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...]

New take on Sepsis Awareness

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On World Sepsis Day, Queensland Health is launching a new video series to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition. Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Division says the video series features four patients who have experienced … [Read more...]

Managing Diabetes

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Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are seeking people in regional and remote areas to take part in research project investigating how homes and communities cope with diabetes management. Researchers say the study involves volunteers responding to one SMS/Mobile text message or … [Read more...]

Mates in Construction

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced additional funding of $1 million to help Mates in Construction expand its suicide prevention program to rural and remote areas of the state. “We are committing $1 million over 12 months to help Mates to expand its suicide prevention services … [Read more...]

Have a Word with Your Local Speech Pathologists

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South West Hospital and Health Service speech pathologists are keen to get the word out about their services. The South West HHS employed six speech pathologists who delivered services right across the region. Speech Pathologist Bryanna Hall-Cronin says with Speech Pathology Week upon us … [Read more...]

Mental Health Support Welcomed

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AgForce has welcomed the Queensland Premier's announcement of funding for mental health and financial counselling services in drought-affected communities. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says drought declared and the prolonged nature of the drought is taking an enormous financial, emotional and … [Read more...]

Watch Your Mouth

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While it’s something parent or a teacher might say to an excited school child, we’re being given the warning from Queensland Health. They urge us all to watch for symptoms of oral, head and neck cancers during this, Dental Health Week. Queensland’s Chief Dental Officer Dr Mark Brown says the … [Read more...]

Successful tender announced for new Roma Hospital

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The main construction tender for the new $90.4 million Roma Hospital has been announced- Watpac Construction have been awarded the job. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Steven Miles says there had been considerable interest in the hospital’s construction tender. “The new Roma Hospital … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Wellness Program for Maranoa

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A new wellness program which aims to provide Maranoa women undergoing treatment for, or who have survived, breast cancer with important personal lifestyle strategies launches from next month. South West Hospital and Health Service McGrath Breast Care Nurse Lisa Bowman says the program was … [Read more...]