8 Hoskyn Dr, Hidden Valley, QLD, 4703, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital

Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service has the following services; 24hour emergency, acute inpatient, obstetric clinics, midwifery, inpatient rehabilitation, palliative care, children’s health and women’s health. 

It is 22 bed hospital.

About Yeppoon

Yeppoon is a popular holiday destination which is surrounded by attractive beaches where, for most of the year, the swimming is good and the opportunities for fishing, walking along the coast, cruising around the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the rugged headlands and relaxing are inviting. The town itself is a modern service centre for the surrounding district. It has a strong reputation as a producer of tropical and exotic fruits and is home to some of the largest producing pineapple farms in the State.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Great Keppel Island
  • Emu Park
  • Cooee Bay
  • Bluff Point


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 658km (7h 40m drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Homestay (1.2 - 2km to hospital, depending on availability)

Transport required for placement: Yes - for travelling between placement and accommodation

Tips from previous students

  • Walk along the beaches - Lammermoor Beach, Cooee Bay and Yeppoon Main Beach
  • Swim at Emu Park 
  • Have beers with the locals at the Emu Park RSL (best RSL view in Australia)
  • Take a day trip/weekend away at Great Keppel Island inc snorkelling and water sports 
  • Walk up Bluff Point 
  • There is a bustling cafe scene, but you have to get in early as everything shuts at 1pm unfortunately
  • Catch up with the Rocky RCS students 


Fantastic placement at Cap Coast Hospital. Great range of learning opportunities in ED and the ward and very accommodating staff. The preceptor was incredible and always looking to engage us in opportunities that arose. By far the best clinical experience so far. Highly recommend Yeppoon. 

I had a fantastic time at CCHHS. The staff and preceptors were all very friendly and supportive, everyone from medical staff, administration staff, and domestic services staff. The doctors we were with went above and beyond to ensure we had the opportunity to practice and improve our clinical and procedural skills. I feel much more confident in my own skills now compared to the start of the placement and have learned sooo much from each of them. 

The RRM placement at the Cap Coast Hospital, Yeppoon was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any future student. The most difficult issue would have been getting used to living in a homestay for the rotation, but our hosts were lovely and very welcoming.