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Boonah Health Service

Boonah Hospital provides an integrated rural health service in the Scenic Rimregion, 80 kilometres south-west of Brisbane.

The hospital provides a range of generalist services for both ambulatory and inpatient care, including an emergency department with access to medical care 24 hours per day and care for both acute and sub-acute inpatients. Other services provided include general outpatients, nurse-led pharmacy, x-ray, physiotherapy, social work, mental health services and Telehealth.

Boonah Hospital supports a wide range of private and public visiting services including dental services, child health, children’s therapists, dietetics, cardiology, podiatry and diabetes services.

Esk Health Service

Esk Hospital is an acute rural healthcare facility located in the Somerset region, 100 kilometres north-west of Brisbane.

It provides an emergency department, general acute care beds, as well as palliative, interim and transitional care.

The hospital also supports many visiting clinical and community health services. These include child health services, alcohol and other drugs, diabetes clinics, lung health services, integrated mental health clinics, podiatry, hearing services, social work, physiotherapy and dental services.

Where possible, Telehealth services are used to link Esk Hospital with other facilities or specialists via video-conference.

Gatton Health Service

Gatton Hospital is an acute rural healthcare facility located in the Lockyer Valley region, 90 kilometres west of Brisbane.

As an integrated rural health service, the hospital offers general and emergency medicine, palliative care, general outpatient care, pharmacy services, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work, child health and immunisation services and maternity/neonatal home care. Visiting services are provided by acute and chronic mental health and alcohol and other drugs services, with access to dietetics and speech pathology.

The facility also provides the Meals on Wheels service to the Lockyer Valley community.

Where possible, Telehealth services are used to link Gatton Hospital with other facilities or specialists via video-conference.

Goodna Community Health

Goodna Community Health was officially opened in January 2001 after merging three separate facilities into the one location. Services offered include:

  • Mental Health and Specialised Services
    • Goodna Community Care Team
    • Child and Youth Ambulatory
    • Adult Ambulatory
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs Service
  • Child Health
  • Young People’s Health
  • Child Development Service
  • Public Health.

Ipswich Community Health Plaza

Community Health Services moved to the Health Plaza Bell Street, Ipswich in July 1994 with the official opening in October 1994. Services offered include:

  • Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Audiology
  • BreastScreen Queensland
  • Bowel Screening Program
  • Centre-based rehabilitation team
  • Child Development Service
  • Child Health
  • Chronic conditions
  • Dietetics and nutrition
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management
  • Heart Health
  • Mental Health and Specialised Services
    • Child and Youth Ambulatory
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs Service
    • Evolve Therapeutic
    • Adult Ambulatory
  • Older Person Evaluation Review and Assessment
  • Oral health
  • Primary School Health
  • School-based Youth Health
  • Sexual Health
    • Needle and Syringe Program
  • Social Work Community
  • Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Transition Care Program

Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital is an acute health facility situated 40 kilometres west of Brisbane in Ipswich.

The hospital offers all major health specialties including anaesthetics, emergency medicine, surgery, intensive and coronary care, orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, palliative care, rehabilitation and a full range of allied health services.

Ipswich Hospital also provides a learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical education and training.

A major expansion of Ipswich Hospital was completed in 2014, transforming the hospital into a state-of-the-art medical facility and providing additional capacity to help meet the growing health needs of the region’s population over the short- to medium-term.

Ipswich Community Dental Clinic

Eligible adults can access dental care at the Ipswich Community Dental Clinic, as well as at the Collingwood Park Dental Clinic, Boonah Health Service, Esk Health Service, Gatton Health Service and Laidley Health Service.

The Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service offers a free quality, oral health program to all children from Kindergarten (four years old) to Grade 10 (15 years old).

Children aged from two years to 17 years who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, can also receive treatment in our service at any time.

Treatment is provided either on-site at school or at a number of locations, including 16 dental clinics and 13 mobile dental vans.

Dental services are also provided to clients of The Park – Centre for Mental Health, Treatment, Research and Education, Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.

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Laidley Health Service

Laidley Hospital is an acute rural healthcare facility located in the Lockyer Valley region, 83 kilometres west of Brisbane.

The hospital provides 24-hour emergency treatment with inpatient management for all ages including palliative care, interim care, transitional care and slow stream rehabilitation.

Laidley Hospital also provides outpatient services including social work, physiotherapy, a dental clinic and a nurse-led pharmacy service. Other services include basic radiography with rural operators, phlebotomy, methadone dosing and a needle exchange service.

Visiting services include a paediatric clinic, heart failure nurse, diabetes clinic, children’s health, rehabilitation therapy, lung health nurse, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, therapy and hearing services for children, dietetics and podiatry.

Where possible, Telehealth services are used to link Laidley Hospital with other facilities or specialists via video-conference.

Mental Health and Specialised Services

West Moreton’s Division of Mental Health and Specialised Services (MHSS) provides a range of specialised health assessments and interventions across mental health, prison health, and alcohol and
other drugs.

The primary goal is to meet the needs of the individual and their family/carers on their mental health recovery journey, and to reduce the symptoms and impact of mental illness, drugs and alcohol.

In particular, MHSS works with consumers who have severe forms of mental illness and behavioural disturbance, including those who are subject to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2000.

During 2014-15, there were 7,431 new referrals received, which is an increase of nearly 9 per cent from the previous financial year.

Multidisciplinary teams deliver assessments, clinical interventions and rehabilitation services to people of all ages experiencing mental health problems across the West Moreton region.

Clinical and service sites include Ipswich Health Plaza, Goodna Community Centre, Ipswich Hospital, The Park – Centre for Mental Health, Treatment, Research and Education, rural outreach posts and a range of correctional facilities.

A new Community Care Unit at Gailes will also open in early 2016. It will provide medium-term care to adult mental health consumers who are in recovery but require additional support and life skills development to successfully transition to independent community living.

As part of the division’s leadership across the State in mental health excellence, MHSS operates the state-wide forensic, high security inpatient service, as well as the Extended Forensic Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit.

Mental health services are provided to consumers in the Brisbane, Brisbane Women’s, Wolston, Maryborough, Woodford, Southern Queensland and Arthur Gorrie correctional centres.

Additional primary healthcare services such as disease management and health assessments are provided by Prison Health Services (PHS) at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, and the Brisbane, Brisbane Women’s and Wolston correctional centres.

PHS is the state-wide manager for prisoner health information (patient records) while MHSS hosts the state-wide services of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and the Queensland Mental Health Benchmarking Unit.

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017