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Central West Health offers a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and telehealth services.

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  • Acute Health
    • Surgical
    • Inpatient
    • Emergency
    • Patient Transport
    • Aeromedical
    • Medical Imaging
    • Pathology
    • Flexible, residential aged care services
  • Allied Health
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Sub-acute care
    • Social Work
    • Nutrition & Dietetics
    • Speech Pathology
    • Podiatry
    • Pharmacy
  • Central West Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (CWMHAODS)

    The CWMHAODS provides specialised mental health services for acute and chronic mental illnesses across the lifespan, it also provides support and assessment of alcohol and other drug issues.

    Tacking Regional Adversity Through Integrated Care (TRAIC)

    TRAIC is a Queensland Health programme based in select hospital and health services across rural, remote and regional Queensland including Central West Hospital and Health Service.

    The TRAIC programme aims to enhance resilience of people and communities and reduce the impact of adversity associated with drought and disaster.

    How to Refer

    You are welcome to self-refer by contacting the Mental Health team on 4652 7951 or 1300 642 255 (1300 MH CALL) or by presenting to your local hospital emergency department during extreme crisis.

    It is encouraged, where possible, that you speak with your GP to obtain a referral. Your GP can assist with developing a mental health plan and refer you to the most appropriate service to meet your needs.

  • Primary Health Care

    To access or to obtain more information on any of the services below, please contact 4652 5500.

    • Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
      Assists older persons in gaining access to the most appropriate Australian Government subsidised aged  care

    • Child Protection Liaison Officer (CPLO)
      Provides support to children and families involved in tertiary child protection intervention.

    • Cancer Care Coordinator
      Provides support and education to patients and carers throughout all aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

    • Child Health Nurse
      Provides immunisations, health checks and parenting support for the 0-18 year age group.

    • Clinical Nurse Outpatients
      Assists with physical examinations and procedures during Telehealth and specialist outpatient clinics.

    • Palliative Care Coordinator
      Assists patients with any life limiting illnesses. They provide access to information about your disease, procedures and treatment

    • Diabetes Educator
      Provide education and support to people living with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

    • Gerontology Nurse
      Helps keep the elderly healthy, independent and safe in their own homes for as long as possible.

    • Chronic Disease Nurse
      Helps with the prevention of chronic disease through initiatives around ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation and sleep studies

    • Nurse Navigator
      Advocates for patients' needs and provides education and coaching to improve understanding on diseases, medications and other interventions.

    • School Based Youth Health Nurse
      Addresses health and well-being of students in state secondary schools.

    • Specialist Support Team
      Manages referrals, and collaborates with specialists to provide patients with appointment offers.

    • Telehealth Coordinator
      Coordinates and supports patients in telehealth clinics with specialists.

    • Women's and Sexual Health Nurse
      Provides services and information regarding reproductive and sexual health for both men and women.
  • Specialist Services

    A range of Visiting Specialist Services are available in the Central West Hospital and Health Service with more than 20 different Specialist Services available via Telehealth. Telehealth services are available at all Central West Health facilities, allowing patients across the district to be seen closer to home.


    Please discuss the need for a referral with your General Practitioner.

    Where does your referral go?

    1. All referrals are sent to an online system ‘Smart Referrals’ for the Specialist Outpatients Team to review and action
    2. All referrals are reviewed by a Clinical Nurse before being categorised by the relevant Visiting Specialist
    3. Once the Specialist has advised what category the referral is, Specialist Outpatients will add the referral to the relevant wait list
    4. Specialist Outpatients will notify you and your referring GP (by letter) of how long you may expect to wait for an appointment
    5. An appointment letter will be sent to you and your GP as soon as the next possible appointment is available.

    Visiting Specialists

    • Audiology – Paediatric
    • Endocrinologist (Princess Alexandra Hospital)
    • ENT & Audiologist
    • Flying Surgeon
    • FOG - Flying Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    • Gastroenterologist
    • Heart of Australia Bus
    • Holter Monitor
    • ICOP - Indigenous Cardiac Outreach Program (The Prince Charles Hospital)
    • Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Clinic
    • IROC Paediatric Clinic
    • Neurologist
    • Ophthalmologist (Consults private & theatre public)
    • Optometrist
    • Orthopaedic Surgeon
    • Pace Maker Clinic
    • Paediatrician
    • Respiratory Physician
    • RFDS
    • Rheumatologist
    • Stress Tests

    Visiting Specialists Calendar

Last updated: 28 June 2021