Health

The South Burnett Region will continue to pursue health development through the South Burnett Community Hospital Foundation which supports the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital and community

There are opportunities for model development within this field as well as numerous opportunities for aged care services and GP clinics for the demographic and population requirement of the region.

The South Burnett Region offers partnership opportunities in health model development within this field as well as numerous opportunities for aged care services and GP clinics for the demographic and population requirement of the region. There are a number of opportunities in health, with the Primary Health Network for Darling Downs and West Moreton identifying the South Burnett with 7 key health findings:

  1. A High Proportion of Aged Population
  2. Low Socio-Economic Status
  3. High Prevalence of Psychological distress
  4. High Prevelance of Type 2 Diabetes and COPD
  5. High Prevalence of Poor Health Behaviours in weight and inusufficient physical activity
  6. Second Highest suicide rate in the Primary Health Network
  7. Low proportion of MBS funded health services: Allied Health, Mental Health and Practice Nurses.

South Burnett Region provides a number of medical services; in addition to the General Practitioners, Hospitals, Specialist and Ancillary services we are proud to be associated with the Care flight Helicopter service which provides immediate attention and fast medical emergency transport to the major hospitals in Brisbane.

The region hosts 5 Public Hospitals (Kingaroy General being the area’s main emergency care facility with helipad, with four smaller hospitals servicing the surrounding townships) and the South Burnett Private Hospital (based in Kingaroy providing a 28 bed acute care facility, surgical hospital and palliative care unit) and also hosts several community health centres, aged care and dental facilities.

The community is also fortunate to have access to several gyms, personal trainers, physiotherapists and an extensive choice of alternate therapies.