Marla, South Australia.
The Marla Clinic is managed by two Remote Area Nurses on a rotating roster. Marla is some 3.5 hours north of Coober Pedy and is a service town on the Stuart Highway.
The population at Mintabie, 37 kilometres from Marla, used to be significant with many men who settled between the wars and who have always lived in the opal mining communities, often alone.
A clinic was opened at Mintabie on 1 June 1990 and a service to Marla commenced in 1995.
As the Mintabie community has declined, services have been centralised at Marla since 2003. The Marla Community Health Centre is staffed by two Remote Area Nurses on a rotating basis. The Marla clinic serves the surrounding district with health support and health promotion events.
The clinic is open each day and nursing staff can be reached in emergency. The Royal Flying Doctor Service operates a fortnightly clinic, but the primary health care needs of the community are met and managed by the health centre.
To find out more information about this service, please contact:
Frontier Services Queensland Office
41 Cadell Street Auchenflower QLD 4066
Telephone: 07 3871 0380
Facsimile: 07 3871 3460