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...]

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...]