Mitsubishi Development Rural and Remote Health Centre
Our longstanding partnership with WMR also resulted in the establishment of the Mitsubishi Development Rural and Remote Health Centre in 2009. The Centre was established in recognition of the significant challenges in dealing with rural and remote health in Australia, challenges that are particularly evident in Queensland due to the greater decentralisation than most other states.
Australians living in rural and remote areas, such as those where Mitsubishi Development’s operations are located, have higher rates of lifestyle health risk factors, lower access to health services such as General Practitioners and mental health support, and high rates of death due to lifestyle related chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease, compared with their metropolitan counterparts.
Since its development, the Centre has helped thousands of Australians, particularly those in mining communities, through direct and indirect initiatives.