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Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Overview

The Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre works in collaboration with allied health professionals and doctors to help amputees across North Queensland.

Services include

  • Assessment, casting and fitting of prosthetics for eligible and private consumers
  • Manufacture, repair and maintain prosthetics
  • Supply consumable requirements
  • Consult and advise allied health professionals, doctors and carers on matters relating to amputees and prosthetics
  • Education and training on the use and care of prosthetics for health professionals
  • Issue quotations for prosthetic supply to Workcover, insurance companies, private patients, Department of Veterans Affairs and approved overseas clients.

Geographical areas of service

  • Townsville to the Northern Territory border
  • Mackay to Torres Strait Islands
  • Magnetic Island
  • Palm Island
  • Papua New Guinea

Services are provided from hospital and/ community settings.

Referral Process

New limb patients:


The Townsville Hospital Amputee Clinic (held fortnightly)
  • Townsville +61 7 4433 2620

Thursday Island, refer to therapy department at Thursday Island Hospital (Two clinics in the first half and two clinics in the second half of the year)
  • Thursday Island +61 7 4069 1109

Self referral for repairs and supplies.

How to make an appointment

For repairs and enquiries ring Peter Lewis: +61 7 4433 9490

For new limbs ring:

The Townsville Hospital Amputee Clinic at +61 7 4433 2620

Thursday Island Hospital +61 7 4069 1109

Contact Us

 Location  Kirwan Health Campus, 138 Thuringowa Drive, Kirwan QLD 4817
 Postal Address  PO Box 1596, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
 Phone  + 61 7 4433 9490
 Fascimile  + 61 7 4433 9491

Related Links

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Last updated: 11 November 2014