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Queensland regional hospital education programs

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The Department of Education is committed to developing and implementing a statewide continuum of educational delivery to ensure that students with chronic health or complex mental health conditions receive specialised and appropriate educational support at all stages of their illness. 

The scope of Queensland hospital education extends from the Brisbane campuses to multiple programs throughout the state. These include for students in general paediatric wards and students in adolescent mental health units as inpatients, and day program students.

Collectively, these programs support about 3500 students each year, with a smaller number of these students receiving short-term and ongoing treatment in Brisbane and in their regional hospitals. By the end of 2020, 20 hospital education programs will be operating across the state, with a shared vision and way of working.

Programs are very diverse in size, available facilities and the length-of-stay of students, demanding a committed and innovative delivery of the Australian Curriculum by the staff who receive operational support from a local school and curriculum and professional support from the Queensland Children's Hospital School.

Statewide, staff remain connected through technologies and other means to meet, share strategies and resources, and to ensure professional collaboration as Queensland hospital educators in seeking to provide:

  • high quality teaching and learning
  • continuity of learning
  • community belonging
  • multidisciplinary collaboration
  • access to learning

 

Read more about our hospital education programs in Queensland below. Programs are listed by area: 

Cairns

Gold Coast

Ipswich

Logan

Rockhampton

Sunshine Coast

Toowoomba

Townsville

 

 

Cairns

Cairns Hospital Class

A hospital-based education program for hospitalised students from Prep to Year 12, including those with a mental health diagnosis. Teaching staff service both the paediatric and adolescent wards, and have dedicated classroom space. Woree State High School provides the administrative base for this service. View their hospital class webpage here.

 

Class times: 9am - 3pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 4226 8690

Email: cairns@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Cairns Hospital

Paediatric Ward

Level 2 B Block, 165 Esplanade

Cairns, QLD 4870

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Bronwen Black bjbla2@eq.edu.au

 

Gold Coast

 Gold Coast University Hospital Class

Partnered with Robina State High School, the Gold Coast University Hospital Class is a hospital-based education program for hospitalised students from Prep to Year 12, including those with a mental health diagnosis.

 

Class times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 5687 1246

Email: gcuh@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Gold Coast University Hospital

Paediatric Inpatient Unit and Day Unit — School room

1 Hospital Blvd

Southport, QLD 4215

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Kellie Bradbury — kbrad26@eq.edu.au​

 

 Robina Hospital Day Program Class

Partnered with Robina State High School, this is a hospital-based education program for school-aged students in an adolescent mental health unit Day Program.

 

Class times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 5629 1240 (Unit reception)

Email: robinaDP@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Robina Hospital

Building F2

2 Bayberry Lane

Robina, QLD 4226

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Kellie Bradbury — kbrad26@eq.edu.au

 

Robina Hospital Child and Youth Inpatient Unit Class

Partnered with the Robina State High School, the Robina Hospital Child and Youth Inpatient Class is a hospital-based education program for school-aged students in Years 1 to 12, within the Wattle Unit - an adolescent mental health inpatient unit. The program has dedicated classroom space, and partner services include music therapy, art therapy and Captain Starlight.

 

Class times: 8:30am - 3:00pm

 

Contact

Email: robinaAMH@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Robina Hospital

Wattle Unit

2 Bayberry Lane

Robina 4226

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Kellie Bradbury — kbrad26@eq.edu.au

 

Ipswich

Ipswich Hospital Class

A hospital-based education program catering for hospitalised students from Prep to Year 12, with the Queensland Children's Hospital School as its administrative base school.

 

Class times: 8:30am - 1:30pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 3810 1299 (Children's Ward)

Email: ipswich@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Ipswich Hospital

Chelmsford Avenue

Ipswich, QLD 4305

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Supported by QCHS Guidance Officers

Phone: (07) 3004 7888

 

Logan

Logan Hospital Paediatric Class

A hospital-based education program for students in Prep to Year 12, in partnership with its administrative base school Marsden State High School. Facilities include a playroom and new outdoor play area. Students enjoy art and craft with Radio Lollipop volunteer staff and the companionship of therapy dogs.

 

Class times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: 0476842598

Email: logan@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Logan Hospital

Building 3, Level 3, Children's Inpatient Unit

Armstrong Rd and Loganlea Rd

Meadowbrook, QLD 4131

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Joy Wheeler jwell28@eq.edu.au

 

 Logan Hospital Adolescent Mental Health Unit Class

A hospital-based education program for students in Year 7 to Year 12, in partnership with its administrative base school Marsden State High School. Students learn in a dedicated classroom space with access to an adjacent multipurpose room as well as an open air half-court basketball area.

 

Class times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 3299 8481

Email: logan@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Logan Hospital

Ward 2A -  Adolescent Inpatient Unit

Armstrong Rd and Loganlea Rd

Meadowbrook, QLD 4131

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Joy Wheeler jwell28@eq.edu.au

 

Rockhampton

Rockhampton Hospital Class

A hospital-based education program for hospitalised students in Prep to Year 12, including those with a mental health diagnosis. The Rockhampton Hospital Class has dedicated classroom space and operates in partnership with its administrative base school, Rockhampton Special School. Students enjoy hospital partnership programs such as Captain Starlight, Juiced TV and special visits from celebrities and high profile media identities.

 

Class times: 8:55am - 3:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 4920 5889

Email: rockhampton@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Rockhampton Base Hospital

Cnr Canning and North Streets

Rockhampton, QLD 4700

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Melanie McAllum mmcal27@eq.edu.au

 

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast University Hospital Paediatric Class

A hospital-based education program for hospitalised students, including those with a mental health diagnosis. The service is offered to Primary and Secondary students, and operates in partnership with its administrative base school, Currimundi Special School.

 

Class times: 8:30am – 2:30pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 5202 1926

Email: scuh@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Paediatric Inpatient Unit

6 Doherty Street

Birtinya, QLD 4575

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Julie Franklin jfran148@eq.edu.au

 

Sunshine Coast University Hospital Adolescent Mental Health Unit Class

Partnered with Currimundi Special School, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital AMHU Class is a hospital-based education program for students in a mental health inpatient unit. Students from Years 7 to 12 learn in a dedicated classroom space.

 

Class times: 9:00am - 2:30pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 5202 7436 (Teacher DECT phone) and (07) 5202 2186 (AMHU Classroom landline)

Email: scuhAMH@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit

6 Doherty Street

Birtinya, QLD 4575

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Julie Franklin jfran148@eq.edu.au

 

Toowoomba

Toowoomba Hospital Class

A hospital-based education program for hospitalised students from Prep to Year 12, partnered with Harristown State High School. Students enjoy partner programs with Juiced TV and Clown Doctors.

 

Class times: 9:00am - 2:30pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 4616 5719 or (07) 4616 6386

Email: toowoomba@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Toowoomba Base Hospital

Level 5, Paediatric Unit

Medical Block

Pechey St

Toowoomba, QLD 4350

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Jeanette Stacey Jeanette.STACEY@qed.qld.gov.au

 

Yannanda Education Support — Toowoomba Adolescent Mental Health Unit Class

Yannanda Education Support is a hospital-based education program for students in a mental health inpatient or mental health day program, who are in Years 7 to 12. The program is partnered with Harristown High School, and has dedicated classroom space at the Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Toowoomba Base Hospital. Facilities include an outdoor area and kitchen. 

 

Class times: 8:00am – 2:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 4616 5719

Email: yannanda@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Toowoomba Base Hospital

Adolescent Mental Health Unit

Pechey St

Toowoomba, QLD 4350

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Graeme Davies — gdavi0@eq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4616 5719

 

 Townsville

Townsville Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Day Service — Kirwan Health Campus

A community-based education program for students in a mental health inpatient or mental health Day Program who are aged 13 - 18 years. Partnered with Townsville Community Learning Centre.

 

Class times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 4433 9700

Email: townsvilleAIUDS@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Kirwan Health Campus

138 Thuringowa Drive

Kirwan, QLD 4817

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Narelle Thomas nthom79@eq.edu.au

 

Townsville Hospital Class

A hospital-based education service for students from Prep to Year 12, partnered with the Townsville Community Learning Centre and with dedicated classroom space. Services and facilities include Ronald McDonald House family accommodation and lounge.

 

Class times: 8:30am - 2:30pm

 

Contact

Phone: (07) 4433 2538

Email: townsville@QCHschool.eq.edu.au

 

Townsville Hospital 

100 Angus Smith Dr, Douglas

Townsville, QLD 4814

View in Google Maps

 

Guidance Officer contact

Nicole Churchyard nchur14@eq.edu.au

 

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Last reviewed 21 February 2022
Last updated 21 February 2022