West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
|West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (HHS) provides healthcare to approximately 245,000 people which is forecast to increase to an expected 475,000 by 2026—a 90 per cent increase. This projected percentage increase is the largest of any HHS in Queensland.|
|The West Moreton HHS provides community mental health services and engages in a range of initiatives with local non-government organisations to allow patients to receive treatment in their community.|
|West Moreton HHS has a strong partnership with the West Moreton-Oxley Medicare Local aimed at improving the way healthcare is provided to the West Moreton community.|
|West Moreton HHS reinvested 2012-13 budget community dividends to reduce long wait elective surgery lists, as well as enhance maternity, cardiology, paediatric services, and undertake building improvement works.|
|A $128.7 million expansion of the Ipswich Hospital, the largest investment in healthcare in West Moreton, is due for completion in 2014. The expansion will provide an additional 90 beds.|
|Dental waiting times have been reduced from six to seven years down to two years.|
C/ Level 8, Tower Block
Ipswich Queensland 4305
C/ HSCE Office
PO Box 73
Ipswich Queensland 4305
- Boonah Health Service
- Brisbane Youth Detention Centre
- Esk Health Service
- Gatton Health Service
- Goodna Community Health
- Ipswich Community Dental Clinic
- Ipswich Hospital
- Ipswich Health Plaza
- Laidley Health Service
- The Park - Centre for Mental Health, Treatment, Research and Education
Dr Kerrie Freeman
WM Service profile
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (WMHHS) comprises of four local government areas Scenic Rim Regional Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.
Ipswich is the major city of the region. Esk, Laidley, Gatton, Boonah and Wacol are townships spread throughout the service area.
The WMHHS services a population of approximately 249,000 people. The region's demographics are diverse and include metropolitan and small rural community settings.
The service has a major teaching role, providing both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical experience for members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. The service currently employs over 2 600 staff.
WMHHS is home to one medium sized hospital, Ipswich Hospital, four rural facilities, Boonah Rural Health Service (RHS), Esk RHS, Gatton RHS, and Laidley RHS.
Based at Gailes are The Brisbane Youth Dentition Centre Health Service and The Park – Centre for Mental Health, Treatment, Research and Education which also hosts the state-wide service of Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research.
Community Health Services operate from both the Ipswich Health Plaza and Goodna Community Health Centre and provides an outreach service to the rural area. Brisbane Women's Offender Health Services (including Helana Jones at Albion) and Brisbane Offender Health Services became apart of the Community Health Division on 1 July 2012 as part of the state-wide health reform.
Oral Health services are provided in 18 fixed clinics and 12 mobile dental clinics across the region, coordinated to provide comprehensive adult and school based services. The main oral health clinic is the Ipswich Community Dental Clinic based in the Limestone Street Centre.
By 2031 it is projected that the WMHHS population will more than double to approximately 580,000, making the Hospital and Health Service the fastest growing in the state.
Year at a glance
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service Activity
Elective surgeries performed
Emergency surgeries performed
Number of patients admitted
Emergency department presentations
Number of outpatient appointments
Adult dental treatments
Child / school-based dental treatments
Women screened by BreastScreen Queensland WMHHS service
For more detailed information please view the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service Annual Report.
The West Moreton Hospital and Health Service Quality of Care Report provides further insight into a cross-section of some of the fantastic work taking place across West Moreton Hospital and Health Service.
To provide your feedback please visit www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/contact.