Whether you’re a recent arrival or a long-time local, being familiar with Rockhampton hospitals is essential in the event of an emergency – so who’s who?

Although living in Rockhampton isn’t exactly what a lot of Australians have in mind when considering a sea or tree change, the “capital of Central Queensland” comes with it’s fair share of stereotypes, assumptions and pleasant surprises. 


Famous for being the beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton is also an axial hub for all major roads throughout Queensland. “Rocky” is uniquely situated as both a highly accessible and extremely vital regional service centre. With Brisbane just a one hour flight away and within a half-hour drive of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, surprisingly Rockhampton is also home to some of Queensland’s best beaches. 

With a surprising average of three hundred days of sunshine a year, Rockhampton is all about enjoying the great outdoors. The region experiences comfortable temperatures all year round – warm enough to swim yet cool enough to explore, play and adventure. However, if the great outdoors isn’t your thing, many people are shocked to learn of just how many events Rocky manages to squeeze in every year. Just a handful of the big ticket items include the annual Rockhampton Show, Beef Australia Expo, Rockhampton Cultural Festival, and the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival. 

It’s also no secret that Queensland is experiencing an interstate migration boom. The global pandemic has changed the way we work, live and play, and when compared to our southern neighbours, Queenslanders have had it relatively lax in terms of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. Interestingly, the healthcare industry is Townsville’s biggest employer. With over 16.5% of the region’s population working within this field, this may help to explain the world class quality care available and their related specialities. 

An Introduction To Rockhampton Hospitals 

In the event that you or someone you love needs urgent medical attention in this part of Queensland, there’s a high chance that you will come across one of the Rockhampton hospitals that service this region. While there are a number of public and private hospitals that service the area, let’s explore the medical care that they provide and specialise in. 

Rockhampton Hospital – Originally constructed in 1867, The Rockhampton Hospital slowly continued to expand until the introduction of the Hospitals Act in 1923, which generated a large number of building works on site. The Act brought about many changes to the practice of health care provision in Queensland, resulting in the state government providing more funding to hospitals, and establishing the current system of health care as a responsibility of the state. As one of the major healthcare hubs in Central Queensland, many of the original buildings are also Heritage listed to ensure the venue stays at its best.

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton – The heritage listed Kenmore building was purchased by the Sisters Of Mercy in 1915, before being opened as the first Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Central Queensland on 14 November that same year. Today, the 136 bed facility features five operating theatres, along with on site radiology, pathology and pharmacy services. In conjunction with the many other Mater hospitals operating in Queensland, this venue provides a comprehensive range of emergency and surgical healthcare without the need for patients to travel further south to Brisbane.

Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital – Opened in 1900, this sixty six bed medical, surgical and mental health facility offers a holistic approach to health care to the Greater Rockhampton community. Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital specialises in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, general surgery, urology, gynaecology, IVF, general medicine and mental health. Furthermore, with the on site Archerview Clinic being a unique twenty four bed facility purposefully designed to provide ongoing care for patients living with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders. 

Needless to say, if you find yourself in the event where you need access to state of the art healthcare in Rockhampton, you’re in good hands – but what if you want to be one of the ones administering that care?

Pursuing A Medical Career In Rockhampton

If you’re on the hunt for GP or doctor roles in the Sunshine State, there’s a chance that you’ll either want to work a little, a lot – or somewhere in between. Rockhampton based doctor jobs with House Call Doctor offer flexibility, with shifts that fit around your current workload, personal commitments, or even just lifestyle preferences. 

Whether you’re looking to travel, increase your earning potential, gain experience, or even just have a desire for greater job satisfaction, moving to Rockhampton paired with a career with House Call Doctor could be the answer that you’ve been looking for. 

Are you – 

  • An Australian or Internationally Trained Medical Graduate 
  • Have full registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Have two years post graduate experience, including experience in paediatrics, accident and emergency, general medicine and surgery  

If you can answer yes to all of the above, then why not consider registering your interest for doctor jobs with House Call Doctor today, and be a part of the medical revolution.