Kambu Health provides services, supports and programs to a population of more than 290,000 people living in an area covering 9,521 square kilometres and extending from Springfield, Ripley and Ipswich in the east, to Boonah in the south, north to Esk and west to Gatton.
This population represents 6% of the total Queensland population.
- Lockyer Valley
- And parts of Kilcoy
Though over the next 10 years, the West Moreton region will continue to grow at a remarkable rate with an aging of population.
Our West Moreton community is culturally, linguistically, economically and geographically diverse, encompassing both metropolitan and rural settings, with an estimated 12,000 of West Moreton people identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Did you know 8.5% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in our region have a profound or severe disability? And that we have large proportions of people with cancer and other significant health implications in comparison to other regions in Queensland.
Understanding our community demographics and needs will help Kambu Health expand our services and support to meet the expectations and implications of such.
We currently have sites in Ipswich, Booval and Laidley, with some of our community programs undertaking outreach to Boonah, Gatton and Esk as we work on expanding that reach and our service provisions to meet the needs now and into the future.
Kambu Health acknowledges and pays respect to the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which our health services are located today and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging leaders.