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Heart of Australia is a program that embodies the most innovative approach to frontline specialist medical service delivery in generations.

Since 2014 we have been delivering specialist healthcare in rural and remote communities across Queensland on-board our five, custom designed clinics on wheels.

Our HEART Trucks are purpose built and self-sufficient trailers that offer first-rate medical facilities to meet the needs of patients across a range of specialist fields such as cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, gynaecology and more recently radiology.

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Heart of Australia

The service:

  • Heart of Australia began delivering mobile specialist healthcare in 2014 and is the brainchild of Brisbane-based cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes.
  • The service delivers specialist consultations and testing to over 35 rural and remote communities across Queensland, including a static clinic in Palm Island.
  • Patient appointments are held onboard our fit-for-purpose, clinics-on-wheels, known as the Heart Trucks. The fleet of five Heart Trucks have together travelled more than 1,000,000 kilometres, saved patients the equivalent of 38 million kilometers in travel for specialist appointments, and saved 750 lives to dates.
  • Heart of Australia has seen more than 17,000 unique patients since first launching services in 2014
  • There are over 26 specialists delivering clinics on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.
  • Heart of Australia delivers healthcare across 11 specialities, including cardiology, endocrinology, gynaecology and neurology.


  • The fifth Heart Truck in the fleet, HEART 5, was launched in early 2022 and is home to the world’s first battery-powered mobile CT scanner.
  • It is capable of delivering comprehensive lung health screening programs and mobile radiology services through its specialised testing equipment, including a X-ray machine and CT scanner.
  • HEART 5 was built in collaboration with the Queensland government to deliver lung health services to former and retired mine and quarry workers in Queensland.
  • Heart of Australia works closely with our innovation partner Philips and delivery partner I-MED Radiology to deliver it’s services to rural and remote communities across Australia.
Heart 5 Truck

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