Overview


The 18 bed Blackall Hospital provides emergency, outpatient, pharmacy and X-ray services and is supported by visiting allied, community, mental health and specialist clinics. There are approximately 2254 people living in the hospital’s catchment area. The facility is located 214 kilometres by sealed road from the Longreach Hospital and 963 kilometres from Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals.

  • The health service acquired Black Stump Medical Centre in July 2014 and implemented a new medical workforce model to improve patient care and coordination.
  • Visiting allied health and community services include dental, dietetics, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, community health, women’s health, child health and mental health.
  • Visiting specialist services include flying obstetrics and gynaecologist, ophthalmologist, Royal Flying Doctor Service, women’s health doctor, optometrist, psychiatrist, psychologist and a cardiac outreach team.
  • Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients. Telehealth consultations have continued to grow with a concurrent reduction in the need for patient’s to travel away.
  • The Blackall Hospital 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 Barcoo Living.
  • The Blackall Hospital’s Emergency Department installed an information system to manage and report hospital performance. This data is available at www.health.qld.gov.au/hospitalperformance
  • The Blackall Hospital’s replacement is a priority project under the Queensland Government’s Community hospitals and clinics renewal program. The project aims to construct a modern 8 to 10 bed hospital closer to town.

Address

Physical Address: Shamrock Street BLACKALL QLD 4472.
Postal Address: PO Box 131 BLACKALL QLD 4472

Phone

+61 7 4650 7700

Fax

Nurses Station
24 Hours

+61 7 4650 7779

Administration
Monday to Friday
8am to 5pm – not including Public Holidays

+61 7 4650 7799

Office Hours

8am – 5pm

Distance to Main Referring Hospitals


  • Longreach Hospital 215km
  • Rockhampton Hospital 675km

Hospital Services


  • Accident & Emergency
  • General Hospital Care
  • Medical Clinic Services
  • Ante Natal Clinic
  • Telehealth
  • X-ray Operators

Visiting Specialist Services


  • Dietician
  • Indigenous Health Workers
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapist
  • ATODS
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Mobile Women’s Health Nurse
  • Diabetic Educator
  • ICOP (Indigenous Cardiac Outreach Program)
  • RFDS Well Women’s Doctor
  • Flying Obstetrics and Gynecologist (FOG)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Opthamologist
  • Radiographer
  • Psychiatrist
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2016 @ 2:46 pm