Heart of Australia is delivered in partnership with Arrow Energy – one of Australia’s largest integrated coal seam gas companies.
Arrow delivers almost 20 per cent of Queensland’s gas supply, most of which is used to generate electricity.
With a workforce across Brisbane, Dalby, Moranbah and Gladstone, Arrow understands business success is closely linked to community health and well-being.
Arrow is committed to improving the long-term health of communities where it operates and is proud to be the foundation partner of Heart of Australia.
This partnership is an extension of Arrow’s Brighter Futures community investment program which supports local initiatives that contribute to health and safety, education and the environment.
Since 2011, Arrow has invested more than $12 million in community projects across Queensland.
Medihearts is a patient-centred cardiology practice dedicated to providing premium cardiac care accompanied by unrivalled standards in service delivery. Medihearts is led by Dr Rolf Gomes, a general Cardiologist with a special interest in heart failure, valvular heart disease and echocardiography. Medihearts has practices located in Brisbane and Ipswich in Queensland.
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital specialising in technologically advanced surgical and general medical care. The hospital has 250 beds and a new state-of-the-art Hybrid Theatre, Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Day Surgery Unit and Endoscopy Centre.
St Andrew’s is focused on achieving the best clinical outcomes for our patients. These results are achieved through the clinical expertise of our doctors and nursing staff. We regularly review our clinical outcomes to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality care. These reviews are benchmarked against other Australian, European and US centres and St Andrew’s consistently achieves outcomes that are amongst the best in the world.
The hospital was presented with the Studer Group’s International Healthcare Organisation Award in June 2013 for its achievements in improving patient safety, patient satisfaction, staff turnover and clinical quality. In 2014, St Andrew’s received the Press Ganey Success Story Award which is given for demonstrating innovation and leadership to measurably improve patient care.
Bayer is a scientifically research-based company specialising in health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. It has operated in Australia since 1925 and has a long-term commitment to the health of all Australians, the agricultural industry and the welfare of animals, large and small. Bayer Australia employs people across the country and is dedicated to servicing the needs of rural Australia and the local community. Bayer is deeply committed to research and development and has a strong tradition of innovation with over 5,000 products and services. The company’s focus on people, partnerships and innovation underpins all aspects of its operations, consistent with its mission, “Bayer: Science For A Better Life.”
Bayer has been involved in the heart health of Australians for over twenty years and has partnered with healthcare professionals across the country to bring effective medicines to those people that need them. From the invention of aspirin over 100 years ago to the current day products that tackle and prevent blood clots or enable people’s blood to flow more freely to allow them to breathe more easily, Bayer is committed to strive for medicinal solutions to one of the biggest health challenges the world faces today.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) was established in 1905 as an advocate for the rights of motorists. Now, more than a century later, it assists over 1.6 million members and their families. RACQ is Queensland’s largest mutual organisation, employing 2000 people State-wide across more than 50 locations, and offers members access to a wide range of valuable benefits including motoring, insurance, finance and travel services.
Kenworth trucks are designed and manufactured in Australia to meet the world’s toughest applications. Kenworth, a division of PACCAR Australia, is market leader in heavy duty trucks in Australia. Its trucks are also exported to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. PACCAR Inc, a Six Sigma company, is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
IOR provides fuel, liquid storage tanks, fuel management services and bulk solvents throughout regional Australia. IOR believes in building thriving rural and regional communities – to keep the outback heart of Australia pumping. That’s why the company invests in its communities, through creating permanent employment and investing in local businesses and real estate.
IOR is excited to be involved in Heart of Australia – a program that could have immediate and long lasting impacts on regional Australians. This sponsorship will complement IOR’s strong ongoing commitment to regional Australia through its previous and ongoing sponsorships that include CareFlight, the Channel Country Ladies Day, the Quilpie Shire Dinosaur Dig and many more community events.
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, and one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of services and competes in all Australian telecommunications markets, providing over eight million fixed line and 14 million mobile services. In the Southern Queensland region, the local team, led by Area General Manager May Boisen, span across six Telstra branded stores, one Telstra Business Centre and one Telstra Country Wide office.
Telstra prides itself on its vast geographical coverage across Australia through both fixed and mobile network infrastructure. Supporting the local community through programs such as the Telstra’s Kids Fund and local sponsorships such as Heart of Australia is extremely important to the Southern Queensland Telstra team who live and work in the local community.
Brown and Hurley is an award-winning dealer of new and used commercial trucks and trailers. They have been supplying the highest quality trucks and trailers to a diverse range of applications from multiple branches across Northern New South Wales and Queensland since 1946.
QML Pathology is a proud supporter of Heart of Australia.
QML Pathology has grown to 24 laboratories and over 635 collection centres strategically located throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales, with our operations maintained by over 35 specialist pathologists and over 2,000 staff.
Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of more than 50 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 58 destinations throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. The Rex Group comprises Regional Express, air freight and charter operator Pel-Air Aviation and Dubbo-based regional airline Air Link, as well as the pilot academy Australian Airline Pilot Academy.
Mater Health Services comprises a network of hospitals, health centres, a world-class medical research institute, and pathology and pharmacy businesses—all with one aim—to provide Exceptional Care. Our concerted pursuit of innovation—to discover, improve, adopt and adapt—differentiates Mater as a leader in the areas of health, education and research.
Rotary Club Sponsors
Heart of Australia has also received startup assistance from the Australian and Queensland governments.
Local Council Support