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Joyce Palmer Health Service

icon The Joyce Palmer Health Service is implementing a primary healthcare model of care.
icon A mobile clinic van to support health workers, nurses and doctors provide services to the community away from the acute environment.
icon Upgrade of the haemodialysis unit allows more patients with end-stage renal failure to dialyse on Palm Island and live locally with their families.
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Beach Road, Palm Island.  QLD, 4816


+61 7 4752 5100


+61 7 4752 5151

Office hours

0830 - 1600

Website address

Palm Island Hospital -

Distance to main referring hospital

The Townsville Hospital 60km

Hospital Services

Accident and Emergency
15-bed inpatient unit

Clinics available

Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Physician services, Dietician, Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Diabetes Educator, Dentist, Heating Team, Child Assessment Team, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Eye Health Team, Endocrinologist, Cardiologist, Renal Physician, Gastroenterologist, O&G Consultant, 4 Renal Chairs, Ultra Sound Clinic.

Allied Health Service

Outreach Team, Speech Therapist, Dietician, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Spinal Outreach, Stroke Outreach.

Outreach Services

Indigenous Community Mental Health Team both Adult and Child; ATODs

Home and Community Care services (HACC)

Meals on wheels, Home Help, Minor hourse modifications, transport

Visiting specialist services

As per clinics

Community health

Community Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Team; Child Health Service; Sexual Health; Women's Health, Midwives/Health Workers Clinic

Joyce Palmer Health Service (Palm Island)

Last Updated: 04 April 2012
Last Reviewed: 04 April 2012