DAF Trucks Partner with Heart of Australia

Regional, rural and remote Queensland mobile cardiology service Heart of Australia (HOA) is expanding its fleet with a new DAF XF 530 prime mover.

HOA delivers medical services in regional Queensland, including Dalby, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, St George, Charleville, Roma, Emerald, Barcaldine, Longreach, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Moranbah, Cloncurry, Blackall and Quilpie.

PACCAR Australia has proudly supported the Heart of Australia since its inception in 2014 by providing two Kenworth K200 prime movers, to haul mobile medical clinics across regional Queensland.

The brainchild of Brisbane-based cardiologist and engineer Dr Rolf Gomes, HOA has seen more than 9,000 patients and travelled more than 150,000km on the road covering more than 450,000 square kilometres. The service has delivered more than 35,000 episodes of care and to date has saved around 400 lives.

PACCAR is pleased to provide a third prime mover, HEART4, that will transport the newest purpose-built B-double configured mobile medical clinic that will service six new towns – Sarina, Proserpine, Ayr and Cooktown with Palm Island and Weipa via static clinics.

DAF Trucks Australia general manager, Felipe Rubio, handed over the keys to HEART4, saying he was “extremely pleased to be in a position to give back to the community by way of supplying a DAF truck to such a beneficial organisation such as Heart of Australia”.

Powered by a 530 horsepower Euro 6 engine, the XF combines excellent fuel efficiency, safety, driver comfort and design – all the necessary attributes to deliver medical services to those in need in rural and regional Australia.

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