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Townsville Hospital and Health Service - About Us

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service comprises 18 hospitals and community health campuses and two residential aged care facilities in the area north to Cardwell and Ingham, west to Charters Towers, Hughenden and Richmond, south to Ayr and Home Hill and east to Magnetic Island and Palm Islands.  We operate public health facilities in each of these areas, one of which, the Townsville Hospital, is the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland.

The health service has a population of more than 230,000 and employs a workforce of around 5,000 dedicated staff, all whom take pride in providing the best possible care to thousands of patients across the region.  In the past financial year, the health service provided almost 65,000 in-patient occasions of service, had more than 75,000 emergency department attendances and delivered more than 2,600 babies.

The health service has five clinical service groups.  These are:  Surgical, Mental Health, Rural Hospitals, Medical and Health and Wellbeing.  They are supported by the Commercial Services Group.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service can offer you the right blend of professional enhancement and fulfilling work coupled with a relaxed lifestyle in the tropics.  For excellent career opportunities visit work for us.


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Last updated: 23 September 2016
Townsville Executive Team

Chief Executive
Kieran Keyes

Interim Chief Operating Officer
Adrianne Belchamber

Chief Finance Officer
Stephen Harbort

Executive Director
Medical Services

Dr Andrew Johnson

Executive Director
Nursing & Midwifery Services

Judy Morton

Executive Director
Allied Health

Danielle Hornsby

Executive Director
Clinical Governance

Dr Tracey Bessell

Executive Director 
Corporate and Strategic Governance
Sharon Kelly

Executive Director
Human Resource & Engagement 

Sam Galluccio