Townsville University Hospital
Here at the Townsville University Hospital (TUH) we take care of the smallest, sickest babies, right through to those who need specialist end-of-life care at the North's only Palliative Care Centre. In fact, apart from advanced burns treatment and organ transplants there is very little that can't be done right here at Townsville University Hospital. This includes the very latest in cardiac, obstetric, gynaecological, paediatric, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, cancer, mental health, neonatal, allied health, anaesthetic and intensive care services.
As the only tertiary referral centre in North Queensland, Townsville University Hospital treats patients from as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is also the major teaching hospital for James Cook University's schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and TAFE Queensland North. We are proud to be teaching the clinicians of tomorrow.
Townsville University Hospital also acts as a hub for health research in the region. With a state-of-the-art, dedicated research space and close geographical links to James Cook University, the hospital is on the cutting edge of tropical medicine research with clinical trial partnerships both onsite and via telehealth.
Townsville University Hospital is home to a team of nurse navigators. These nurse navigators are dedicated to supporting patients with complex chronic diseases to find their way around the health care system. Working across multiple specialties, nurse navigators can help educate you to make informed decisions about your healthcare, advocate on your behalf, link you with the right healthcare provider at the right time and be the central point of contact for all the people involved in your healthcare journey, including your GP. This will support you to manage your health/conditions from home with the necessary supports and reduce unnecessary/unplanned hospital admissions.
Patients must meet certain criteria to be eligible for this service. For more information, please contact the team.
Food, shops and services
Townsville University Hospital has a number of food and drink options available both inside the main hospital, and at the adjacent Medilink Retail Centre (on the hospital campus). Medilink also features a newsagent and florist.
A supermarket and pharmacy are located close by on the James Cook University campus.
ATMs are located on the ground floor of the main hospital building and beside the newsagent at the Medilink Retail Centre.
Sunbus provides a regular bus service to the hospital, with buses travelling from Stockland to the hospital approximately every 30 minutes. A bus stop is located near the main entrance of the hospital.
A taxi rank is located at the front of the main building near the front entrance. To call a taxi phone 131 008.
Finding your way around
Birth Centre, Bone Marrow Transplant and Oncology Ward, Children's Day Oncology Unit, Children's Ward, Day of Discharge, Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic, Education Centre, Emergency Department, Health Security, Hyperbaric Unit, JCU Research, Medical Imaging, Medical Ward 5, Nuclear Medicine and PET, Oncology Reception, Oncology Day Unit Reception, Pathology, Patient Admissions, Patient Feedback, Patient Travel, Pharmacy, Radiation Therapy, Red Cross, Rehabilitation Ward, Robert Douglas Auditorium, Short Stay, Social Work, Townsville Cancer Centre, Women and Children's Allied Health, Women and Children's Clinic.
Allied Health Clinic, Cardiac Investigations, Cardiac Services, Cardiac Ward and Centre, Clinical Forensic Medicine, Clinical Information Services, Coronary Care Unit, Endoscopy Unit, JCU Clinical School, Library,Medical Cardiac Clinics, Medical Services Group, Medical Ward 1, Medical Ward 2, Medical Ward 3, Nursing Executive, Ophthalmology ENT and Audiology outpatients, Paluma Room, Renal Dialysis, Respiratory and Sleep Clinic, Surgical Clinical Decisions Unit, Surgical Satellite Clinic, Temporary Capacity Ward.
Adult Intensive Care Unit, All Faith Prayer Room, Birth Suite, Clinical Photographer, Clinical Trials, Maternity Unit, Medical Education and Workforce Services, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Operating Theatres, Paediatric Care Unit, Persistent Pain Clinic, Planned Procedure Unit, Special Care Nursery, Surgical Investigations, Surgical Outpatient Clinics, Surgical Ward 1, Surgical Ward 2, Surgical Ward 3, Townsville Institute of Health Research and Innovation
In an emergency you should always call 000.
For non-urgent health advice call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
100 Angus Smith Drive,
Douglas, QLD, 4814
PO Box 670
Townsville, QLD, 4810
Ph: (07) 4433 1111
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. Visit with more than one other person if you are providing end-of-life support for 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.