Middlemount upgrades to X-rays

RESIDENTS of the Central Queensland mining town of Middlemount will no longer have to travel to Dysart for X-rays.

An important feature of the new upgrade at the Middlemount Medical Centre is the new X-ray room towards the back of the facility.

Member for Mirani Ted Malone officially opened the upgrade this week.

Mr Malone said it was of great importance to ensure remote townships like Middlemount had access to good health facilities.

“When residents have to travel great distances to access health services not only is it a great inconvenience, but they put themselves at risk on the roads,” he said.

Isaac Regional Council's Mayor Cedric Marshall said the upgrade looked excellent.

“It should be evident to anyone who came here before just what a difference this upgrade has made,” he said.

Funding for the project was allocated by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program.

The upgrade cost $284,695.40 and construction was overseen by Anglo American Coal Australia.



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