Medical Background

Medical Facilities

Karuna Cottage is not a medical facility. There is no medical staff or personal assistance provided for residents. It is, therefore, necessary for guests to be capable of self-care or to be accompanied by a carer/helper. This requirement also applies to a person who is confused or disoriented.

Telstra, Optus, Virgin mobile phone users will get reception on the property, there is no Vodaphone reception.

There are doctors, a chemist, a medical clinic and an ambulance service available in Nelly Bay:

There is helicopter transport to hospital, but if that is not available there is the ferry, with paramedics coming over from Townsville to take patients across. They work with the local doctors also.

Before arriving on the island please check that these facilities are still availiable.