What we do

We provide public hospital and health services to a population of about 250,000 people.

Where you can access our health services

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service covers an area of 142,900 square kilometres. We go as far as Tully in the south, Cow Bay in the north and Croydon in the west.

The outer western region of our service includes extremely remote communities. Cairns Hospital is the only major referral hospital in Far North Queensland and also provides care for people from Cape York and the Torres Strait.

We provide most specialised health services. A small number of our high level acute services are done in Townsville and Brisbane.

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service map

Map showing the borders and health facilities of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.

Last updated:July 2021