Answered By: Juliet Marconi
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017     Views: 23

GPs are not entitled to free access to the Cairns Hospital Library & Knowledge Centre (LKC) or Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN).

CKN access is only available via the QHEPS intranet and for eligible staff registered for remote access. CKN access is governed by licensing restrictions, and funded by the Queensland Department of Health. Only staff employed by a Queensland Hospital & Health Service are entitled to access CKN via work computers or remote access.

The same restrictions apply to other databases that LKC purchases specifically for Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service (HHS).

There is no arrangement or agreement for LKC to provide a library service to GPs. LKC does not have appropriate staffing to support a service for GPs nor does it hold resources to meet GP needs without compromising access for HHS staff and JCU students.

Local Cairns based health practitioners can pay an individual, annual membership fee to access a limited range of services. See below - FAQ: Can I become a member of the Library? I'm a Cairns based health professional.

LKC has a web page which provides links to free research databases and online resources that anyone can access. See link below to LKC Public resources page (include free online databases).

Members of the public, including health practitioners and GPs, are encouraged to use the free online resources provided on the LKC website or contact their local public libraries for assistance.

Contact Cairns Hospital LKC

To contact Cairns Hospital, Library & Knowledge Centre (Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service):

  • +61 7 4226 6679
  • Email
  • 08:30-17:00

Closed weekends and public holidays.