Our Health Service
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS) is passionate about improving the health and lives of the North Queensland community.
We strive to be a leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia, and, as one of the region’s largest employers, we are also proud to be a part of the community that we serve. Each day, the HHS sees 336 people in our emergency departments, 1,913 people through our specialist outpatient clinics and 40 people in our operating theatres.
Our health service is one of the most geographically dispersed catchments, extending west to Richmond and Hughenden, north to Cardwell, south to Home Hill and east to Magnetic and Palm Islands. We support a population of almost 250,000 people, and while our distance could separate us, it instead unites us, motivating us to work together and strengthen our health system.
Our health service is also home to Townsville University Hospital (TUH), North Queensland’s only tertiary hospital, which supports a referral catchment of almost 700,000 people.
Our staff provide a person-centred approach to care, and we are passionate about living our values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and engagement in everything we do.
To be the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia
To deliver excellent care, research and education to improve the health of the people and communities of northern Queensland