Toowoomba is home to three major hospitals, including St Vincent's Private Hospital, Toowoomba Hospital and St Andrew's Toowoomba Hospital.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital was established in 1922 and is a leading Catholic, not-for-profit hospital that offers inpatient, day-patient and critical-care services across a wide range of medical and surgical specialities.
Toowoomba Hospital is a 263 bed hospital providing surgical, orthopaedic, obstetric, paediatric and neonatal care in special care nursery, anaesthesia, intensive care and high dependency care, medicine including oncology and renal, and emergency medicine.
St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital is a 137-bed acute care offering acute surgical and medical care, and housing state-of-the art facilities including five operating theatres, two day procedure rooms, one cardiac catheter/vascular laboratory, eight-bed intensive care unit, 25 chair medical oncology unit, 12 chair renal dialysis unit, three-bed sleep studies unit and the latest in radiotherapy technology with three linear accelerators.
Medical practices and support services
There are more than 200 medical centres in Toowoomba, offering a wide range of services, from medical and dental care, to chiropractors, dieticians, physios, psychologists and plastic surgeons. The National Health Services Directory provides detailed information on available health-related services within the city, including both public and private sector providers. Simply visit www.nhsd.com.au and search for Toowoomba to get a list of services within the city.
Aged care and community care
There is an abundance of aged care and community care facilities in Toowoomba, to cater for the growing population of retirees. They offer a wide range of services, from self-contained living to 24/7 care, respite care and social support services.
Wiltshire Health Group
Toowoomba’s families, retirees, workers and health-conscious residents are looked after with two physiotherapy practices in Toowoomba.
Wiltshire Health Group Chief Exponential Officer John Williamson said both the Wiltshire Health Centre, and Toowoomba Physiotherapy and Massage Centre had long been established in the region.
John began leading the clinics in June 2017, to drive growth and expansion, in line with three other clinics in Mackay and Central Queensland.
“Our purpose is to massively impact our communities to live well, and that is behind everything we do, from seeing clients in clinic to being involved in the community,” John said.
Being involved in and sponsoring local events has promoted the community health message, with John looking to further build community relationships in Toowoomba in the health and wellness arenas including the medical and allied health fraternities.
The Wiltshire Health Group clinics see a range of clients from families and retirees through to clients from physical industries like construction, mining and manufacturing.
Current healthcare services on offer include physiotherapy, psychology and massage therapy.
“We also bring extensive experience in workplace injury management, prevention and wellness through our sister business Construct Health,” he said.
“Toowoomba is a growing area, I spent a lot of time here growing up. Every time I’ve travelled from Brisbane I’ve seen the huge changes it’s going through,” he said.
John said the goal of the team at the Wiltshire Health Group is to deliver long-term health benefits that get real results for their clients. Visit toowoombaphysio.com