Mobile health unit delivers free health care for Qld miners


Wednesday, 13 July, 2022

Mobile health unit delivers free health care for Qld miners

The HEART 5 Mobile Health Unit visited the main street of Winton during this year’s Opal Festival in Queensland. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said it was important to bring the HEART 5 Mobile Health Unit to the communities where it was needed and would be utilised. “That’s why we built this world-class facility so it could hit the roads around Queensland and get to the people that need to use it,” Stewart said.

With the arrival of the HEART 5 Mobile Health Unit, retired and former miners were able to make a free booking for a health check over the course of the Opal Festival. “Early detection and intervention is vital when managing mine dust lung diseases like black lung and silicosis. One call to the Mine Dust Health Support Service on 1300 445 715 and they will take care of all the details and provide help and support along the way. We support our mine and quarry workers on and off the job site, so if you have retired or permanently left the industry, book an appointment today,” Stewart said.

The Palaszczuk government strives to protect the health and safety of workers and to support workers suffering from occupational dust lung disease, including coal workers’ pneumoconiosis and silicosis. The Mobile Health Unit will be in Clermont from 11–14 July, with bookings to be made by calling the Mine Dust Health Support Service on 1300 445 715.

HEART 5 is supported by Resources Safety and Health Queensland and the Palaszczuk government.

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