About 12 per cent of people living in our catchment area and over 32 per cent of our patients identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison Officers

We have hospital liaison officers in Cairns and other areas who can provide cultural support and advice to Indigenous patients, their families and carers.

For Cairns Hospital, call 07 4226 6361 to arrange support from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison Officer. If you're in another location, ask your nurse or doctor about available support.

We can also arrange an interpreter to help if you have difficulty communicating in English or if you have a hearing impairment. Ask your nurse or doctor to contact the interpreter service for you.

Related information

Find an Indigenous health service

Queensland Government catalogue of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services.

Find a medical service

Remote and rural health services

Queensland Government catalogue of rural and remote health services.

Find a health service


Information on transport to health services from remote Indigenous communities.

Transport to medical services

Last updated: April 2023