Mental Health Support – Now Available 24/7

Mental health support

Mental health support is now just a phone call away for South West residents through an all-hours phone line. South West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says a statewide support service was available by phoning 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 2255). “This free … [Read more...]

Make a Difference

Jim Allen of the Roma CAN

The South West Hospital and Health Service is calling on community members to express their interest in joining the Roma Hospital Community Advisory Network (CAN). The Roma CAN is a volunteer group which provides consultation and feedback on the planning, development and delivery of services … [Read more...]

Great Food – Now That’s Sick!!

Toni Cant-roma cook

Whoever still believes that hospital food is rubbish hasn’t been to South West Health Facilities for a while.   The SWHHS has just introduced a new four-week cyclical menu that’s taken more than two years to develop and it’s not only winning high praise for being, well, yummy- It’s … [Read more...]

Health Care Language this NAIDOC Week

South West Hospital and Health Service's Rodney Landers and Louisa Dufty...

South West Hospital and Health Service has joined government partners and other service providers in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017. Health Board Chair Jim McGowan says the South West HHS was strongly committed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples … [Read more...]

Music Fills the Air and Hearts

Westhaven drumming circle

A melody of beating drums, tapping toes and laughter is filling the hallways of Roma’s Westhaven Aged Care Facility, with a new musical activity proving popular. For the past few months residents with dementia have explored the rhythm of African drumming guided by Diversional Therapist’s Trish … [Read more...]

Second Chance for Roma Residents

Amy Smith and Rohan Ballon

If you’ve had it with dieting and counting calories but want to be more active and energetic, then get ready the SHAPE PROGRAM is about to roll on in Roma again. The 8-week program is scheduled to begin on July 12th. South West Hospital and Health Service Roma-based community nutritionists … [Read more...]

Teens Urged to Take Up Free Meningococcal Vaccine

meningococcal disease

Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick wants teenagers aged 15 to 19 from across the region to step up for a jab. He’s calling on our young people to front up for free vaccinations against four strains of meningococcal disease. The $6 million for a 12-month vaccination program, … [Read more...]

Walkin’ the Talk

Dirranbandi MPHS

Dirranbandi Multipurpose Health Service Enrolled Nurse Leon Brown is planning a long walk through the dark night to raise money for his hospital auxiliary. He will be undertaking a continuous 80 km journey from Dirranbandi to St George along the river road from 12 to 13 August and is seeking … [Read more...]

Knowing your numbers could save your life

blood pressure

The numbers are staggering. Almost 855,000 Queenslanders have high blood pressure and many don’t even know it. Throughout May and June, the Stroke Foundation is hosting Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check, offering free blood pressure checks across the country. Stroke Foundation … [Read more...]