Healthy Communities

1. Hub for doctor training at CQUniversity

2. Aged Care resort facilities

The health care and social assistance industry is the region’s largest employer.  As a priority project, Capricorn Enterprise promotes the Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast region as a major health hub.

The delivery of professional hospital, health and medical services across the greater Central Queensland region is critical for the ongoing well being of the entire community.

Capricorn Enterprise is engaging and partnering with hospital and health services groups and training providers to progress the delivery of regional healthcare objectives including innovative, effective and efficient healthcare, advanced service delivery, clinical and allied health training.  In alliance with our partners, we will support endorsed priority initiatives and strategies to ensure that programs, projects and initiatives, including the development of appropriate infrastructure to support the growth of health, hospital and medical services throughout the region, are appropriately funded and implemented.

Hub for doctor training at CQUniversity

Central Queensland will become a new hub for doctors of the future with the State Government investing $5.4 million in a local training program that will enable medical students to complete their education without leaving the region. Local training assists student retention and contributes to a greater change of them making their careers in Central Queensland.

Aged Care resort facilities

The Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton region is home to a higher proportion of persons aged 50 years and over than Queensland. Ensuring that our region offers a full range of solutions and services to support the health and wellness of our ageing population is a priority.

A $44 million development at Benevolent Living’s West St aged care facility, to include 158 new residential units, a town centre precinct and community gardens, has Rockhampton Regional Council development approval. This development will transform the traditional medical model into a reinvigorated residential care with a new social lifestyle model focusing on health, wellness, mining and purpose as well as clinical care to meet future needs. Construction is expected to begin mid-2020 and be spread over four years.

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Are you considering a career move or lifestyle change?

Watch the video (created in collaboration with the CQ Health Alliance) below for a little more information about our destination.

Statistics: National Health Survey: First Results, 2017-18

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2017-18 National Health Survey (NHS) results found that over half (56.%) of Australians aged 15 years and over considered themselves to be in excellent or very good health.