Townsville University Hospital

icon  As part of the $484.2 million redevelopment, the new south block will have a 30-bed gerontology unit and 30-bed maternity unit. These units will free up wards in the hospital's north block for more services, including paediatric oncology.               
icon  The new paediatric oncology day unit will provide an expanded service for local children with cancer and will include three new chemotherapy chairs. For many children, this will mean no longer having to travel to Brisbane for treatment.     
icon  The $67.5 million expansion to the Townsville Cancer Centre will include 26 additional chemotherapy chairs and two new linear accelerators used in radiation treatment of cancer patients.  
icon  The Townsville University Hospital's pathology expansion is designed to deliver a streamlined facility providing world-class diagnostic services. Leading-edge technology in Telehealth equipment and a certified PC3 (physical containment level 3) laboratory enables the lab to handle highly infectious organisms.      
icon  A refurbishment of mental health facilities will enable the hospital to provide a new model of care with a focus on rehabilitation for mental health consumers.
icon  An Antimicrobial stewardship program will improve patient safety and reduce infection rates.


100 Angus Smith Drive
Douglas, QLD, 4817


+61 7 4433 1111


+61 7 4433 1197

Office Hours

24 Hours

Website address

Townsville University Hospital

Outpatient clinics


Service lines

Surgical and perioperative services
Internal medicine services
Women's and newborn services
Nursing services
Corporate services
Medical services
Critical care and clinical support services
Allied health
Cancer care services
Mental health services
Oral health services

Hospital Services

The Townsville University Hospital (TUH) is a tertiary referral hospital located in the suburb of Douglas, Townsville.  The hospital treats patients from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria.  It is also the major teaching hospital for James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and for the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE.  The Townsville University Hospital provides the very latest in cardiac, obstetric, gynaecological, paediatric, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, cancer, mental health, neonatal, allied health, anaesthetic and intensive care services to the community.

Cancer care subspecialties

Radiation Oncology
Medical Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant / Haematology

Critical care services

Emergency Medicine
Intensive Care Medicine and the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre

Medical subspecialties

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Geriatric Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine and Aged Care
Pharmacy & Clinical Pharmacology
Nuclear Medicine
Renal Medicine
Thoracic Medicine
Palliative Care Services

Mental Health services

Adolescent  Psychiatry
Alcohol and Drug Services
Community Forensic Mental Health Services
Older persons Mental Health

Surgical subspecialties

Vascular surgery
Plastics and reconstructive
Oral and maxilliofacial surgery

Women's and newborn services

Maternity Services
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Special Care Nursery (SCN)
Foetal Diagnosis and Treatment
Breast Health
Maternal Foetal Medicine
Gynaecological Oncology and Retrieval Service for Northern NSW and Pacific Rim

Captial works or recent improvements

Information on capital works can be obtained from the Infrastructure unit on +61 7 4433 4860

The Townsville Hospital

Last updated: 4 March 2020