COUCH Wellness Centre to deliver positive health outcomes for Far North Queenslanders living with cancer

Holistic support is now available for Far North Queenslanders living with cancer with the COUCH Wellness Centre now open to patients. The Coalition Government invested $1.5 million in the project with COUCH contributing the remaining $1.6 million. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who officially opened the centre today, said the construction of the wellness centre…

Labor candidate needs to tell truth on health funding

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called on the local Labor candidate to come clean and start telling the truth about Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service funding. Commonwealth funding* for the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has increased from $127 million when Labor left office to more than $242 million last financial…

Government invests $1.3 million to deliver real health outcomes for the community

The federal government will invest $1.3 million to facilitate the second stage development of the COUCH Health Services Precinct in Manunda. Federal government funding will purchase land next to the COUCH Wellness Centre to support the future construction of much-needed short term accommodation facilities for Far North Queensland patients visiting Cairns for treatment for cancer…

Federal government to fund and deliver $9 million rehab centre in Cairns

The federal government will provide $9 million to Mission Australia to fund a new Cairns-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. This initiative continues the federal government’s unprecedented $720 million investment in drug and alcohol treatment services. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said government funding will support a 12-week holistic rehabilitation program and the development of…

Federal government to invest $268 million to continue the battle against alcohol and drug misuse

The federal government will provide $268 million to continue support for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 will be provided to regionally-based Primary Health Networks. He said the Northern Queensland PHN would receive $1.284m per year over the next three…

Far North Day Hospital

MR ENTSCH: Recently I had the pleasure of opening the first multi-speciality day hospital to be opened in Cairns in more than 20 years. The $5 million Far North Day Hospital includes two day-hospital operating theatres, and a third is planned for later this year. It offers urology; gynaecology; and dental, plastic and cosmetic surgical services,…