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Our region is large, around 99,000 km2, and spans 12 local government areas (LGAs). The major communities in our region are Ipswich and Toowoomba, plus the surrounding communities located in the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Cherbourg, Southern Downs, Goondiwindi and Western Downs LGAs. Our region also includes communities located in the Banana Shire and Brisbane LGA.

We are located outside the capital city and we support healthcare in urban, regional, rural and remote settings, all with their unique challenges.

We share our region with two state Health and Hospital Services – Darling Downs Health and West Moreton Health – and we work closely with them to ensure our approach to healthcare is aligned. We also work collaboratively with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in our region – Carbal Medical Services, Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services (CRAICCHS), Goolburri Health Advancement Corporation, Goondir Health Services and Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health - to focus on health equity.

We have a diverse population of around 610,000 people. The region is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and predicted to grow by 20% to 2030.