Australia’s Leading Health Care Region
Fraser Coast has a lifestyle that is enviable. We have a temperate climate and spend much of our time outdoors. Sometimes illness or accidents strike, but our community has peace of mind, knowing that we can turn to a healthcare service provider to help.
Healthcare is all important to communities, from families to the elderly, in Fraser Coast you can be assured you will be in good hands.
The Fraser Coast proudly boasts that we excel in the provision of all forms of health care. Our facilities and services are equal to any main centre in Australia, across both the public and private health sectors.
Healthcare is so much more than hospitals. The Fraser Coast also has a high-level of expertise in the allied health services including aged-care and for those with disabilities. We have a well-trained workforce and nationally recognised organisations across the region.
Hospitals and Medical Specialists
The region has two large public hospitals, Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospital, which work in close partnership to deliver a comprehensive range of services to the Fraser Coast community.
Our region has an equally strong private sector that includes, St Stephen’s – Australia’s first fully digital private hospital – and a wide range of specialist services. There is no need to travel to other centres to get diagnostic and medical treatment as the region is exceptionally well-served with the latest medical technology available including MRI and CT scanning, breast cancer screening, skin cancer laser treatments and orthopaedic care.
You can rest easy knowing that if there is a need for fast response or to go to a major centre, there are paramedic response teams for every situation.
The Fraser Coast is well known as a retirement destination, which naturally means there is a requirement for aged care facilities. The aged care facilities range from independent living to dementia and hospital care.
Life for People with Disabilities
Living with disabilities is challenging, of that there is no question. In the Fraser Coast we believe that those in our community with disabilities deserve access to services and care to help them get the best out of life and enjoy our fabulous region.
In addition to our medical services Fraser Coast has a comprehensive range of support organisations to turn for assistance.
Staying Fit & Healthy is easy of the Fraser Coast
Fraser Coast’s climate and amazing outdoor lifestyle ensures we have every opportunity – for every age group and ability to stay fit and healthy. It is all here and very accessible.
Some Favourite Activites
A favourite for locals for fitness activity is enjoying the 16km uninterrupted pathway along the Esplanade in Hervey Bay. From sunrise to sunset there are walkers and runners, and cyclists all smiles and enjoying the serenity!
Eating well is never a problem, fresh local produce and seafood are readily available. Markets are plentiful and are a relaxing weekend activity. Local butchers complete the picture, they offer amazing fresh meat and a good conversation about recipes and their award winning sausages are a bonus!