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Warwick was one of the first established towns in Queensland after Brisbane. It was settled in the mid 1800s, and sits 162 km south west of Brisbane and 82 km south of Toowoomba. The town lies along on the Condamine River and is known for its agriculture, such as wool, grain, cattle, fruit, vegetables and timber. With a population of 12 357 residents, Warwick acts as a regional centre for the towns of the Southern Downs such as Stanthorpe, Dalveen, Allora and Leyburn.   The town itself is quite large with multiple large grocery stores, churches, schools and cinema. While it is quite self-sufficient, Toowoomba is less than an hour up the road, and the Granite Belt wine country is just south 40 minutes around Stanthorpe.

The town has an active indoor and outdoor sporting scene with multiple gyms and clubs to be part of. Numerous natural wonders surround the town, including Queen Mary Falls in Killarney which is a favourite among locals and tourists. A beautifully restored steam train runs regularly from Warwick to the surrounding regions and information regarding this attraction can be found on the Southern Downs Steam Railway website.   The Southern Downs has a higher proportion of children, older people and males than the state average. There is also a high proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals (29%) a culturally diverse population with evidence of poor proficiency in English. 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. The Warwick hospital features a medical, surgical and maternity ward as well as a small high dependency unit and facility for palliative care and paediatrics. Numerous specialists visit the hospital such as a Paediatrician, Gynaecologist, General Surgeon, Urologist, Cardiologist, Orthopaedics and FacioMaxillary. The hospital has a full complement of allied health services and is integrated into the community through Aboriginal, child and school health. Teaching is a key feature of the hospital as it hosts numerous medical, nursing, and allied health students throughout the calendar year. Road is the best way to travel to and from Warwick.

Three bus services provide transport for Warwick. Information regarding these services can be found via the Crisps Coaches, Greyhound Australia or New England Coaches websites. The former two provide service out of town at least once a day, whereas New England Coaches provides buses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

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