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Operating Theatre and Post Anaesthetic Care Unit


Perioperative Services provides Level 5 - 6 (Clinical Services Capability Framework for Public and Licensed Private Health Facilities [CSCF] v3.1) surgical intervention, delivering quality public health services, education and research for the Townsville region and tertiary health care to the residents of North Queensland.

The Perioperative complex comprises of 14 operating theatres providing both elective and emergency theatre sessions within the following disciplines:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Cardiac
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Fascio-Maxillary and Dental
  • Hepatobiliary, Gastrointestinal and Breast Endocrine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Plastic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Transplant donor site only
  • Trauma
  • Urology  
  • Vascular

In addition, the teams provide anaesthetic support to outlying departments including Medical Imagery, Oncology, Endoscopy, Cardiac Services, Brachytherapy and Mental Health.

The theatre complex and outlying areas are supported by an 18 bed Post Anaesthetic Care Unit to provide highly skilled post procedural care.

Referral Procedure

Patients are referred to the theatre from the Emergency Department, specialist clinics, and wards. They are admitted to the service via the Emergency Theatre, Planned Procedural Unit and the wards.

Contact Details

 Location Level 2, Acute Block,The Townsville Hospital,
100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814
 Postal Address  IMB 82, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD4810
 Phone +61 7 4433 2000
Theatre Bookings +61 7 4433 1996
 Facsimile +61 7 4433 1991
Last updated: 26 October 2017