Mobile Health Unit at Opal Festival

Minister for Resources The Honourable Scott Stewart

The HEART 5 Mobile Health Unit will hit the main street of Winton during this year’s Opal Festival.

Resources Minister Scott Stewart said it was important to bring the HEART 5 Mobile Health Unit to the communities where it was needed and would be utilised.

“That’s why we built this world-class facility so it could hit the roads around Queensland and get to the people that need to use it,” Mr Stewart said.

Retired and former miners are able to make a free booking for a health check over the next two days.

“Early detection and intervention is vital when managing mine dust lung diseases like black lung and silicosis,” Mr Stewart said.

“One call to the Mine Dust Health Support Service on 1300 445 715 and they will take care of all the details and provide help and support along the way.

“We support our mine and quarry workers on and off the job site, so if you have retired or permanently left the industry, book an appointment today.”

The Palaszczuk Government has a strong and record of protecting the health and safety of workers and we are leading the way nationally in responding to and supporting workers suffering from occupational dust lung disease, including coal workers pneumoconiosis and silicosis.

The Mobile Health Unit is expected to head to Clermont next from July 11-14.

Bookings can be made by calling the Mine Dust Health Support Service on 1300 445 715.

HEART 5 is supported by Resources Safety and Health Queensland and the Palaszczuk Government.

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