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Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

icon All hospitals within the Cairns Hospital and Health Service (HHS) are meeting the national performance benchmarks for public hospital emergency departments.
icon Increased efficiency and engagement with the private sector saw the general waiting list for public oral healthcare reduced from 1307 in March 2013 to zero in May 2014.
icon $10 million in capital works funding has been allocated toward building a mental health community care unit in Cairns with the project set for completion in late 2014.
icon The Cairns and Hinterland HHS began 2014 with a $5 million community dividend which was reinvested back into elective surgery.
icon Health services have been expanded across the Cairns and Hinterland to deliver healthcare closer to patients' homes with the development of haemodialysis at Yarrabah, chemotherapy at the hospitals in Atherton and Innisfail, and new dental chairs at Tully and Mareeba.
icon The Cairns and Hinterland HHS this year welcomed 40 interns to Cairns Hospital as part of its commitment to increase the number of well-trained rural doctors in Queensland.
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service


Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service Office
Level 3, GHD Building
85 Spence Street
Cairns Qld 4870


+61 7 4226 0000


+61 7 4031 1168

Office hours

0800 to 1700

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Chief Executive Officer

  • Clare Douglas

Hospital and Health Board

  • Clive Skarott, Chairman

Community health services

Dental services

Cairns, mobile clinic 36, 76, 82, 19, 152

Specialist outreach services

Provided from Cairns Hospital to other service facilities

Private health facilities in service

Private hospitals/day centres = 2
Private nursing homes (profit) = 1

Capital works or recent improvements

  • Cairns Hospital Redevelopment
  • Atherton Hospital Infrastructure project
  • Mareeba Hospital Infrastructure project
  • Croydon Primary Health Care Clinic completed 2012
  • Tully Nurses Quarters completed 2012
  • Mareeba Staff Quarters completed 2012
  • Forsayth Hospital completed 2012
  • Ravenshoe Primary Health Care Centre completed 2012
  • Innisfail Hospital Helipad completed 2012
Last updated: 18 October 2016