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North West Hospital and Health Service

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Striving for Excellence in the Delivery of Rural and Remote Health Care

The North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) covers an area of over 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service  includes the City of Mount Isa and the towns and areas of Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island. Come Work With Us !

Affectionately referred to as "The Isa" by locals, this oasis in Northern West Queensland encompasses everything that is rugged Outback Australia. The city of Mount Isa is surrounded by the Selwyn Ranges on the banks of the Leichhardt River. To the north lies the isolated Gulf Country and Savannah: the south is home to the Channel Country: the east is rich in pastoral grasslands and in the west the Gateway to the Northern Territory. Mount Isa is a progressive industrial, commercial and tourist centre with a thriving mining industry forming the backbone of the community.

Just 1107 kms from Cairns and 1900 kms to Brisbane. Over 50 nationalities are represented in Mount Isa today and give the city a cosmopolitan flavour. People enjoy living in this modern community, with restaurants, excellent health care, shopping, churches, clubs, service clubs and social activities. Mount Isa is a great place to live and work.

Each August, Mount Isa is transformed into a carnival of festivities and celebrations for a week of the Mount Isa Rodeo - the biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere. Most towns have an annual event which brings the communities together in a festive atmosphere, these include Stockman's Challenges and Camp Drafts. Various race days are held throughout the District including the entertaining ‘Boulia Camel Races’.

The Local Council websites provide information on local lifestyle.

Our Strategic Direction

Strategic Plan

North West Hospital and Health Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021 Revised 2020

Annual Reports

North West Hospital and Health Service Annual Reports

Health Service Plan

NWHHS Health Service Plan 2018-2032

Clinical Services Plan

North West Hospital and Health Service Clinical Services Plan

Operational Plan

North West Hospital and Health Service Operational Plan

Last updated: 30 June 2020