AMA Queensland began its free mobile Health Hubs in 2015 to one in five Queenslanders do not see a GP every year. The Health Hub is a free health check held at various locations across Queensland where doctors are present to check people's blood pressure, weight BMI and lung function.
These are simple tests that people should have regularly to make sure they are not at risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or other chronic illnesses. The aim of the health hubs is to support Queenslanders becoming healthier and enjoying a better quality of life. The health hubs build stronger relationships between patients, GPs and local medical providers and act as a gateway to the wider health system.
The recent Health Hub held at Hervey Bay showed incredible support for the initiative with 100% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that having the health hub at your local market is beneficial to them. Furthermore, 90% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that having the health hubs at your local market has encouraged them to get regular GP check-ups. Only 4 respondents were neutral to this question. Supporting comments including 'It was good and the doctor was pleasant', 'Thank you! Makes you think!', 'Excellent promotion for the local people'.
If you are wanting the Health Hub to visit your area please contact Jennifer Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org