|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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 QLD 4700
+61 7 4920 6211
Phone: +61 7 4920 6300
Fax: +61 7 4920 6301
8.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 630km
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.
Within Rockhampton Hospital grounds the other health services available include:
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
Within the Rockhampton Region CQ Health Services include:
Care of the Older People and Rehabilitation
Rockhampton Hospital car park concept design
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.