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Atherton Hospital

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icon The local community of Atherton has access to many health services, including accident and emergency, aged care, general medicine, dialysis, dietetics and nutrition, pathology, paediatrics and radiology.
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Atherton Hospital

Address

Atherton Hospital
Cnr Jack and Louise Streets
Atherton Qld 4883

PO Box 183
Atherton Qld 4883

Phone

+61 7 4091 0211

Fax

+61 7 4091 0401

Office hours

0830 - 1700

Visiting Hours

Medical & General Ward - 1200 - 2000
High Dependency Unit - 1200 - 1400 and 1600 -1800
Surgical Ward - 1200 - 2000
Maternity (Women's Unit) - 1200 - 1400 and 1600 -2000

Please note: Visiting outside of these hours needs to be approved by the Nurse in Charge of the Unit, and that visitors may be asked to leave depending on the clinical needs of the patient.

Website address

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/cairns_hinterland/html/atherton.asp

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

Cairns Hospital  90 km
Mareeba Hospital  30 km

Hospital services

Accident and Emergency
Aged Care
Cardiac Stress Testing
Chemotherapy
Diabetic Educator
Dialysis
Dietetics and Nutrition
General Surgical
General Medical
GIT Endoscopy
Low risk Maternity including 24 hour operative Obstetrics
Palliative Care
Paediatrics
Pathology
Pharmacy
Radiology

Clinics available

Antenatal
Diabetic education
Cardiac support
Malanda
Millaa Millaa
Mt Garnet
Oncology
Pre-admission
Primary care
Ravenshoe
Wound management

Allied health services

Dietetics and nutrition
Mental health
Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy
Social work
Speech therapy

Outreach services

Croydon
Dietetics and nutrition
Forsayth
Georgetown
Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy
Social work
Speech therapy

Home and Community Care services (HACC)

Frail aged
HACC allied health program
Home care program
People with disabilities and carers
Tablelands HACC assessment team (T.H.A.T.)
Tablelands HACC continence advisory service

Visiting specialist services

Anaesthetics
Endocrinology (Adult and Paediatric)
Endoscopy
General medical
Internal medicine
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Orthopaedics
Paediatrics
Psychiatry
Thoracic medicine
Women's health

Community health

Aged care assessment
Child health
Continence
Drug and alcohol services
Health promotion / prevention
Immunisation clinics
Indigenous health
Men's health
Oral health
Palliative care
Parent craft
School health
Women's health

Capital works or recent improvements

Infrastructure Upgrade - $9.9 million

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Last Updated: 12 September 2014
Last Reviewed: 08 January 2014