New Deputy Board Chair in South West


Charleville resident Karen Tully has been appointed Deputy Board Chair of the South West Hospital and Health Board. South West Hospital and Health Board Chair Jim McGowan welcomed Ms Tully’s appointment saying it would further strengthen leadership and direction within the board. “Ms Tully has … [Read more...]



Maranoa Regional Council is hosting a Family Day Out on Saturday, 9 September at the Big Rig from 10am and it’s to raise awareness for R U OK Day and World Suicide Prevention Day. Councillor Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Events says it’s the perfect opportunity for the community to come … [Read more...]

Telepharmacy – Now Who Would Have thought

Charleville Pharmacist Mitchell Rigby providing a telepharmacy review (002)

Telehealth - we’ve gotten our heads around that but now we’ve got Telepharmacy. It’s being used to overcome the tyranny of distance for South West Hospital and Health Service patients requiring medication and prescriptions reviews. Patients in need of a medication review can visit their … [Read more...]

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders are being enlisted as flu fighters to help combat one of the State’s biggest flu seasons on record. Over the past week, an extra 4,749 flu cases have been identified in Queensland, bringing the 2017 total to 24,605. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick, says we now … [Read more...]

Survey Examines Roma’s Food Preferences

Go for Green (G4G) Healthy Choices

Roma residents are being asked to participate in a survey to gather information about their eating out habits and preferences. South West Hospital and Health Service Community Nutritionist Rohan Ballon said the information would be used to develop the Go for Green (G4G) Healthy Choices program in … [Read more...]

Deadly Thinking Workshop

Deadly Thinking

Two workshops designed to promote social and emotional well-being in Indigenous communities will be held in Roma and Mitchell in mid-September. South West Hospital and Health Service Indigenous Health Coordinator Rodney Landers says the two Deadly Thinking workshops also would address the issue … [Read more...]

Record number of Nursing Grads in Our Towns

SWHHS nurse graduates Stephanie Forster and Jasmine Furnell 1

A record number of nursing graduates have begun their careers with the South West Hospital and Health Service (South West HHS) this year, with 23 graduates commencing this week (17 August) and 16 graduates having started during the February intake. South West HHS Acting Executive Director of … [Read more...]

Flu Numbers Soar

woman with flu

A continued spike in the number of confirmed influenza cases this year confirms that Queensland’s flu season has hit with a vengeance. Doctor Christopher Coulter, Medical Advisor for Infectious Diseases Communicable Diseases Branch, says the latest figures were the best reminder yet to practice … [Read more...]

Early Brain Trauma Treatment Call

doctors and brains

Imagine your 16-year-old son suffers a head injury in a rugby league game, you’re in regional Queensland, more than 550km from the nearest specialist centre in Brisbane, and the bleeding and pressure building on his brain is reaching critical levels. In regional setting, the person best … [Read more...]