Our story

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Home is where the heart is. Darling Downs Health exists to heal, support and provide health care through every stage of life. Our service stretches across 90,000 square kilometres of Queensland’s regional and rural country, home to the 300,000 people we serve.

We are dedicated to the everyday health of the people in our communities by providing:

  • Emergency and acute care
  • Community health services
  • Residential aged care facilities
  • Maternity services
  • Extended inpatient mental health services
  • Child and youth mental health services
  • Community outpatient clinics

We are one of the largest employers in the region, with more than 5,000 dedicated and innovative staff. Our workforce is made up a broad range of occupations, and includes doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health staff, administration staff, maintenance and engineering staff, cleaners, gardeners and cooks. Every person who works at Darling Downs Health makes a positive contribution to the high-quality care we give, and we are keenly aware that the people we care for in our hospitals and health care facilities are the ones we’ll see out and about in our community tomorrow.

We are here for you, year after year and season by season.