A new health centre could be on the horizon for Camooweal according to Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles.
Minister Miles was in the North West this week inspecting services in different communities, travelling to Camooweal on Tuesday (August 13).
Mr Miles visited the dated facility under the North West HHS and said he is working with them to plan what a new facility might look like in the future.
"An upgrade is definitely something that is under consideration at this stage," Mr Miles said.
"It needs to go through the budget process but certainly it is one of the older facilities in the region - and it is one of the ones we would like to see upgraded in the future."
The topic of staffing was also brought to Mr Miles's attention, calling for more health workers at the facility.
"At the moment there is a very dedicated director of nursing and a nurse practitioner and they work very hard alongside visiting doctors from the RFDS," Mr Miles said.
"But we would like to see more staff there with the potential for an additional nurse and indigenous health worker.
"Certainly the feedback we received stated the staff are great but they are working their guts out and when one of them gets sick or needs a holiday that leaves the clinic short staffed.
"So we will go away and see if there is a chance to add those extra staff."
Mr Miles also witnessed the RFDS in full flight, travelling to and from Camooweal in one of the RFDS aircrafts.
"It was great to see how they bring resources to small towns, who otherwise wouldn't be able to access a doctor in their community," he said.
"The RFDS dental van was there as well so I was able to see that high tech, dental facility. Their roster was full while they were in town, so it was good to see people getting their teeth checked and using the service."
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