The South West Hospital and Health Service works closely with a large number of influential and leading organisations to boost partnerships and deliver world-class healthcare and services.
A number of our partner organisations include:
Western Queensland PHN is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established and funded by the Commonwealth Government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness pf primary care services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes.
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) is an integral part of the primary healthcare sector in Queensland through the delivery of timely, patient-focussed ambulance services.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a Commonwealth-funded University Department of Rural Health that supports nursing, midwifery and allied health students in their rural clinical placements across regional, rural and remote Southern Queensland.
SQRH is a collaboration between The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, Darling Downs Health and South West Hospital and Health Service.
Local council partnerships:
The Balonne Shire is located in Queensland, about 500km inland from the Queensland capital, Brisbane, and is nestled just above the New South Wales border. Our Shire serves as a bridge between the expanse of the great outback to its west, and the Great Dividing Range and capital city to its east.
The Bulloo Shire is located in the far south west corner of Outback Queensland, and covers an area of 73,600 square kilometres (4.26% of Qld), making it the third largest Shire in the State. Lake Bindegolly National Park, and a large proportion of Currawinya National Park, together with its Ranger Headquarters, are located within the Shire. ~ ref. Bulloo Shire Council Annual Report for the Year Ended 30th June 2017, page 3.
The Maranoa region is located in south west Queensland approximately 480km west of Brisbane. Covering an area of 58,830km2 and home to approximately 13,000 people, the region maintains a proud and productive rural industry which in more recent years has been complimented with industrial expansion in the energy and tourism sectors.
Murweh Shire Council, working with the community through its Long Term Community Plan and The Queensland Plan will grow and develop the Shire as a vibrant regional centre through strong leadership, good governance, responsible use of resources, responsive services and quality infrastructure, whilst preserving our unique natural environment.
The Quilpie Shire is steeped in history and the presence of many third-generation pioneers brings an added dimension to the old stories. There’s community life to explore in Quilpie, Eromanga, Toompine, Cheepie and Adavale. Primary Industries play a huge role in the shire’s economy with sheep, cattle, fish and an array of birds and wildlife calling the shire home.
Explorer William Landsborough was one of the first to recognise the potential wealth and diversity of opportunity within the Paroo Shire when he passed through the area in 1862. On rich plains and river flats, the region was founded to have the ideal grazing lands for sheep and cattle. These industries have played a pivotal role in our history and growth through time to make the region a rural centre for today.