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A 16-bed older persons evaluation, rehabilitation and assessment unit opened in November 2013, enhancing the multidisciplinary rehabilitation and restorative care of older patients.
Plasma exchange services commenced at the end of 2013, eliminating the need for patients to travel to Townsville or Brisbane for this procedure.
Community rehabilitation services commenced in 2013, expanding what is offered across the Cairns area.
A local urology service commenced in January 2014, a third urologist is expected to start in 2015.
Distance to main referring hospital(s)
The Townsville Hospital 344 km
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 1800 km
Parking and Transport
The link bridge over Lake Street provides undercover pedestrian access from the Cairns Hospital multi-story cark park in Block E to the new Block D clinical services building. Vehicle access to the car park is from Digger Street, corner of Grove Street. The closest bus stops for Cairns Hospital are located in Lake Street. For bus information visit: www.sunbus.com.au.
24 hour acute care
Accident and emergency
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug service
Child and youth health
Special Care Baby Unit
Ear, nose, throat (ENT)
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) service
Cardiac Health Team (Heart Failure, Cardiac Rehabilitation)
Continence advisory service
Plastic corrective surgery
Allied health services
Child development unit: multidisciplinary allied health team comprising occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech therapist
Clinical measurement services: neurology scientist, respiratory scientist, cardiac scientist & sleep technician
Oral health dental services
Capital works or recent improvements
The $454.6 million staged redevelopment of Cairns Hospital will deliver 168 additional beds by 2015. It has already delivered the Cairns North Community Health Facility, Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre and new car park.