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Kubin Primary Health Care Centre (on Moa Island) Profile

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Kubin is one of two communities located on Moa Island (Banks Island).

The other community is St Paul's, located 22 km away by sealed road.

Both communities have separate health care centres and operate independently of each other, but are able to support each other if required.

Moa Island is the second largest island in the Torres Strait and lies in the Near Western Cluster, about 40 km north of Thursday Island.

The population of Kubin is approximately 163 people, with 96% of the population identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

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Kubin Primary Health Care Centre is managed by a small primary health care team consisting of a remote area nurse, Indigenous health workers and part time operational staff.

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This health centre manages all acute presentations and chronic disease clients.  It performs annual health checks and provides a limited a range of primary health and emergency care, including chronic disease, maternal and child care, lifestyle and emotional well-being, environmental health and mental health.

Allied Health outreach teams (podiatry, dietician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, diabetes educator) visit the island regularly and midwives also attended Kubin on an as-needed basis for antenatal checks.

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Financial assistance is available through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel to other hospitals for procedures and tests not available locally.

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Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.

Address

Street Address: Lot 77 Kubin Village Health Centre, Kubin Village, Moa Island QLD 4875

Postal Address: c/- Kubin Health Centre, Lot 77 Kubin, QLD 4875

Phone

+61 7 4090 1100

Fax

+61 7 4069 1115

Hours

8.00 am - 5.30 pm Monday to Friday

Staff On-Call Hours - 24 hrs, 7 days a week

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Distance to main referring hospital

Thursday Island Hospital - 40km (by sea)

Centre services

  • Primary health care centre
  • Level 2 emergency care centre
  • 24 hours access to registered nurse and triage presentations.
  • Home visits for disabled and elderly patients

Clinics available

  • Visiting medical officer outreach visits, usually 3 weekly cycles
  • Diabetes services
  • Dental services
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service women's health
  • Sexual health
  • Outreach midwife
  • Hearing health
  • Ophthalmic clinic
  • Renal specialist clinic
  • Mental health services
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health promotion
  • Public health in response to communicable disease outbreaks
Last updated: 31 January 2018

Kubin PHCC (on Moa Island)