The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) provides regional coverage for a growing population of 250,000 people within Central Queensland spanning across major centres such as Gladstone and Rockhampton to small towns and grazing properties.
The CQHHS employs 3,200 staff and has a 470 bed operation with services ranging from Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Cardiology, Renal Medicine, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. There are also a range of clinical services provided on a visiting basis from tertiary hospitals in Queensland.
Rockhampton Hospital is the main referral centre for Central Queensland with over 300 beds. During 2014-2015 more than $200 million was spent on the hospitals’ infrastructure. It opened a new and expanded critical care service in 2015, providing the ability to meet the critical care needs from a Cancer Care service. Also a new helipad built on top of the new seven storey ward block enables rapid transport of trauma patients from across the region. Rockhampton also operates a 24 Hour Emergency Department, Specialist Outpatient Department, Cardiac services, Dermatology services, Diabetes service, including diabetes in pregnancy,(ENT) services, Gynaecology services, Maternity services, Paediatric services, Haematology services, Orthopaedic services, Palliative Care services, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Renal services, Respiratory services, Rheumatology services, GP referred surgical services, TB Control services, Child Health Nurse, Women’s Mobile Health Nurse, Early Intervention services, Patient Liaison Officers, Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officers
Gladstone Hospital provides health services, including emergency, outpatients, general medicine and surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, high-dependency, palliative, Telehealth and community mental health. Its’ High Dependency Unit underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 to become a contemporary equipped unit with state of the art technology. Operating Theatres have also be undergone a complete refurbishment in 2015 as part of the hospital and regions’ ongoing development program. It also operates a 24 hour Emergency Department.
The CQHHS vision is to ‘change lives for the better’ which connects as much with their patient-focussed mission, objectives and projects as it does with their investment for growth in their people.
The region is thriving and is constantly in need of not only local talent but also offshore candidates with the required skillsets.