December 4, 2013
Several South Burnett health programs and providers have received a funding boost from Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local.
The 2013-14 Localised Solutions Funding round aims to address service gaps, increase access to allied health professionals and support preventative health initiatives.
Allied Health Manager Lisa King said it was exciting to be able to provide funding to such an innovative and diverse range of initiatives and services.
“All applicants were assessed based on identified need and capacity to deliver measurable health care improvements to the communities they serve,” she said.
“We are looking forward to seeing the results they deliver across the community.”
Preventative health initiatives to receive funding include:
- RHealth Ltd’s South Burnett Diabetes Prevention Program (Nanango, Kingaroy and Murgon)
- Family Planning Queensland’s Feel Free (To Talk About Sexual Health) (Toowoomba and surrounding areas)
- Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland’s Sense of Self-Education (Toowoomba)
Direct allied health services to receive funding include:
- Nadine Hinchliff (adult occupational therapy and paediatric occupational therapy service, South Burnett)
- Sandra Langton Physiotherapy (physiotherapy services, Kingaroy)
- Rapid Exercise (exercise physiology services, Nanango and Blackbutt)