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Central West

Central West

Central West Queensland includes towns such as Longreach, Barcaldine, Winton and Blackall and provides opportunities to gain experience across travel medicine, occupational medicine for the mining sector, sexual health, minor surgery, anaesthetics, obstetrics and mental health.

Central West Health Hospital services include accident and emergency, inpatient care, general and elective surgery, medical imaging and maternity services. Other healthcare services include a range of community and primary healthcare services such as immunisation, child and maternal health, chronic disease, allied health and mental health services.

The model of service delivery is based on five hospital hubs in Alpha, Barcaldine, Blackall, Longreach and Winton with satellite primary health clinics at Aramac, Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Isisford, Jericho, Jundah, Muttaburra, Tambo and Windorah.

Region-wide services for child and maternal health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and chronic disease management, together with a range of allied health and community health services are based in Longreach and other service hubs.

Central West Health’s doctors also work in general practices across the region under contract arrangements to deliver an integrated approach to primary and acute healthcare.

Longreach is the regional centre, with a busy maternity service. Teams from within the district and from Brisbane provide regular health service visits occur to clinics through the Central West region.

The Central West is serviced by regular air flights to/from Brisbane and Townsville, buses to/from Rockhampton and Brisbane/Mount Isa, and a freight and passenger rail service to Longreach, from Brisbane via Rockhampton. Buses connect other centres to the passenger rail service.

Central West Health’s strategic plan was developed following consultation with local communities, councils and healthcare partners, aiming to sustain quality health services in remote Queensland and to improve access to specialist care for our residents.

The plan aligned with the former government’s Blueprint for better health and the government’s objectives for the community to revitalise frontline services, invest in effective planning and infrastructure, realise value for money and increase transparency for performance.

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Central West Office

Ph: (07) 4745 4530

Location & Mailing Address
CRRH-L c/- Longreach Hospital
PO Box 297
Longreach QLD 4730

Current active Training Posts in the region for GPT/PRRT/ES terms

(This list does not indicate capacity in this region. Please contact for more information).

Name Location Type College Accreditation
Alpha Hospital Alpha Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Aramac Primary Health Care Centre Aramac Primary Health Care Centre RACGP/ACRRM
Barcaldine Hospital Barcaldine Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Barcaldine Medical Centre Barcaldine General Practice RACGP/ACRRM
Blackall Hospital Blackall Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Black Stump Medical Centre Blackall General Practice RACGP/ACRRM
Isisford Primary Health Care Centre Isisford Primary Health Care Centre RACGP/ACRRM
Jericho Community Clinic Jericho General Practice RACGP/ACRRM
Longreach Family Medical Practice Longreach General Practice RACGP/ACRRM
Longreach Hospital Longreach Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Tambo Primary Health Care Centre Tambo Primary Health Care Centre RACGP/ACRRM
Winton Hospital Winton Hospital RACGP/ACRRM
Winton Medical Practice Winton General Practice RACGP/ACRRM

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Get In Touch

Ph: 07 4781 3262
Building 39, Level 1,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811