Health & Wellbeing
Cooktown Hospital in conjunction with the Cooktown Multipurpose Health Centre provides comprehensive health care including aged care and disability servcies .
Currently expectant mothers travel to Cairns to give birth.
A comprehensive range of specialist medical services are available in Cairns which is only a 30 minute flight or 4 hour drive from Cooktown. The Royal Flying Doctor service is available for emergencies and more remote communities.
Cooktown Medical Centre provides private health care.
There is a pharmacy in Cooktown and a Queensland Ambulance Service Centre.
Aged care services across the Cook Shire include:
- Cook Shire Council currently administers 12 pensioner units, six of which are in partnership with Cooktown sub-branch of the Returned Serviceman's League. A further six units are under construction.
- Cooktown sub-branch of the Returned Serviceman's League jointly administers six of the pensioner units, as described above, and is currently investigating the possibility of medium level care units in Cooktown.
- Cooktown Multi Purpose Health Service provides eleven residential care beds in the Sunbird Cottage facility.
- There is an aged care facility at HopeVale Aboriginal Shire Council and HACC services at Wujal Wujal, HopeVale, Coen, Laura and Cooktown