The Townsville Hospital provides comprehensive healthcare in a well-conceived environment. The hospital is a new-build, incorporating Townsville General Hospital and the Kirwan Hospital for Women. It has 460 beds and is the major tertiary referral hospital in Northern Queensland and has been designed to cater for continuing developments in medical technology and patient care. It is the major teaching hospital of the James Cook University School of Medicine and is closely affiliated with the University of Queensland and James Cook University. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of services including acute medical services and is adjacent to the James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry campus, for which it acts as a teaching hospital. The hospital employs 72 full-time specialist staff.
Townsville is in the dry tropics area of Queensland and is adjacent to the central region of the Great Barrier Reef, offering the elective student many tourist attractions within easy reach of their placement.
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