Welcome to Theodore
Theodore is a rural community with services that are comparable to a small community.
During the winter months, the town experiences a surge in its population with travellers. Winter is also a time of more illness. These two factors result in an increased need and utilisation of health services.
There is routinely one doctor on 24 hour call for both the Medical Centre and the Hospital with a second, at times providing on-call backup. As a result consideration of these circumstances is appreciated.
Theodore Medical is a private practice working from a temporary demountable in Ninth Ave. We are still in flood recovery mode having lost our surgery of thirty years in the December 2010 flood.
As a practice looking after Theodore and surrounding districts, it is busy and looks after many complex problems. Our doctors are particularly thorough and follow protocols which ensure quality health care is provided. These protocols may be different to the ones your usual general practitioner may follow.
The doctors of Theodore Medical are highly respected and regarded and are heavily booked. However, if your medical condition requires a same day appointment, an appointment will be given after appropriate triage from one of our practice nurses.
To assist Theodore Medical staff in assess and meeting your health needs, please bring your medical history, Medicare card and concession cards.
Residents and temporary residents including Grey Nomads who are on pension or health care cards are routinely bulk-billed.
The Theodore Hospital is located in the Boulevard, next to the Ambulance Centre.
The Theodore Medical Superintendents (Queensland Health) duties are limited to providing emergency cover for conditions that cannot wait until a routine appointment, impatient care and one outpatient session Monday to Friday at the Theodore Hospital for those not wishing to access the services at the Theodore Medical Centre.
Nursing staff triage all presentations and provide nursing level care according to prescribed rural protocols. Patients are requested to give a brief summary of complaint to allow staff to triage accurately. Non urgent presentations (according to triage rating) will be seen by staff when time allows or may be asked to return at a later time.
Outpatients must be registered at the hospital by 1.00pm.
The hospital has an extensive range of emergency and hospital medications and equipment but a limited range of outpatient medications and equipment and you may need to attend the Theodore Medical Centre or other centres if your medication or appropriate equipment is not available at the hospital.
A small clinic is held at Junction Park at regular intervals. Blood pressure checks, blood sugar monitoring and advice on local health systems is provided to the resident of the camping area. If any irregularities are found, residents are asked to attend the Theodore Medical Centre or come to the hospital outpatients clinic. The regularity of the Junction Park clinic is dependent upon staff availability and weather. However advance notice of the clinics is posted at the park.
REMEMBER for all emergencies ring 000
For all after hours and health matters on public holidays please ring the hospital on 4990 3000