Oldies Not Heeding the Message

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A report out next month shows that melanoma rates in Queensland are the highest in the country and there’s big increases in cases within the older demographic. The latest data found in Queensland Health’s 2018 Health of Queensland Report, set to be released in a couple of weeks shows over the … [Read more...]

South West HHS Reflects on Successful Year

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The South West HHS 2017–18 annual report has been tabled in State Parliament and Hospital and Health Service Board Chair Jim McGowan says it has been a year of achievements in delivering a growing range of health services to local communities. “We will continue to work with our communities in the … [Read more...]

Walk Your Way to Health

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Want to feel stronger, more energetic and happier – well, forget the pills and potions and start walking. South West Hospital and Health Service Community Nutritionist Rohan Ballon says Walk at Work Week from 15–19 October was a great opportunity for all South West residents to take the first … [Read more...]

Site Announced for New Toowoomba Hospital

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The Baillie Henderson in Toowoomba North has been announced as the preferred site for a new Toowoomba Hospital. Today the State Government earmarked $9 million for the detailed design phase of the new project. Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk said the project's much needed. “The detailed … [Read more...]

Leaders Sought to Help Shape Local Health Services

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Queensland community leaders are urged to apply for upcoming Hospital and Health Board positions to help deliver high-quality public health services in their local regions. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles says there are a number of vacancies for chairs and members on 15 of … [Read more...]

Teens to line Up for Vaccine

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Free-of-Charge Vaccinations will be made available to teenagers aged between 14 to 19 for four strains of the deadly meningococcal disease under a new Federal Government program. The State Government has had a program in place since February 2017 for free vaccinations against the meningococcal A, … [Read more...]

New head doctor appointed for South West HHS

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Meet Dr Tim Smart…. He’s been appointed as the South West Hospital and Health Service’s new Executive Director of Medical Services. South West HHS Chief Executive Linda Patat says Dr Smart replaces Dr Chris Buck who had returned to Western Australia to pursue new career options. Dr Smart … [Read more...]

Men and Women Challenged to Pass the Pits

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Roma and Maranoa residents are being urged to pass the “pits” at the Roma Saleyards on 11 October to promote the idea of maintaining their bodies at optimum performance. South West Hospital and Health Service mental health Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says the Pit Stop … [Read more...]

Contaminated Strawberries

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The state health Department say their Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed … [Read more...]