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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