Overview


Alpha Hospital and Multipurpose Health Service and co-located general medical practice offer a range of emergency, primary and visiting allied and mental health services and provide five residential aged care beds. The hospital operates an ambulance service in partnership with the Queensland Ambulance Service. There are 985 people living in hospital’s catchment area. The facility is located 141 kilometres from the Barcaldine Hospital and 169 kilometres from Emerald Hospital.

  • Alpha provides 24-hours a day, seven days a week ambulance and emergency care. It also provides a multipurpose health service.

  • A visiting general practitioner holds medical clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

  • Alpha can provide financial assistance through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel away to other health services for procedures and tests not available locally.

  • Home and Community Care services are available for eligible clients. This service is managed by the Barcaldine Regional Council.

  • Some visiting allied health and community services include dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, community health, diversional therapy, women’s health, child health, mental health and a diabetic educator (provided by the Medicare Local).

  • The community of Alpha has access to two doctors, with one staying overnight for two full days each week.

  • The health board welcomed the government’s announcement of $17.5 million to build a new hospital and emergency services precinct, expected to be completed in early 2016.

  • Telehealth services available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.

  • The MPHS welcomed the appointment of a Nurse Practitioner and Associate Nurse Unit Manager and the permanent filling of Registered Nurses vacancies.

Address

Physical Address: 1 Burns Street ALPHA QLD 4724.
Postal Address: PO Box 3 ALPHA QLD 4724

Phone

+61 7 4809 7000

Fax

+61 7 4809 7099

Office Hours

8am – 5pm

Distance to Main Referring Hospitals


  • Rockhampton Hospital 500km
  • Toowoomba Hospital 900km
  • The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital 1200km

Hospital Services


  • General Hospital Care
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Medical Clinic services
  • Multipurpose Health Care

Allied Health Services


  • Women’s Health Nurse (every 2 months)
  • Occupational Therapist (Monthly)
  • ACAT (Monthly)
  • QLD Health Mental Health Team (monthly or needed)
  • Social Worker (Monthly or as required)
  • Dietician (monthly)
  • Breast Cancer Nurse (When required)
  • Indigenous Health Team (Monthly)
  • ATODS (as required)
  • School Based Youth Health Nurse (Monthly)
  • Child Health (Monthly)
  • Speech Pathologist (Every two months)
  • Diabetic Educator (every 4-6 weeks)
  • Continence Advisor (every 4-6 weeks)
  • Footcare Nurse (provided from Alpha Nursing staff every 4 weeks)
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2016 @ 3:20 pm