Hughenden Multipurpose Health Service
The Hughenden Multipurpose Health Service is an acute facility with 24-hour emergency and general medical care, with six long-stay nursing home-type beds.
What care is provided?
- Emergency department
- General inpatient
- Aged care
Visiting services (including allied health)
- A female GP
- Paediatrician (children’s health)
- Well-women's clinics
- Dental clinic
- School oral health
- Podiatry (foot health)
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Diabetes educator
- ATODS (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs)
- An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
- Community nurse
- School-based youth health nurse
- Community mental health
Where possible, the Hughenden Health Service offers telehealth appointments for all specialties available at Townsville University Hospital. The team also provides a telehealth oncology service supervised by Townsville University Hospital oncology service for patients requiring chemotherapy.
Patients may also be eligible for reimbursement of costs incurred when travelling to a different facility for care. You can find more information about the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme here.
Street parking is available.
In an emergency you should always call 000.
For non-urgent health advice call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
Richmond Hill Drive Hughenden QLD 4821
PO Box 228
Ph: +61 7 4741 2800
Fax: +61 7 4741 1617
All Townsville HHS facilities are smoke-free zones. The Queensland Government has banned smoking in all Queensland hospitals, healthcare and residential aged care facilities and from five metres beyond their boundaries.
Up to two visitors can see a patient in hospital at any one time, for any length of time, within visiting hours. More than two visitors continue to be allowed to provide end-of-life support to a patient.
You cannot visit if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, returned from overseas in the last 14 days, been asked to self-quarantine, had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, have a fever or a cough, runny nose, sore throat or breathing difficulties.
Some critical care areas may have specific restrictions, including limiting visitor numbers.
More information can be found here.