Park St, Gladstone, QLD, 4680, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital

Gladstone Hospital offers the following services; 24hour emergency, general medicine and surgery, basic orthopaedic, O&G, palliative care and paediatrics just to name a few. The hospital also offers an extensive range of specialty services.

It is a 79 bed hospital.

About Gladstone

Conveniently situated in the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone, has it all, with surf beaches, tropical islands, coral cays and rivers teeming with fish. A strong retail and service sector within the modern urbanised city, together with tourism and primary production (particularly beef cattle and timber) provide abundant choice for workers and opportunities for business people.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Anges Water
  • Town of 1770
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Kroombit Tops National Park
  • Lady Elliot Island
  • Mount Larcom Climb
  • East Shore night walks


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 542km (6h drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Homestay (750m - 6km to hospital, depending on availability)

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

Tips from previous students

  • Be proactive in what you want to see around the hospital!


Gladstone Hospital was a great learning environment and gave me a very varied experience in many different departments. Everyone there was very helpful!

Gladstone Hospital was a fantastic placement for rural rotation. Cycling through the various specialties allowed me great exposure to a variety of experiences with excellent teaching and learning opportunities in all departments. Thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would very highly recommend it for future students.

Have had a great first placement experience at Gladstone Hospital! I honestly wouldn't mind returning here to work at some point in the (probably distant) future.