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Rockhampton Hospital

icon The Rockhampton Hospital is the main referral centre for Central Queensland and is building on its services to the region.

The $155 million seven-storey ward block was officially opened in October 2015. Three of these stories house cancer care services. The Cancer Service will provide the platform to further strengthen its capacity in terms of colorectal surgery, breast surgery, urology (prostate cancer service, chest service and dermatology service, building on a solid platform of medical oncology, clinical haematology and radiation oncology. 

icon The Rockhampton Hospital opened a new and expanded critical care service in 2016, providing the ability to meet the critical care needs of the cancer centre.

A new helipad has been built on top of the new seven storey ward block. This enables better transport of trauma patients. 

icon The Rockhampton Hospital opened an extended emergency care unit which has improved access to patients who require short-term care, but not admission to a ward bed. This has resulted in emergency department performance results.
icon Hospital in the Home and Hospital in the Nursing Home programs have increased the delivery of acute care out of the hospital, giving suitable patients support to stay in the community rather than be admitted to hospital.
icon Rockhampton Hospital welcomed its full-time opthalmologist in March 2016. This permanent appointment was the culmination of a 1-year project in partnership with private health sector company Vanguard Health.

Rockhampton Hospital
Rockhampton Hospital


Canning Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700


+61 7 4920 6211

Specialist Outpatient Department (SOPD)

Phone: +61 7 4920 6300

Fax: +61 7 4920 6301

Office hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Website address

Distance to main referring hospital/s

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 630km


  • A 24 hour Emergency Department
  • Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service
  • A general Outpatient Department for non-urgent conditions staffed by qualified nursing staff.
    Nursing staff are available to assess and treat patients in consultation with hospital doctors
  • An acute care ward for inpatient services
  • Maternity and paediatric services including antenatal
  • Radiology services including - x-rays, CT Scans, Ultrasounds, MRI's and Interventional Radiology (IR)
  • Pharmacy services
  • General medical and surgical units, providing day surgery and general surgery services
  • Palliative Care, Chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation, Renal, Coronary Care, Intensive Care services
  • Anaesthetics services
  • Pathology services

Specialty services

The specialty services available at Rockhampton Hospital are listed; a referral may be required from your treating health professional before an appointment can be made.

  • Specialist Outpatient Department
  • Cardiac services
  • Dermatology services
  • Diabetes service, including diabetes in pregnancy
  • Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) services
  • Gynaecology services including colposcopy, pelvic floor disorders and urogynaecology
  • Maternity services with antenatal booking clinic and antenatal obstetric review clinic
  • Paediatric services
  • Haematology services
  • Orthopaedic services
  • Palliative Care services
  • Medical and Radiation Oncology
  • Renal services
  • Respiratory services
  • Rheumatology services
  • GP referred surgical services
  • TB Control services
  • Child Health Nurse
  • Women's Mobile Health Nurse
  • Early Intervention services
  • Patient Liaison Officers
  • Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officers

Allied health services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Psychiatry
  • Diabetic Educator
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Other Rockhampton health services available

Within Rockhampton Hospital grounds the other health services available include:

  • CQ Mental Health and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Services

  • Rockhampton Community Dental Clinic
    Phone 1300 782 413
    Fax (07) 4920 7558
    Office hours - 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 4.30 pm Friday
  • Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service
    Phone 1300 782 413
    Fax (07) 4920 7558
    Office hours - 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 4.30 pm Friday
  • Cancer Screening Services
    Includes Bowel Screening, Breast Screening, and Cervical Screening
  • BreastScreen Queensland Rockhampton Service
    North Street, Rockhampton
    Phone (07) 49207200 or 132050
    Fax (07) 49207215
    Office Hours 0800 - 1700 Monday to Thursday and 0800 - 1630 Friday
    BreastScreen Queensland

Other Rockhampton health services available

Within the Rockhampton Region CQ Health Services include:

  • Chronic Disease Unit
    Ground Floor, Bld 2, Suncorp Centre,
    34 East Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700
    Phone (07) 4920 7933
    Fax (07) 4921 4976
  • East Street Health Centre
    2 East Street,
    Rockhampton Qld 4700
    Phone (07) 4920 7950
  • Phillip Street Health Service
    Phillip Street, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
    Phone (07) 4923 5500
    Fax (07) 4926 0296
  • Sexual Health and HIV Services
    92 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700
    Phone (07) 4932 5440
    Fax (07) 4932 5445


Care of the Older People and Rehabilitation

  • Birribi
    A speciality residential facility that provides high level disability care services
    Phone (07) 4920 6351
  • Geriatric and Rehabilitation Services (GARS)
    Phone (07) 4932 5100
  • Eventide Home Rockhampton
    Cnr Campbell and North Sts,
    Rockhampton Qld 4700
    Phone (07) 4920 6800
    Fax (07) 4920 6850
  • North Rockhampton Nursing Centre
    Norman Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
    Phone (07) 4816 8121
  • Transition Care Program
  • Interum Care

Rockhampton Hospital car park concept design
Rockhampton Hospital car park concept design

Capital works or recent improvements

A multi-storey car park will be built at Rockhampton Hospital, with construction expected to start in 2017 following a thorough consultation and design process.

The Hospital and Health Service is planning to commence a high voltage upgrade project in 2017. The power generation and supply will then be in a central location that offers increased capacity as well as enhanced access for maintenance.

An upgrade and refurbishment works on the Centralised Sterilising Department is projected to be completed in mid-late 2017.

Last updated: 1 December 2015