Cheers for Chair

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Thanks to community support, Wallumbilla Community Clinic has acquired a new remote-controlled examination chair to help in the management of patients who are elderly or mobility impaired. The new $7,500 piece of equipment was made possible thanks to the support and fundraising efforts of the … [Read more...]

New Ultrasound for Injune after Cunnamulla Trial

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A new ultrasound machine has been delivered to the Injune Multipurpose Health Service as part of a program to give local doctors improved emergency assessment tools. South West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Linda Patat says the new $60,000 ultrasound was part of a health … [Read more...]

Alert – Frozen Food Recall


The Threat of Listeria is behind the recall by authorities of nine frozen food products, following an outbreak in Europe. The range of frozen corn, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables have been pulled from shelves at IGA, Aldi and Woolworths and include the brands Black and Gold, Bell Farms, … [Read more...]

Survey for Sweeties

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If you have a taste for things sweet, or even if you don’t, the Queensland Cancer Council and Heart Foundation wants to hear from you. They’ve joined forces to conduct a state-wide survey asking us to tell them what we think about sugar-sweetened beverages. The Everyday Health Survey: … [Read more...]

Blood Runs Dry

blood van

Red Cross Blood Bank says there’s a critical shortage of O-negative blood and it’s Australia wide. They’re appealing for donors to come forward. Spokesman Shaun Inguanzo says the blood service is urging people with O-negative blood to donate as its reserves dip to just two days' … [Read more...]



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture will be celebrated across the South West Hospital and Health Service with a range of NAIDOC Week activities from 8–15 July. South West HHS Chief Executive Linda Patat says Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities represented about 13.7 % of … [Read more...]

Free Rural Minds Mental Health Workshops


Half-day Rural Minds workshops to build community knowledge about mental health and well-being in rural and remote communities will be held at Roma and St George in late July. The free workshops are being delivered by Rural and Remote Mental Health, with the support of the South West Hospital and … [Read more...]

Health Service – The Next 4 Years


The South West Hospital and Health Service has set its priorities for the next four years with the release of its 2018–2022 Strategic Plan. South West Hospital and Health Board Chair Jim McGowan says the aim is for the service to become a national leader in the delivery of health services to … [Read more...]

Heart of Australia Wins KAP Support

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is going to bat for more funding for the Heart of Australia Service which now needs a $4 million commitment. He’s now written to the Minister for Rural Health and the Minister for Health asking for much-needed funding to support the service … [Read more...]