The Roma Hospital is located in the South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS). It is located approximately 474 kilometres west of Brisbane in the Maranoa planning region.

Traditionally known as the fishnet people which land boundaries are the whole of Roma, south to St George, west to Muckadilla, north near Injune and east to Jackson.

  • The homelands to Resistance Warrior Bussamarai who lead the land war in 1842 – 1852.
  • Strong cultural presence with dancing, art and traditional hunting.
  • Towns like Wallumbilla meaning “Home of the Jew Fish”, Yuleba “Home of the Water Lillies” and Muckadilla “Muddy Water”.

Mandandanji people have long been recognised as the main language group of the Roma area. The region also has several neighbouring groups, some of these regional groups have similar or related languages. There is diversity across some of the languages in the South West. Tindale claimed that Mandandanji territory covered an area of approximately 40,000km2 and included the Maranoa and Balonne rivers north of St. George and the areas around Mitchell, Roma and Surat. It extended west as far as Bollon and Wallam Creek to the north to Donnybrook, Orallo, Yuleba and the Great Dividing Range and east to Alton and Glenmorgan. Tindale concluded that shortly after European settlement, the Mandandanji subsumed the Gunggari, the group situated to the west of the Mandandanji, and that in later descriptions, the two groups were not distinguished. The northern Mandandanji who were located on the headwaters of Coogoon Creek were known as the Kogai Clan the fish net people.

Distance to main referring Hospitals

Toowoomba Base Hospital
Princess Alexandra Hospital



  • Accident & Emergency
  • General ward
  • Outpatients
  • Surgical
  • Antenatal, birthing and postnatal services
  • Sonography
  • Pathology Laboratory
  • Sub-acute rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management
  • CT Scan
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasonography
  • Pharmacy (hospital use only)
  • Wound management
  • Telehealth
  • Palliative care

Visiting Specialist

  • Flying Surgeon
  • Flying Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Endocrinology (delivered by Telehealth)
  • Paediatrician
  • Geriatrician
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

Community and Allied Health

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social work
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics and nutrition
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes education
  • Early intervention parenting program
  • Mental health
  • Immunisation clinics
  • Continence advisor
  • Cardiac services
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Health promotion/prevention activities including Tai Chi
  • Heart Foundation walking groups
  • Community Health Interface program
  • Child health
  • Women’s health
  • Aged care assessment
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Indigenous health
  • Health promotion/prevention

Home and Community Care (HACC)

  • Frail aged
  • People with disabilities and carers

Bed numbers

The Roma Hospital has:

available beds
bed and chair alternatives

Catchment population

The primary catchment for South West consists of the planning regions :

  • Balonne
  • Murweh
  • Far South West
  • Maranoa

In 2014, the estimated resident population for the catchment of Maranoa planning region was 13,862 people.

Population of Roma (2014)

The estimated Indigenous population of the Maranoa planning region was 958 persons or 7.3 per cent of the Maranoa population.


197-234 McDowall Street,
Roma, QLD, 4455

PO Box 124,
Roma, QLD, 4455


+61 7 4624 2700


+61 7 4624 2711

Office Hours

0800 – 1700