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General Information

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.

Hospital services

Accident and Emergency
ATODS (Alcohol ,tobacco and other drugs service)
Stress ECG testing, Holter Monitoring
Gynaecology
Indigenous health (In Patients)
Midwife Group Practice/Maternity/Obstetrics
Medical In-patients
Medical Imaging and Echo Cardiogram
Mental health
OPERA
Oral health
Palliative care
Pharmacy
Surgical In-patients
Theatre 24/7 availability

Out Patient Clinics available

Dental
Dressings
Immunisations
Pre-admission 

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).

Appointments required.

  • General medical services including women's health, men's health, dressings, spirometry, ECGs 
  • Chronic disease
  • Fortnightly Skin clinic
  • Monthly Mirena Clinic
Contact details:

Ph: (07) 4092 4632
Fx: (07) 4092 1141
email: reception@mbacommunityclinic.com.au

Visiting specialist clinics

FROGS - Gynaecology
General Surgical
Geriatrician
Internal medicine
Paediatrics
Psychiatry

Allied health services

Dietetics and nutrition
HACC (Home and Community Care)
Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy
Social work
Speech therapy

Outreach services

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug service
Indigenous community nutritionist
Primary Health Care services - Dimbulah
Lotus Glen Correctional Facility
Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy
Social work

FNQ ACAT and Memory Service - Tablelands

Frail aged
People with disabilities
Aged care assessments
Memory Clinic

Community health

Cycle of Care
Health promotion
Palliative care
Continence
Child & Family Health
School Based Youth Health Nurse
Indigenous health

Last updated: 31 July 2018

Mareeba Hospital

Address

21 Lloyd Street
Mareeba Qld 4880

PO Box 145
Mareeba Qld 4880

Phone

+61 7 4092 9333

Fax

+61 7 4092 9160

Visiting Hours

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