With Mt Isa as its major population centre, the North West region begins west of Townsville and extends into the Gulf of Carpentaria. It encompasses outback centres such as Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Julia Creek and Richmond, as well as Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Home to spectacular outback landscapes and a centre for the mining and cattle industries, the region also has a rich Indigenous culture dating back tens of thousands of years.
TAAHC Member the North West Hospital and Health Service is responsible for providing health services in the region.
The region is also home to the James Cook University Centre for Rural and Remote Research, adjacent to the Mount Isa Base Hospital. The Centre is part of the Australian Rural Health Education Network and aims to attract, build and retain a high quality health workforce rural, remote and outback Queensland and improve the health of outback communities.
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
North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) responsible for the delivery of public hospital and health services including medical, surgical, emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, specialist outpati