Partners of Heart of Australia
Heart of Australia works with a group of incredible partners to deliver our programs in regional and remote Queensland. By working with like-minded organisations, we are able to have significant impact on the lives of those in these communities. For more information on our partnerships please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of Australia is delivered in partnership with Arrow Energy – one of Australia’s largest integrated coal seam gas companies.
Arrow delivers almost 20 percent of Queensland’s gas supply, most of which is used to generate electricity.
With a workforce across Brisbane, Dalby, Moranbah, and Gladstone, Arrow understands business success is closely linked to community health and well-being.
Arrow is committed to improving the long-term health of communities where it operates and is proud to be the founding partner of Heart of Australia.
This partnership is an extension of Arrow’s Brighter Futures community investment program which supports local initiatives that contribute to health and safety, education, and the environment.
Since 2011, Arrow has invested more than $25 million in community projects across Queensland.
Heart of Australia has received a grant from the Federal Government.
Australian Federal Government
The Federal Government has provided Heart of Australia funding to build a new Heart Truck (HEART 4); to progressively expand our services to nine new towns including Richmond, Weipa, Cooktown, Sarina, Palm Island, Biloela, Childers, Proserpine, and Ayr as well as support our ongoing life-saving and life-changing operations across the state.
Heart of Australia has also received funding for specific projects from the Australian and Queensland governments.
Anglo American is pleased to support the work of Heart of Australia’s critical medical specialist services across the Central Queensland towns where we operate, as part of our commitment to improving health care across the region for our people, their families, and their communities. It means these critical services are available to regional Queenslanders when, and where, they need them most.
IOR provides fuel, liquid storage tanks, fuel management services, and bulk solvents throughout regional Australia. IOR believes in building thriving rural and regional communities – to keep the outback heart of Australia pumping. That’s why the company invests in its communities, through creating permanent employment and investing in local businesses and real estate.
IOR is excited to be involved in Heart of Australia – a program that could have immediate and long-lasting impacts on regional Australians. This sponsorship will complement IOR’s strong ongoing commitment to regional Australia through its previous and ongoing sponsorships that include CareFlight, the Channel Country Ladies Day, the Quilpie Shire Dinosaur Dig, and many more community events.
PACCAR Australia has proudly supported the Heart of Australia since its inception in 2014, providing two Kenworth K200 prime movers, HEART 1, HEART 2, and more recently HEART 4, a DAF XF 530 prime mover, to haul mobile medical clinics across regional Queensland. PACCAR is pleased to provide a fourth prime mover, HEART 5, another DAF XF 530 that will transport the newest purpose-built mobile medical clinic. Powered by a 530 horsepower Euro 6 PACCAR MX-13 engine, the DAF XF combines excellent fuel efficiency, safety, driver comfort and design – all the necessary attributes to deliver medical services to those in need in rural and regional Australia.
Toyota has proudly been the official vehicle partner for Heart of Australia since 2018. Toyota provides a fleet of support vehicles that ensures the safe and secure transport of critical medical supplies, specialists, and support crews to and from the HEART Trucks without the trucks having to leave their route. Dr. Gomes and Heart of Australia are working to break the grip of distance that denies rural Australians access to services when and where they are needed most, and Toyota is immensely proud to be a part of that work.
As a focused global leader in health technology, we are striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation. We aim to improve the lives of 2.5 billion people a year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities. To make meaningful progress in our pursuit of expanding access to care, we work with partners like Heart of Australia to provide technology that ensures people in remote and rural communities in Queensland have access to affordable, quality healthcare.
QML Pathology is a proud supporter of Heart of Australia.
QML Pathology has spent more than 90 years providing first-rate and reliable services to Queensland and New South Wales medical practitioners and patients. Our vast testing capacity across Cardiology, Haematology, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Microbiology, Histopathology, Cytopathology, Immunology, and Cytogenetics, has made us a leader in our field, a position we do not take lightly.
QML Pathology has grown to 24 laboratories and over 635 collection centres strategically located throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales, with our operations maintained by over 35 specialist pathologists and over 2,000 staff.
St Andrews’s War Memorial Hospital
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is proud to be an official sponsor of Heart of Australia – a program that takes capital-city levels of service and care to about 33 regional and remote communities across Queensland. Our partnership with Heart of Australia began in 2010 when founder Dr. Rolf Gomes approached St Andrew’s about bringing specialist cardiac services to regional communities on board a cardiology truck. Our cardiologists support the service, providing diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for a range of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, and one of the best-known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of services and competes in all Australian telecommunications markets, providing over eight million fixed-line and 14 million mobile services. In the Southern Queensland region, the local team, led by Area General Manager May Boisen, span across six Telstra branded stores, one Telstra Business Centre, and one Telstra Country Wide office.
Telstra prides itself on its vast geographical coverage across Australia through both fixed and mobile network infrastructure. Supporting the local community through programs such as the Telstra’s Kids Fund and local sponsorships such as Heart of Australia is extremely important to the Southern Queensland Telstra team who live and work in the local community.
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. Bayer Australia, with its footprint in health and agriculture, is dedicated to providing more people in underserved communities in Australia and around the world with access to health care. As part of this effort, our company has been a supporter of Heart of Australia since 2014, providing funding and expertise to help this organisation develop and expand across remote and rural parts of our country.
At Boehringer Ingelheim we stand by our goal: to turn patient-focused innovations into life-changing treatments for both humans and animals – sustainably and for generations to come, not just for today. That’s why as an independent, family-owned company, we take a long-term perspective. As the exclusive partner of the NextGen Medics program, we are proud to support rural health and vulnerable communities while building the healthcare workforce of the future.
Bridgestone keeps Heart of Australia rolling. Leading tyre company Bridgestone continues to proudly support the Heart of Australia program. Through tyre supply for the organization’s trucks, trailers, and support vehicles, Bridgestone keeps Heart of Australia on the highway to continue connecting regional communities with specialised healthcare. Bridgestone’s commitment to the Heart of Australia program is part of its global CSR initiative, Our Way to Serve, which focuses on making contributions to society that enhance mobility, connect people, and strengthen environmental stewardship.
Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of more than 50 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 58 destinations throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. The Rex Group comprises Regional Express, air freight and charter operator Pel-Air Aviation and Dubbo-based regional airline Air Link, as well as the pilot academy Australian Airline Pilot Academy.
Brown and Hurley
Brown and Hurley is an award-winning dealer of new and used commercial trucks and trailers. They have been supplying the highest quality trucks and trailers to a diverse range of applications from multiple branches across Northern New South Wales and Queensland since 1946.
At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. Janssen Australia and New Zealand are proud to continue our partnership with Heart of Australia ensuring patients in regional and remote Queensland have greater access to specialist care, including screening for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Frasers Livestock Transport proudly continues to support this vital health service to people of rural and regional Queensland and we are thrilled about the expansion into mobile medical imaging that the launch of HEART 5 will bring.
As Australia’s leading specialist insurer, NTI knows that when people are at their most vulnerable, it’s critical that they have immediate support from a strong, stable, reliable and experienced organisation.
That’s why we’re proud to partner with Heart of Australia and provide premium, specialist insurance and assistance products that enable Dr Gomes and his team to provide their invaluable service to even the most remote Australian communities.
We lead global healthcare technology and boldly attack the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. As we partner with Heart of Australia, expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.
I-MED Radiology Network is Australia’s largest diagnostic imaging network, offering medical imaging and radiology services including x-ray, PET, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, mammography and interventional procedures. Our national network of 250 clinics are located in metropolitan as well as many regional and rural communities across Australia. We are excited to partner with Heart of Australia to provide high-quality imaging services to remote and rural communities in Queensland.
Rabobank is the world’s largest food and agribusiness bank. Our purpose is to help our clients feed the world more sustainably, supporting the innovative farmers and agribusinesses who put food on our tables every day, to grow more with less. Through our Rabo Community Fund we are committed to promoting the importance of the agri industry and the health and wellbeing of Australia’s rural communities. In Heart of Australia we found a great partner to achieve this goal together.