The new Townsville Emergency Department with 97 treatment bays is one of the largest in Australia. This is part of a development known as North block which also includes a 28 bed ICU/ NICU and 34 bed Inpatient Unit.
The new ED has been designed in 3 “Pods”, Fast Track, Acute and Short Stay. The Fast Track pod has a special Paediatric zone. The ED has 2 dedicated x-ray rooms and one CT scan room. It is part of a major upgrade of the hospital.