Mackay Hospital and Health Service

About the Mackay Hospital and Health Service

The Mackay HHS region covers Sarina in the south, Clermont in the west, and Bowen and the Whitsunday Islands in the northeast. It services approximately 182,000 people in an area of approximately 90,000km2.

The Mackay Hospital and Health Service has six hospitals, two Multi-Purpose Health Services and three community health centres that employ more than 2700 staff. The Mackay Base Hospital is the referral hospital for the rural facilities at Proserpine, Bowen, Dysart, Clermont, Collinsville, Moranbah and Sarina. Proserpine Hospital is the largest rural facility and offers birthing and surgical services. 

Our staff are passionate about community engagement and delivering outstanding healthcare services to the communities in the Mackay HHS region.

The Mackay Hospital Health Service acknowledges the Traditional Custodians within our HHS boundaries and is invested in the Closing the Gap initiatives, in particular, wanting to engage a workforce that reflects the communities we serve.  We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for all advertised positions.  The Mackay Hospital Health Service values its people, respecting and embracing diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.  People of all ages, abilities, gender and ethnicity are encouraged to apply for positions.

To reflect the growing demand for health care in the region, the Mackay Base Hospital has been redeveloped at a cost of $408 million with a current bed capacity of 236 beds. The redeveloped hospital is a digital hospital, equipped with leading edge technology to assist staff to provide the highest level of care and comfort to our patients. It is the first regional hospital in Queensland to have the complete integrated electronic medical record. The hospital provides specialist services in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry, urology, oncology and cardiac and many other specialty areas. New services implemented in 2017 included Ear Nose and Throat and a Step-Up Step-Down Mental Health Service.

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