ,tobacco and other drugs service)
Stress ECG testing, Holter Monitoring
Indigenous health (In Patients)
Midwife Group Practice/Maternity/Obstetrics
Medical Imaging and Echo Cardiogram
Theatre 24/7 availability
Out Patient Clinics available
Amaroo Medical Community Clinic
The Amaroo Community Clinic is a private, bulk-billing clinic co-located at Mareeba Hospital providing services to all eligible Medicare Card holders.
Open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm and Saturday 8.30am-11.30am (for all other times please contact the Emergency Department).
- General medical services including women's health, men's health, dressings, spirometry, ECGs
- Chronic disease
- Fortnightly Skin clinic
- Monthly Mirena Clinic
Ph: (07) 4092 4632
Fx: (07) 4092 1141
Visiting specialist clinics
FROGS - Gynaecology
Allied health services
Dietetics and nutrition
HACC (Home and Community Care)
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug service
Indigenous community nutritionist
Primary Health Care services - Dimbulah
Lotus Glen Correctional Facility
FNQ ACAT and Memory Service - Tablelands
People with disabilities
Aged care assessments
Cycle of Care
Child & Family Health
School Based Youth Health Nurse