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Cairns Hospital

icon The $454.6 million redevelopment of Cairns Hospital will provide an additional 168 beds by 2015, bringing the total to 531 beds.
icon A 16-bed older persons evaluation, rehabilitation and assessment unit opened in November 2013, enhancing the multidisciplinary rehabilitation and restorative care of older patients.
icon Plasma exchange services commenced at the end of 2013, eliminating the need for patients to travel to Townsville or Brisbane for this procedure.
icon Community rehabilitation services commenced in 2013, expanding what is offered across the Cairns area.
icon A local urology service commenced in January 2014, a third urologist is expected to start in 2015.

Visiting hours

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.

Hospital services

24 hour acute care
Accident and emergency
Aged care
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug service
Cardiac Services
Child and youth health
Gynaecology
Intensive care
Medical
Mental health
Obstetric
Oncology
Peri-operative
Rehabilitation unit
Special Care Baby Unit
Surgical

Clinics available

Amputee
Cardiology
Cystic fibrosis
Diabetes
Ear, nose, throat (ENT)
Emergency medicine
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
General surgery
Genetics
Geriatrics
Gynaecology
Haematology
Infectious diseases
Intensive care
Metabolic
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Oral surgery
Orthopaedic oncology
Orthopaedics
Paediatric cardiology
Paediatric dermatology
Paediatric ophthalmology
Paediatric surgery
Paediatrics
Pathology
Psychiatry
Radiation oncology
Radiology
Renal medicine
Renal transplant
Rheumatology
Scoliosis
Sleep clinic
Thoracic medicine
Urology
Vascular surgery

Specialist services

Aged care
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) service
Cardiac Health Team (Heart Failure, Cardiac Rehabilitation)
Cardiology
Continence advisory service
Diabetes
Emergency medicine
Endocrinology
ENT surgery
Gastroenterology
General medicine
General surgery
Genetic counselling
Geriatrics
Gynaecology
Haematology
Infectious diseases
Intensive care
Medical imaging
Mental health
Neonatal
Neurology
Obstetrics
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Oral surgery
Orthopaedics
Paediatrics
Pain service
Pathology
Plastic corrective surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Renal medicine
Respiratory
Rheumatology
Sexual health
Thoracic medicine
Urology
Vascular surgery
Wound management

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
Dietetics
Occupational therapy
Oral health dental services
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Psychology
Radiographers
Social work
Speech Pathology

Outreach services

Anaesthetics
Cardiac Outreach including Echo Service
Dental
General medicine
General surgery
Geriatrics
Gynaecology
Mental health
Obstetric
Orthopaedic
Paediatrics
Thoracic medicine

Community health

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) service
Dental
Hepatitis C
Sexual health

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.

Cairns Hospital

Contact details

Address:
165 The Esplande
Cairns Qld 4870

PO Box 902
Cairns Qld 4870

Phone:
07 4226 0000

Fax:
07 4031 1168

Office hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

Useful Information

Cairns Hospital map (PDF, 110KB)

Patient information brochure (PDF, 1.93MB)


Last Updated: 12 September 2014
Last Reviewed: 10 January 2014