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Emergency Department


The Emergency Department at The Townsville Hospital is an ultra-modern 75 bed space Emergency Department with 3 resuscitation bays, 7-bed paediatric assessment area as well as dedicated rooms for plastering/suturing, ophthalmology/ENT, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Medical Imaging is located within the department for plain x-ray and a dedicated CT scanner is adjacent to the department.  There is a co-located 16 bed Short Stay Unit.


Located at the front of the building just down from the main entry the unit has easy vehicle access for drop off and collection of patients.

Contact Details


Front of The Townsville Hospital,
100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814

 Postal Address IMB 23, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810
 PhoneED: All hours: +61 7 4433 2910
Short Stay Unit: +61 7 4433 4088

ED: +61 7 4433 2901
Short Stay Unit: +61 7 4433 7395

Referral Process

Preferred mode of referral is by telephone to the Emergency Department  main administration area triage clerk. The clerk will redirect your call through to the floor consultant

  • +61 7 4433 2910,

Emergency Department  fax +61 7 4433 2901

Clinical emergencies can be discussed with the consultant in charge directly on +61 7 44333520

Information on Termination of Pregnancy  Act 2018

Our Health Team

  • Emergency Physicians
  • ED registrars
  • ED SHO's
  • Intern/RMO
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nursing staff
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Administration staff
  • Physiotherapist
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Discharge Planner
  • Indigenous Liaison officers
  • Acute Care Team (Mental Health)

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Last updated: 4 December 2018