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Rockhampton Base Hospital

Rockhampton Base Hospital is the largest major hospital in Central Queensland, Australia. Operated by Queensland Health as a public hospital, the hospital offers a wide range of medical services to a population of about 230,000 throughout the Rockhampton, Gladstone, the Capricorn Coast and Emerald communities.[1]

Rockhampton Base Hospital
Queensland Health
Geography
Location The Range, Queensland, Central Queensland, QLD, Australia
Coordinates 23°22′47″S 150°29′39″E / 23.3797°S 150.4943°E / -23.3797; 150.4943Coordinates: 23°22′47″S 150°29′39″E / 23.3797°S 150.4943°E / -23.3797; 150.4943
Organisation
Care system Public Medicare (AU)
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 300 - 500
History
Founded unknown
Links
Website Official Website
Lists Hospitals in Australia

Contents

GeographyEdit

The hospital is located in The Range about 4 km from the Rockhampton CBD, on a block bounded by Canning Street, North Street and Quarry Street.

HistoryEdit

 
Nursing staff at Rockhampton Hospital, circa 1908

The Rockhampton Hospital site at The Range was established in 1867, and was the second site of a hospital in the city. However, none of the buildings from the 19th century survive. The present buildings of the hospital are from the 20th and 21st century. Two of the 20th century buildings are heritage listed:[2]

RedevelopmentEdit

In early 2014 a new $160 million eight-storey ward block opened, housing 3 levels of cancer services and will also accommodate 70 additional inpatient beds. A helipad opened in early 2015 to enable better transport.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rockhampton Hospital". www.health.qld.gov.au. Queensland Health. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rockhampton Hospital - Therapies Block and Medical Superintendents Residence (entry 601967)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rockhampton Base Hospital at Wikimedia Commons