HWB also Caters to Residents of Ingham
Ingham, a riverside town, is 100 km north-west of Townsville. It is situated on Palm Creek, not far from where the creek joins the Herbert River. Set on a coastal plain, Ingham is downstream of the Herbert River Valley and about 25 km from the mouth of the Herbert. The plain is enclosed by steep ranges, through which the Herbert flows. Every decade or so, Ingham suffers major flooding, when the Herbert River peaks at over 12 metres, which it did in 1971, 1986, 1991, 2009 and more recently in 2014.The mouth of the Herbert opens on to the Hinchinbrook Channel and, whilst James Cook noted the mountains on Hinchinbrook Island, he missed both the channel and the river mouth. Concealed by a maze of tidal creeks, the river mouth was unidentified by Europeans until George Dalrymple’s expedition in 1864.With a population of nearly 5,000, Ingham relies on Townsville for GP and medical services that are not available locally.
Health & Wellbeing North Ward offers multidisciplinary medical and health care that spans from GPs to Allied Health and Specialist care.
Many families from Ingham use our services regularly and find it convenient to drive from Ingham and surrounds, and park in our spacious parking at 34 Gregory Street. We also offer specialist referrals and always make an effort to obtain early appointments for people that come from out of town. Health & Wellbeing North Ward is aware and sensitive to rural and regional conditions in the vast state of Queensland and assists as much as it can.Many Aboriginal and Torres Straight clients find it convenient and welcoming to come to this practice as we are one of the very few practices in town that employs a full-time Indigenous Health Worker. All Indigenous patients are warmly invited to Health & Wellbeing North Ward from wherever they reside.