• St George Hospital
  • Bollon Bush Clinic

With a population of 3800 residents, St George is the major town in the Balonne Shire in Southern Queensland. The town sits on the Balonne River which is one of the primary aesthetic features and it can be accessed by the riverside walk. Along with the river, the town is proud of its country gardens, streetscapes, star gazing and birdlife. The community has a strong agricultural backbone with particular interest in horticulture and livestock. St George has a great feeling of ‘escape’ which can be enjoyed through chatting to the locals, enjoying the flowering  trees in Spring and embracing the country pace. 

The town itself is small, but it features a Foodworks and IGA for groceries, numerous specialty shops, a bakery and some good coffee shops. The sporting culture is alive and well, with indoor and outdoor sports available, such as football, cricket, bowls, dragon-boating, netball, tennis, squash, golf and horse racing. Visitors to the region enjoy visiting the Condomine Bell, seeing the wineries and taking a trip on a Balonne River Cruise. Highlights of the St George calendar include the St George Races in late July or early August.

This region has a higher proportion of children, males and Indigenous people compared to the state average. There is also a low density population in a large geographical area. . Like much of Queensland, the major causes of illness and death are coronary health disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression and lung cancer. The health determinants which drive these trends are harmful levels of alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, poor nutrition, socioeconomic disadvantage, physical inactivity and mental health risk factors.

Health services are provided for the community through the public hospital, two medical centres, allied health services, a healthy ageing program, home and community care and a retirement village. Along with the usual services, including birthing rooms, the hospital host the following specialists: Physicians, Dermatology, Flying Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Flying Surgeon and Paediatrician.

The hospital refers to Roma and The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Public transport to St George is via Air with Skytrans, or by bus with Bus Queensland.  

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