Situated in the middle of the Queensland coast, the Mackay region includes the 74 coastal islands of the Whitsundays, lush sub-tropical rainforests and the scenic Pioneer Valley.
Traditionally known as the ‘sugar capital’ of Australia, the region is also widely recognised as the gateway to the Bowen Basin coal mining reserves. The population of the region is spread across over 30 townships, small rural settlements and rural residential areas.
Hospital services in the region are provided by the Mackay Hospital and Health Service.
The Mackay Base Hospital hosts the James Cook University Medical Education Unit and the Mackay facility of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM). Occupational Health and Safety is a major focus of AITHM in Mackay.
TAAHC Member the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) also maintains an office in Mackay. 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.
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
Mackay Hospital and Health Service
The Mackay Hospital and Health Service (HHS) is responsible for the delivery of public hospital and health services including medical, surgical, emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, specialist outpatie
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.