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Thursday Island Community Wellness Centre Profile

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The Thursday Island Community Wellness Centre (CWC) was officially opened in 2014.  The CWC was part of the State Government’s strategy aimed at improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and was funded under Rehabilitation Pathways and Chronic Disease facility programs by the Australian government.

icon In 2015 nurse assisted ambulatory renal dialysis services commenced at the Thursday Island Wellness Centre with three haemodialysis chairs. The service will gradually build up to its full capacity with staffing for six chairs.
icon New tele-chemotherapy programs commenced at the Thursday Island Community Wellness Centre in 2015. Low risk cancer patients no longer need to travel to Cairns for chemotherapy. Nurses can now administer chemotherapy locally while being guided via video link by medical oncologists and chemotherapy nurses in Cairns.
icon 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.
icon Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.

Address

Street address:  Thursday Island Hospital precinct, 163 Douglas Street, THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 4875

Postal address: PO Box 391, THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 4875

Phone

+61 7 4030 6111

Fax

+61 7 4030 6101

Office Hours

8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Hospitals within the HHS

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Services

Medical services

  • GP Practice with triage room, three GP consulting rooms and two treatment rooms
  • Specialist Clinics for 15 different visiting services

Rehabilitation and Allied Health services

  • Podiatrist, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapists
  • Allied Health Co-worker

Primary Health Care Outreach services

  • CNC Ophthalmology
  • Tele Health Coordinator
  • Chronic Disease Team
  • Quality Lifestyle Team
  • Women’s Health

Projects

Renal/Chemotherapy Services

  • Renal Dialysis
  • Tele-chemotherapy

Public Health

  • Environmental Health

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Last updated: 14 December 2017

Thursday Island Community Wellness Centre