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The North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) supports an extensive program of specialist outreach health services to all health facilities in the district. The benefits of delivering specialist outreach health services are many and include increasing patient access to specialist care not available in the remote health facilities, maximising patient health outcomes by providing early diagnosis and treatment of health conditions, and reducing the need, inconvenience and cost for patients to travel from remote locations to access specialist care in Mount Isa, Townsville or other secondary and tertiary healthcare settings across the State.
Outreach Service providers include health professionals from North West Hospital and Health Service, Specialist from other Hospital and Health Service districts, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), North West Remote Health (NWRH) and Hearing Australia. The offered services range from Cardiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rural Women's GP services, Allied Health (Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, and Podiatry) to Child Immunisation and Diabetes Education.