Overview


Longreach Hospital is the region’s major healthcare facility offering 31 bed inpatient care, 24 hour emergency department, pharmacy and medical imaging services, elective surgery, maternity services and a dental hub. There are 4308 people living in the hospital’s catchment area. The facility is located 685 kilometres by sealed road from the Rockhampton Base Hospital, 1176 kilometres from Royal Brisbane and 1171 kilometres from Princess Alexandra Hospitals.

  • The Honourable Minister for Health Cameron Dick MP visited Longreach in June 2015 to announce development plans for the installation of a CT scanner by mid-2016.
  • The Longreach Hospital has met or exceeded emergency room wait time and admission targets. This data is available at www.health.qld.gov.au/hospitalperformance
  • Longreach Hospital has significantly increased surgical and specialist services with concurrent increases in bed occupancy and telehealth use.

Address

Physical Address: Jabiru Street LONGREACH QLD 4730.
Postal Address: PO Box 297 LONGREACH QLD 4730.

Phone

+61 7 4658 4700

Fax

+61 7 4658 4799

Office Hours

8am – 5pm

Distance to Main Referring Hospitals


  • Rockhampton Hospital 685km
  • The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital 1176km

Hospital Services


  • Accident & Emergency
  • Medical Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Midwifery Services
  • Paediatric Services

Allied Health Services


  • Podiatrist (two days a month)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Radiographer
  • Speech Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Pharmacist
  • Oral Health (visiting)

Visiting Specialist Services


  • Psychiatrist Adult Mental Health (1 week a month)
  • Flying Obstetrics & Gynaecologist (1 day a month)
  • Ophthalmologist (1 week every 4 weeks)
  • ENT Specialist (4 days every 4 months)
  • Audiology (4 days every 4 months)
  • Orthopaedics (4 days every 4 months)
  • Paediatric Team including Paediatrician & Child
  • Psychiatrist (4 days every 3 months)
  • Dermatologist (3 days every 3 months)
  • Dental Surgeon (2 days every 6 months)
  • QRI (2 days every 6 months)
  • Gastroenterologist (5 days every 2 months)
  • Respiratory Physician (2 days every 3 months)
  • Palliative Care Specialist (2 days every 3 months)

Community Health Services


  • Mobile Women’s Health Nurse
  • Breast Care Nurse
  • Child Health
  • School Based Youth Health Nurses
  • Mental Health (including child and youth mental health)
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Aged Care and Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Disease Management Coordinator
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2016 @ 3:13 pm