Nearly one in five people living in Western Queensland have at least two chronic health conditions. These people need services from different health professionals working in different locations including specialists who are mostly based in cities or larger regional centres. Often there is a lack of coordination and communication between the different parts of the health system, which causes frustration for patients, their families and carers.
The Western Queensland Health Care Homes (WQ HCH) provide proactive patient-centred, coordinated and flexible care with a team of professionals working together to make sure the patient receives care based on their needs.
Our WQ HCH is different to the HCH national trial as it has been specifically tailored to suit people living in rural and remote parts of Australia (to find out more click here).
The WQ HCH is being rolled out in stages commencing in July 2019. If you think you would benefit from being a WQ HCH patient (if you are assessed as being eligible) and would like to find out if your practice is a participating please click here.
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First opened in 1985, the Black Stump Medical Centre has a long history of providing primary health care services to Blackall and surrounding communities.
The Central West Hospital and Health Service took over the practice in 2014, and with this our ability to improve patient care is continuing.
Our team of general practitioners, registered nurses and reception staff are committed to continuing a tradition of accessible and community-minded care. The staff are engaged with patients to provide the highest quality healthcare services in a safe and friendly environment.
The Black Stump Medical Centre has successfully been accredited with RACGP to ensure our health care standards are high in quality care and risk management in Australian general practice.
Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health (CWAATSICH) is a Community-Controlled Health Service. Our Mission is to deliver holistic, culturally appropriate health services that improve the health and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our communities. Our service area encompasses South West Queensland with outreach clinics located in Roma, Mitchell and Quilpie.
CWAATSICH provides clinical services, chronic disease management programs, intervention and preventative health programs as well as social and emotional well-being services supported by visiting allied health and Specialist services.
Flinders Medical Centre was built when Dr Cronin with Drs Bryan Connor and Chris Appleby, decided to build a medical practice based on the findings of previously conducted research studies based in Cloncurry. The aim was to establish an academic practice, providing a teaching environment for young doctors as a long-term strategy to recruit doctors to work in Cloncurry primarily and rural Australia in general.
Flinders Medical Centre mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness. The Centre is staffed by 2 GP’s, 2 GP Registrars, a regular visiting Locum GP,an RN and 3 Administration staff. Practice support is provided by Rural Health Management Services.
The practice provides many services including Men, Women and Children’s health, Medicals, Diagnostic services, Minor procedures,Immunisation and Nursing services. A Range of medical specialist and allied health services visit the Flinders Medical Centre. These services all work from the medical centre, which allows collaboration between visiting health care staff and the Flinders Medical Centre facilitating easy referral and information sharing between services.
Maranoa Medical Centre was purpose built in June 2000 which comprises of 8 consulting rooms and 3 treatments rooms.
Wepride ourselves on our high level of professional care and patient care.
The surgery holds accreditation with AGPAL, RACPGP and ACRRM
At present, we have 8 doctors, a Mental Health Care Coordinator, Dietitian / Chronic Disease Care Plan Coordinator with a team of 7 support staff.
Our practice provides comprehensive general practice care and has special interests including skin checks, chronic disease management, women’s health,childhood immunisation and workplace medicals.
Our patients range from birth to 109 years of age.
Mount Isa Medical Centre is a General Practice clinic operating in central Mount Isa. The team of General Practitioners, Nursing, Allied Health,and Administration staff provide a comprehensive range of General Practice services to the Mount Isa community, including vaccinations, health checks,skin checks, family medicine, women’s and men’s health, mental health, and chronic condition care planning. The practice operates 7 days a week, including extended weekday trading, and offers the flexibility of online bookings.
RFDS Charleville Base commenced operations in 1943.Services provided from this base include, remote medical consultations,aero medical retrievals and primary health care clinics incorporating general practice, child and family health, health promotion and field days.
The Charleville Base services approximately 622,000 square kilometres of south west Queensland - extending from the New South Wales border to the Northern Territory and South Australia borders in the west, and the Carnarvon Ranges in the east.
- Rural GP practice
- 2.5 FTE nursing staff (including mental health coordinator)
- 3 FTE administration staff
- 0.6 FTE aboriginal health coordinator
- Strong relationship with local hospital
- Primary health provided for the 36-bed nursing home
- Onsite Allied Health and Pathology services -Sullivan Nicholaides Pathology, Adult mental health OT, AOD counsellor, physiotherapy,podiatry, optometrist, massage therapist, ultrasound, dietician, diabetic educator, exercise physiologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist. (services range from full time to 1 day a fortnight, depending on demand)
- Other visiting Specialist to the practice –Ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, general physician.
- Other visiting specialist to St George – FOG,Paediatrician, General Surgeon, internal medicine, Heart of Australia truck,private and public dentists.
- Good referral processes and pathways in place with specialist both here and away. Video and tele-health consult infrastructure.
- The practice supports a very strong team /family environment and the successful applicant must be willing to embrace this.