The Cairns and Hinterland region encompasses coastal regions bordering the Coral Sea, from Cairns to Tully in the south and to Cow Bay in the north, and out west to Croydon.
Cairns is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia and the region is renowned for its two World Heritage natural environments – the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Wet Tropics ancient rainforests.
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service is responsible for providing hospital services to the approximately 253,000 people across the region.
The region is also home to the James Cook University Cairns campus. Over 4,000 students study at JCU Cairns, including about 380 international students. The Cairns campus is also home to the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine’s Tropical Health Research and Training facility. The facility houses state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities and focuses on bio-discovery and the therapeutic potential of tropical flora and fauna.
TAAHC Member the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is also headquartered in Cairns. The NQPHN is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Australian Government to commission services to meet the health needs and priorities of the northern Queensland region from the Torres Strait to Mackay regions.
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service is committed to understanding its community’s diverse needs and providing holistic, innovative and responsive models of patient care.
James Cook University
James Cook University (JCU) is a leading tropical academic and research-based institution dedicated to creating a brighter future for citizens living in tropical climates world-wide
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Across northern Queensland, from Sarina in the south
Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University is Australia’s only dedicated health and tropical medicine research institute.