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The Cape and Torres region includes Cooktown, Bamaga, Kowanyama, Thursday Island and Weipa, along with 274 islands off the tip of Cape York.
There are five main placement sites in the Cape & Torres Strait where you may be based during your GP training. These include: Bamaga, Cooktown, Injinoo, Thursday Island, Weipa. There are also a number of branch sites for Thursday Island, Cooktown and Weipa.
With a population of Melanesian and Indigenous Australian cultures, training opportunities and experiences include infectious diseases, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, diabetes, tuberculosis, women’s health and sexual health.
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service includes four major hospitals, with visiting medical specialists attending to most locations. The Torres Strait region is a culturally unique location delivering a captivating work environment with opportunities for fly-in, fly-out clinics to remote outer island communities delivering a variety of work unparalleled in Australia.
Ph: (07) 4095 6100
Atherton Clinical School
48-56 Jack Street,
Atherton QLD 4883
PO Box 1395
ATHERTON QLD 4883
Administration for the Cape and Torres region is provided by the GMT Tablelands office.
|Cooktown Medical Centre||Cooktown||General Practice||RACGP/ACRRM|
|Cooktown Multipurpose Health Service||Cooktown||Hospital||RACGP/ACRRM|
|Thursday Island Hospital||Thursday Island||Hospital||RACGP/ACRRM|
|Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre||Thursday Island||Primary Health Care Centre||RACGP/ACRRM|
|Weipa Integrated Health Service||Weipa||Hospital||RACGP/ACRRM|
A number of sites in the Cape and Torres region are branch
Please refer to ACRRM’s Fellowship Handbook (Pg. 12 – 14) for further details.