Rabobank partners with Heart of Australia to provide specialist remote healthcare
Rabobank’s Rabo Community Fund has partnered with Heart of Australia as part of the mobile medical program’s mission to provide specialist healthcare services to rural and remote communities in Queensland.
The specialist agri-food bank will provide financial support to the Heart of Australia over the next three years by offering specialist clinics, including cardiology, endocrinology and gynecology, to rural and remote communities in Queensland.
Rabobank’s head of customer advice, Yvette Loyson, said Heart of Australia’s customized trucks are bringing specialist medical facilities to communities where people may not have the time or the ability to travel long distances to get medical attention.
Ms Loyson said Heart of Australia’s mission aligns well with the Rabo Community Fund’s primary goal of improving rural health.
The world’s leading food and agribusiness bank, Rabobank is one of Australia’s largest agricultural lenders and a leading provider of business and corporate banking services to the country’s food and agribusiness sector.
Last year, the bank launched the Rabo Community Fund in Australia and New Zealand to invest in the sustainability and vitality of rural communities.
“As a cooperative, Rabobank has a rich history of community engagement and always seeks to impact the rural communities where our customers live and work,” Ms. Loyson said.
“The priorities of the Rabo Community Fund are driven by the bank’s agricultural clients, who are at the heart of their communities, supporting local initiatives with the aim of making a tangible and significant contribution to the vibrancy and resilience of rural Australia. .”
Heart of Australia began in 2014 when founder and cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes saw the lack of specialist services for people living in rural and remote communities.
Since launching the first truck in 2014, Heart of Australia has seen over 14,000 patients, now serves 33 communities and provides specialist and radiology services in five trucks.
“We are delighted to welcome Rabobank to the Heart of Australia family of partners to provide these services to communities in need. Rabobank is our premier financial sector partner and we look forward to working together to improve health outcomes for people living in these communities,” said Dr Gomes.
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