Roma General Hospital is a small facility serving a population of approximately 7,000 people in western Queensland. In addition to the full range of medical specialties, Roma also incorporates the Flying Doctor service in both surgery and obstetrics. Previous students have had the opportunity to fly with this service and attend both elective and emergency call-outs.
Despite its small size, the Roma Hospital has a number of Inpatient and Outpatient clinics; Inpatient services are, general medical and surgical, accident and emergency, obstetrics and gynaecology, post-natal care, palliative care and a pharmacy. Outpatient services are comprised of outpatients, antenatal classes, a pharmacy and accident and emergency.
The hospital also has several visiting consultants who work in the hospital periodically, these include a Paediatrician and Opthalmologist. Additionally, the hospital runs community outreach services, such as Indiginous Health programmes and Health/Lifestyle Co-ordination programmes.
Roma itself is located in the western Darling Downs area of Queensland, Australia, 515 km (318 miles) by rail WNW of Brisbane. It is the centre of a rich pastoral and wheat-growing district and the town styles itself as the capital of the Western Downs. Bore water for the town is obtained from an Artesian Basin but many homes have a tank for rainwater delivered by a third tap at the kitchen sink as the town water has a strong taste.
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