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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.
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Construction of the $155 million seven storey ward block was completed in May 2015, three of these stories will 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 will open a new and expanded critical care service in 2015, providing the ability to meet the critical care needs of the cancer centre.
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A new helipad is being built on top of the new seven storey ward block. Works on the helipad are due to be finalised mid-July 2015, enabling 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 A four-month trial commenced in March 2014 to provide 200 of the most urgent ophthalmology patients (public) access to eye surgery—this trial is provided through a public-private partnership agreement. The Rockhampton Hospital is working on a sustainable model to provide this service in the future.

Rockhampton Hospital
Rockhampton Hospital

Address

Canning Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700

Phone

+61 7 4920 6211

Fax

+61 7 4932 5362

Office hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Website address

www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/

Distance to main referring hospital/s

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 630km

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.

Allied health services

Other Rockhampton health services available

Within Rockhampton Hospital grounds the other health services available include:

Other Rockhampton health services available

Within the Rockhampton Region CQ Health Services include:

 

Care of the Older People and Rehabilitation

Rockhampton Hospital Redevelopment
Rockhampton Hospital Redevelopment

Capital works or recent improvements

Construction of the $155 million seven storey ward block was completed in May 2015, three of these stories will 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. 

A new helipad is being built on top of the new seven storey ward block. Works on the helipad are due to be finalised mid-July 2015, enabling better transport of trauma patients. 

Works are also underway on the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit that will be housed within the new seven storey ward block.  This project is anticipated to be finalised in November 2015. 

Upgrade and refurbishment works on the Centralised Sterilising Department commenced in June 2015.  It is expected the program of works will take 55 weeks to complete. 

The Hospital and Health Service is currently looking to rationalise the power generation and supply into a central location that offers adequate capacity as well as ease of service and maintenance, access and future expansion capabilities.


Last Updated: 04 June 2015
Last Reviewed: 04 June 2015