RACQ & Heart of Australia visit Dalby

RACQ is helping to bring valuable city services to the country when two trucks – one a roving medical clinic and another a portable member branch - roll into Dalby.

Dalby patients will be able to board the RACQ sponsored Heart of Australia customised road-train to have potentially life-saving cardiac and endocrine testing carried out.

It will be parked alongside RACQ’s Mobile Member Centre, filled with staff ready to offer membership and insurance services and conduct free vehicle health checks.

The Club’s spokesperson David Contarini said it was important these services reach all Queenslanders and RACQ was proud to visit regional towns.

“We love the idea that while Dalby residents are getting their heart health tested, they’ll also be able to get the health of their car engines checked,” Mr Contarini said.

“It’s the first time since RACQ began sponsoring Heart of Australia last year that we’ve been able to combine our services to add convenience to locals.”

Mr Contarini said he encouraged residents to take up RACQ on the offer of free vehicle inspections.

Heart of Australia founder Doctor Rolf Gomes said it was vital Queenslanders had access to critical specialist medical services regardless of where they lived.

“Previous data has shown that people in regional areas are 44 percent more likely to die from a heart attack than city dwellers,” Dr Gomes said.

“We urge anyone who hasn’t had regular check-ups or has any concerns to visit their local GP and book in an appointment with a specialist on the ‘Heart Bus’.”

The buses will be parked in Jimbour St from 9am – 4pm today.