Tropical Public Health Services Cairns focus on the health and wellbeing of populations — protecting health and preventing disease and illness.
Our Tropical Public Health Services work with internal and external stakeholders including:
- the Communicable Diseases Branch in Brisbane
- other health services including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
- federal and local government departments
- non-government agencies
- research institutions and local communities.
We provide public health services and support across Far North Queensland to the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and the Torres Cape Hospital and Health Service. This includes the following:
This service provides support and advice for clinicians for the diagnosis and management of syphilis cases.
Our action and response plans are to help prevent and control sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs).
Population diversity profiles
We have Population diversity profiles (PDF, 1.8MB) for Cairns and Hinterland, and for 7 planning regions within the hospital and health services.
Our diversity profiles include:
- estimated resident populations
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
- socioeconomic status
- country of birth
- language spoken at home
- proficiency in spoken English
- ancestry and religious relationships.
Read about what is happening at TPHS in the current edition of Tropical Public Health News (PDF, 2.8MB).
Cairns Tropical Public Health Services can be contacted on:
Phone: 1800 DENGUE (1800 336 483)
North Queensland Syphilis Surveillance Service
Phone: 1800 032 238
Fax: 07 4226 3095