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News Archive: Jun 2015


Heart-saving clinic in town

Posted on 10th June 2015

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A CARDIAC clinic-on-wheels known as the Heart of Australia will roll into Charters Towers next week.

The clinic is visiting fortnightly on Mondays and Tuesdays to provide locals with specialist cardiac care.

It is also stopping in Hughenden on Saturdays and Sunday, just before it heads to the Gold City.

A service started last year by Brisbane cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes, the Heart of Australia works to bring cardiac services to rural and remote communities.

Its 25m-long custom-designed clinic-on-wheels, driven by a prime mover, delivers a team of medical specialists around the state.

The purpose-built, self-sufficient trailer provides two private clinic rooms, a testing room and a reception area for patients.

It is wheelchair accessible and fully-air-conditioned.

The Heart of Australia provides cardiology and respiratory medicine, so you will need a referral from your GP to make an appointment.

Once you have a referral from your GP, call the clinic on 3162 5310 or email reception@heartofaustralia.com.

The truck will be at the Defiance Mill Park on June 8-9, June 22-23, July 6-7, July 20-21, August 3-4, August 17-18, September 31-August 1, September 14-15, September 28-29, October 12-13, October 26-27, November 9-10, November 23-24 and December 7-8.



The Heart of Australia mobile clinic is delivering life saving results

Posted on 9th June 2015

Dr Rolf Gomes says the Heart of Australia mobile clinic is delivering life saving results – ABC Radio

The heart specialist driving an Australian-first cardiology ‘clinic on wheels’ program says the service is saving lives in regional Queensland and should be expanded. Dr Rolf Gomes said six months on from the launch of the Heart of Australian initiative, the statistics prove the outreach project is working and could be extended to offer a range of other medical services.