There may be some restrictions due to COVID-19 when visiting someone.
Visiting hours are from 11 am to 8 pm.
If you can't get to the hospital during visiting hours, we may be able to arrange another time for you to visit. Talk to the staff in charge of the ward to see what we can do.
Read more about visiting someone in hospital.
Sunbird Cottage Residential Aged Care
Sunbird Cottage provides residential aged care in the grounds of the Health Service. We provide respite services when there are available beds.
We have 11 beds with both single and couples’ accommodation available.
Features and services
- Ensuite bathroom for each room.
- Air conditionining.
- Space in rooms for a small TV and bar fridge. (There is no WiFi).
- Social events and activities, including exercise classes.
- Books from the Cooktown Library. Library staff can help with book selection.
We have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker on site to help our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents.
Admission is on a priority need basis and how a person is able to manage the physical, mental and psychological aspects of life.
If you think it’s time to look into aged care, you’ll need to have an assessment.
You need to be referred for an assessment by a social worker, or another one of our health workers. You can also do this through the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website.
If you're in hospital, we'll do this for you. If you're at home and need support, call us on 07 4043 0100 or the local Cooktown Medical Centre to refer you to a social worker.
Come and see us
We encourage prospective residents and their families to visit and look at our facilities. If you’re interested in visiting and meeting our team, call us on 07 4043 0106.
Plan your visit
Information to help you plan your visit to Cooktown Multipurpose Health Service.
We have free car parks:
- near the front of the main hospital
- outside the community health clinic.
Both include disabled parking.
If you're travelling to visit us, and you can get the Patient Travel Subsidy, we'll book a room for you at the Cooktown Motel - Pam's Place.
Last updated: November 2022