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Bring heart health care to the bush

Posted on 27th December 2014

Bayer Australia and Heart of Australia have learned up to launch a specialist medical clinic-on-wheels that will provide front-line specialist medical services to rural and remote communities across Queensland.
The mobile clinic opened its doors in Toowoomba and will travel more than 72,000km in its first year on the road.
Dr Jacqueline Applegate, managing director Bayer CropScience Australia and New Zealand, said the initiative was another example of Bayer’s ongoing commitment to improve the wellbeing of those living in rural and remote areas across Australia.
“At Bayer we believe in Science for a Better Life and through Heart of Australia we’re providing farmers with access to the healthcare services they need.” She said.
Heart of Australia is the brainchild of Dr Rolf Gomes, a cardiologist from Brisbane and owner of the Medihearts practice.
“It is difficult for farmers in rural and remote locations to leave … Read More »

Life-saving mobile medical clinic on the road

Posted on 3rd October 2014

Life-saving specialist heart care is coming to rural and remote Queenslanders under a partnership between Heart of Australia and Arrow Energy, launched today.

Heart of Australia, an Australian-first mobile cardiac and respiratory service, will tomorrow begin a circuit of south-western Queensland, visiting Dalby, Roma, Charleville, St George and Goondiwindi each fortnight.

Project founder Dr Rolf Gomes said the largest, custom-built mobile medical clinic in Australia would extend capital city levels of care to people who might otherwise miss out.

“Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Australia,” Dr Gomes said.

“However, people living in rural or remote areas are up to 44 per cent more likely to die from the condition than their city-dwelling counterparts.

“For some people in these areas it can be a day’s drive or longer to see a specialist.

“Clearly this means many people will put off what could be … Read More »