October 22, 2016

About THHS


The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) comprises 18 hospitals and community health campuses and two residential aged care facilities in the area north to Cardwell and Ingham, west to Charters Towers, Hughenden and Richmond, south to Ayr and Home Hill and east to Magnetic Island and Palm Islands.  We operate public health facilities in each of these areas, one of which, the Townsville Hospital, is the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland.

The health service has a population of more than 230,000 and employs a workforce of around 5,000 dedicated staff, all whom take pride in providing the best possible care to thousands of patients across the region.  In the past financial year, the health service provided almost 65,000 in-patient occasions of service, had more than 75,000 emergency department attendances and delivered more than 2,600 babies. The health service has five clinical service groups.  These are:  Surgical, Mental Health, Rural Hospitals, Medical and Health and Wellbeing.