North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) is responsible for the delivery of public hospital and health services including medical, surgical, emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, specialist outpatient clinics, mental health, critical care and clinical support services to a population of around 32,000 people residing in a geographical area of 300,000 kilometres within north western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The Queensland Government Statisticians Office estimates the average age for all residents is currently 32 years, which is lower than the Queensland median age of 37 years. The percentage of indigenous persons living in the North West is 23.3 percent, compared to 4 percent within all of Queensland. In particular, the two Local Government Areas of Doomadgee and Mornington Island have populations in which 86 percent or more of the population identify themselves as Indigenous
The North West HHS provides a comprehensive range of community and primary health services, including aged care assessment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs; child and maternal health services; alcohol, tobacco and other drug services; home care services; community health nursing, sexual health service, allied health, oral health and health promotion programs. Mount Isa Hospital is the main referral centre.
(Source: North West Hospital and Health Service Annual Report 2016 – 2017)
For more information visit the North West Hospital and Health Service website.