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Child Development Service (CDS) Townsville HHS


Child Development Service (CDS) provides trans-disciplinary paediatric allied health assessment services to children 0-8 years with complex developmental delays.

CDS supports families to develop their understanding of their child’s developmental delay or disability and facilitates the transition to early intervention services/supports that are available in the community.

CDS works in partnership with families and provides client-centred services in Townsville at Kirwan Health Campus and in Ayr, Ingham, Charters Towers, Palm Island, Hughenden and Richmond via the Child Development Service Outreach team.

CDS also provides health-based review services to children with certain diagnosed disability (including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and juvenile idiopathic arthritis) in conjunction with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service multidisciplinary team.


Children can be referred to CDS by their parent/carer, doctor, child health nurse, child care educator or school. Referral forms can be downloaded here or are available from Child Health Reception, Kirwan Health Campus.


 Location  Kirwan Health Campus, 138 Thuringowa Drive, Kirwan QLD 4817
 Postal Address  PO Box 1596, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
 Phone  + 61 7 4433 9000
 Fax  + 61 7 4433 9001
 Email THHS Child Development Service
Last updated: 4 September 2018