TSBE Health links businesses with opportunities in the growing health industry by boosting the region’s health profile and promoting the liveability and services in the region.
The great advantage of the Toowoomba region is the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding signed between Toowoomba Regional Council, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital, Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network, The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, and TSBE to support this growth. This creates a collaborative and dynamic approach to furthering health objectives in the region.
The partnership is something not generally seen across private and public hospitals, but the technological advancements, the surgical and health practitioners, and its facilities mean that Toowoomba punches well above its weight.
Toowoomba’s health sector is the largest employer in the region, with more than 13,000 staff across the three major state-of-the-art hospitals and more than 700 health and wellbeing businesses. This represents 15.9% of all jobs in the Toowoomba Region.
Toowoomba also boasts medical training facilities, including the University of Queensland’s Rural Clinical School and the Queensland Rural Medical Education. The hospitals and council are also driving the change to see our region get healthy with outdoors exercise and activities in our many parks.
Our region’s hospitals provide in-patient, day-patient and critical care services across a wide range of medical and surgical specialities including maternity, pediatric, emergency and intensive care, orthopedic, obstetric and neonatal care, oncology and renal care, and emergency medicine and mental health.
The biggest strength of our advanced health system is knowing you can be looked after right here in our region, without having to go to Brisbane for treatment. Families can be assured that when illness does strike they can have their loved-ones by their side.
» In 2017, St Andrew’s Hospital performed their first gynecology robotic-assisted surgery and in 2018, the hospital also introduced a Rapid Access Heart Centre.
» Toowoomba Hospital received an MRI machine, a first in a public facility in Toowoomba
» An additional $2 million in funding was given for RACQ LifeFlight medical heli-service to build a new aeromedical base in Toowoomba. All three hospitals invested heavily in new or upgraded facilities in 2017, collectively spending $65 million. This includes new world-class operating theatres with cutting-edge international technology.
» In 2019, St Vincent’s Hospital saw the introduction of the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery System, as well as over $30 million on developments.
» The Darling Downs Health and Hospital Service has seen numerous service advances, with the Toowoomba Hospital begin to provide Pacemaker Implantation in 2019.
"Being involved with TSBE Health and Jaden Frame since the start of the TSBE Health journey has been a tremendous, eye-opening experience. It has allowed us to connect with a number of key stakeholders in the Health sector that has enabled us to have and be involved in conversations which will help improve the state of the regions health. As a company forging a health revolution and after only being a member of TSBE for four months to date it has already become an important part of our growth strategy."
Michael Usher, Director of Vision Exercise Physiology