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The vision was developed to meet the growing needs of Central Queenslanders and provide more care closer to home, helping to bridge the gap in the delivery of tertiary services between Sunshine Coast and Townsville.

Each of our hospitals and facilities across Central Queensland has a role to play in our vision for the future. We will strengthen our clinical network across our region with Rockhampton Hospital developed as our regional hub. Rockhampton Hospital will provide support to other hospital sites in a hub and spoke clinical network, reducing the need for travel to Brisbane, and reducing the need for travel within Central Queensland. Gladstone, Emerald and Biloela hospitals will also provide support to our network of smaller hospitals across our region, helping this network of hospitals provide local access to important hospital and health services.

Rockhampton Hospital’s development will allow quicker diagnosis and intervention delivering better clinical outcomes for our communities in important services such as cardiology, cancer and women’s and children’s services.

Our developments and investments in the hub hospitals at Gladstone, Emerald and Biloela will ensure we maintain local access to hospital and health services for our rural communities.

We will transform our services with new and innovative clinical models of care to avoid unnecessary Emergency Department attendance and admission, and provide services close to home.

Central Queensland will be a State leader in transforming care through Telehealth and our out-of-hospital and allied health professional services by utilising digital technology, contemporary techniques and models of care. Combined into an integrated service, these elements will enable CQ Health to deliver great care and support our communities to be amongst the healthiest in the world.

Last updated: 26 July 2019