The Brown & Hurley Group is proud to be a major sponsor of The Heart of Australia Program.
Welcome to Heart of Australia. It’s a program that embodies the most innovative approach to front-line specialist medical service delivery in generations, specifically aiming to help Australians whose lives are threatened by this nation’s vast distances.
Heart of Australia is breaking the grip of distance that denies rural and remote-area Australians access to services when and where they are needed most. Heart of Australia delivers fortnightly specialist medical investigation and treatment clinics to regional, rural and remote area communities across Queensland, including Dalby, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, St George, Charleville, Roma, Emerald, Barcaldine, Longreach, Hughenden, Charters Towers and Moranbah.
Heart of Australia brings specialist services to rural communities on a 25m-long custom-designed clinic-on-wheels, driven by a Kenworth K200 prime mover. The clinic-on-wheels has travelled more than 150,000km on the road covering an area of more than 450,000 square kilometres.
The purpose-built, self-sufficient trailer provides two private clinic rooms, a testing room and a reception area for patients. It is wheelchair accessible and fully-air-conditioned.
In August 2018, Heart of Australia launched a second mobile clinic, HEART 2, allowing the organization to provide its services to even more people in rural Queensland.
PACCAR Australia has once again provided a Kenworth K200 prime mover to haul the mobile medical clinic.
The new prime mover is B-Double rated to suit the new, larger trailer combination. Brown and Hurley will continue to provide servicing and maintenance for HEART 2.
We are delighted to support Heart of Australia in its pursuit of assisting regional and remote Queenslanders in accessing improved health and well-being resources.
By supporting the Heart of Australia's focus on providing critical specialist health care directly to these areas, we are also helping keep rural Australia vibrant and productive by supporting residents in their communities.
The specialist services provided by Heart of Australia are very close to home for the road transport industry, where heart disease is over-represented due in part to the long working hours, and often limited access to regular exercise and healthy diet options. Our customer base also includes many who have chosen to live and work outside metropolitan areas, and as a result, may not have ready access to health care specialists.