The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) includes 9 hospitals, 11 primary health sites and 9 community health centres, as well as mental health facilities and specialist services.
Growing talentDr Louis Peachey was the ‘Aboriginal kid from the jungles of North Queensland’ but has become a champion for countless medical professionals.
Croc attack - Haggerstone Island - patient media statementA tourist who was attacked by a crocodile while snorkelling shares his experience of what happened on the Great Barrier Reef.
Staff and patient health a priority after contaminated water found at CHHHS sitesCairns and Hinterland Hospital Service (CHHHS) is taking immediate steps to protect the health of staff and patients at Atherton Hospital and Yarrabah Health Facility after water testing detected elevated levels of lead.
We offer maternity care, gynaecology, sexual health and breast screening. We also have Mobile Women’s Health Clinics for our rural and remote areas.
We have a state-of-the-art cancer care service for children and adults. This includes cancer care coordination for our rural and remote patients and families.
Our community health services provide primary and preventative health care, helping you to avoid hospital admissions and to maintain and improve your health.
We have dental health services for school children and people who are eligible for public dental services in Queensland.
Confidential services including sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, sexual health counselling, contraceptives, transgender support and more.
We provide comprehensive mental health, rehabilitation and addiction assessment and treatment services for all age groups.
Hear from our patients
Cairns Hospital staff have helped a Mareeba man walk again.
Ben Crous, 60, has thanked the ‘amazing’ support of medical professionals who have got him back on his feet after he lost part of his left leg and hip following a bone cancer diagnosis in 2007.
Years later an invasive infection resulted in the total removal of his leg through to the hip joint. He has since been fitted with a prosthetic limb, and learnt to walk again.
“It’s very easy to chase dreams when the people around you are there for you.”
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We provide public hospital and health services to a population of about 250,000 people.
Last updated: February 2023