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.
Planning for the worst and hoping for the bestStaff are working to normalise conversations about end-of-life planning and medical choices, talking to all patients about Advance Care Plans.
New study highlights tree’s painful, lingering touchMost people who have been stung by one of Australia’s most dangerous plants have experienced moderate to severe pain – but there is no definitive treatment for injuries, a new study has found.
New Patsy chairs for Paediatric WardA donation of specially designed high chairs to Cairns Hospital's paediatric ward will help children with complex needs.
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