Explore Our Vehicles

The secret to our success, the Heart Trucks allow us to take advanced medical equipment to patients in hard to reach locations.

Mobile Clinics, Design and Build for Outback Australia

 

Heart of Australia brings specialist services to rural communities on five custom-designed clinic-on-wheels, two are driven by a Kenworth K200 prime mover, one by a DAF XF 530 prime mover and our third clinic is an Isuzu FSD260.

The purpose-built, self-sufficient trailers provide several private clinic rooms, a testing room and a reception area for patients. It is wheelchair accessible and fully-air-conditioned for comfort.

Our Fleet

HEART 5

HEART 5 Truck

HEART 5 is the latest truck from Heart of Australia. A 34 wheeler, made possible with the help of Resource Safety and Health Queensland, I-Med Radiology, and Philips. The services available include Respiratory health surveillance for current and former mine and quarry workers including low-dose high-resolution CT. Laboratory lung function testing where indicated and general CT radiology services for regional communities.

Built

2022

Size

Height: 4.3m

Length: 26m

Width (Packed): 2.5m

Width (Unpacked): 6.5m

Weight

Weight including prime mover: 56t

Weight A-Trailer: 21t

Weight B-Trailer: 28t

Consultation Rooms

Cardiology examination room capable of:

ECG

stress echocardiogram

transthoracic echocardiogram

exercise stress tests

overnight blood pressure monitoring

overnight Holter monitoring

sleep apnoea studies.

Tech Rooms

Computed Tomography: Philips Incisive 128 slice CT machine capable of all general CT radiology including contrast and cardiac studies.

Lung Function: EasyOne Pro Lab capable of pre and post spirometry, bronchial provocation, diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO), and total Lung Volumes testing.

Audiometry: Electronica Audiometer 800M with a custom soundproof booth compliant to AS/NZS 1269 standards.

HEART 1

The first 18-wheel semi-trailer mobile clinic for Heart of Australia that Dr Gomes personally-designed was launched on the 3rd of October 2014 after six years of planning and construction. It has welcomed more than 5000 GP-referred patients on its 8000km monthly visits to 13 bush communities throughout southwest and central Queensland. Rolf is proud of the evidence that Heart of Australia has so far saved more than 250 lives of rural Australians by diagnosing patients with previously undetected, critical cardiac conditions.

Built

2014

Size

Height : 4.3m

Length : 24.3m

Width (packed) : 3.1m

Width (un-packed): 6m

Weight

Including prime mover : 39 tonnes

Prime Mover : 9,98 tonnes

Consultation Rooms

2

Tech Rooms

1

HEART 2

The second even bigger semi-trailer mobile clinic saw its first patient in Dalby on the 26th of September 2018 and is now a part of a growing fleet of state of the art, custom designed and constructed high-tech mobile medical clinics offering a wide variety of Specialist Services to outback and rural QLD communities. With the addition of the second truck, Heart of Australia was able to add even more townships to its routes.

Built

2018

Size

Height: 4.3m

Length: 25.8m

Width (packed): 2.5m

Width (unpacked): 6.5m

Weight

Including prime mover: 44.98 tonnes

Prime mover: 9.98 tonnes

Consultation Rooms

2

Tech Rooms

2

HEART 3

HEART 3 is a customised and purpose built Isuzu F-Series FSD260 truck. Although smaller than HEART 1 & HEART 2, it is by no means any less impressive or advanced. HEART 3 is set up to be able to do anything that HEART 1 and HEART 2 can do with the added bonus of being specialised for our new Gynaecological services. The new mini mobile clinic was created using an innovative design to condense consulting rooms and state-of-the-art equipment into a 12-metre long mobile clinic. HEART 3’s purpose is to be our Community, Events and overflow Clinic, assisting the other 2 trucks when needed but also attending other Communities and Events throughout QLD.

Built

2019

Size

Height: 4.2m

Length: 12m

Width (packed): 2.25m

Width (un-packed): 4.5m

Weight

Weight: 11 tonnes

Consultation Rooms

1

Tech Rooms

1

Full cardiac testing room with treadmill and ultrasound

Respiratory testing machine

Multipurpose bed used for Gynaecological services as well as state of the art colposcope equipment

Fridge and centrifuge equipment for pathology

Plumbed gas for oxygen and respiratory testing

Standard Ability to perform Holter monitoring testing, sleep studies and blood pressure monitoring

HEART 4

HEART 4, is a 34-wheel custom-built B Double road train. Servicing our new Northern Route, HEART 4 will bring welcome relief to communities in need of specialist medical care.

Built

2021

Size

Height: 4.3m

Length: 26m

Width (packed): 2.5m

Width (un-packed): 6.5m

Weight

Including Prime Mover: 50 tonnes

Prime Mover: 9.98 tonnes 

Consultation Rooms

2

Tech Rooms

2

Construction

 

The Heart Trucks are designed and build locally here in Queensland. Towed by Kenworth, DAF and Isuzu Trucks, our trails are made in North Brisbane by Varley who completed the manufacturing and construction of all our trailers. Including a soon to be released new Heart Truck. 

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