News Archive: Oct 2016

Mobile clinic reaches 4000 heart checks

Posted on 24th October 2016

Australia’s first mobile cardiology and respiratory clinic has clocked up two years on the road with more than 4,200 consultations across Queensland.

The service has just marked two years saving lives across the state, conducting 4,283 consultations with 2,388 patients.

Cardiologist and Heart of Australia founder Dr Rolf Gomes said it was great the Heart of Australia program could provide a direct benefit to the health and lives of so many Queenslanders and also show how mobile solutions could be embraced to bring more services to more people in a cost effective way.

Arrow Energy Vice President External Relations and Tenure Management Leisa Elder said the success of the program has been extremely gratifying for Arrow.

“It’s great to see the positive difference Heart of Australia has made to thousands of lives across Queensland. Not only is the service addressing the level of displacement across the state, providing care to those most at need, but equally it is raising awareness amongst rural and indigenous communities about the importance of recognising the warning signs and having checks to prevent worse outcomes”.

“It’s been very rewarding to have helped the service get off the ground and grow to attract other financial support so that it can go from strength to strength.”

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Taking testing on board to a new level

Posted on 24th October 2016

We’re delighted to confirm that QML Pathology has come on board to enable Heart of Australia to boost on-the-road services with all-important pathology services.

It means that GPs across our 12-town fortnightly clinic services now have quick and early access to pathology results – a crucial and fundamental tool in patient diagnosis.

We would like to thank everyone at QML Pathology for their support, with a special shout out to QML Pathology’s Christie Hoger who conducted the on-board training of Heart of Australia staff Chris Wilson and Trudy Bressow.

Heart of Australia Founder and CEO Dr Rolf Gomes, has welcomed the new service association as “a key step forward in extending the on-the-road medical support we can offer to the bush”.

QML CEO, John McKechnie stated “Heart of Australia is an organisation which we believe is aligned to QML Pathology’s values and contributes a great deal to the community. We are excited to see how our collaboration will improve access to medical services in rural areas.”

QML Pathology has spent more than 90 years providing first rate and reliable services to Queensland and New South Wales medical practitioners and patients. Their vast testing capacity extends across Cardiology, Haematology, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Microbiology, Histopathology, Cytopathology, Immunology and Cytogenetics. QML Pathology has 24 laboratories and over 635 collection centres located throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales supported by over 35 specialist pathologists and over 2,000 staff.