Record health budget boost for Western Queensland

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This weeks’ State Budget will see a boost to South West HHS, with an increase of an increase of $8.2 million to its annual funding. The South West Hospital and Health Service caters for about 26,000 people over 319,000 square kilometres and will, this financial year have a budget of $149.9 … [Read more...]

Laugh Your Way to Better Health

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For bokes in South West Queensland there’s a new way to help you find your health mojo - Laugh your way to it. “Fellas” are being urged not to miss the chance to see one of Australia’s funniest men in action during his final tour for the innovative Health in Men (HIM) events, a new initiative … [Read more...]

Freemasons and Hospital Auxiliary Efforts in Vein

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Mitchell Multipurpose Health Service has a new portable vein finder device thanks to a partnership between the hospital auxiliary and the local Freemasons’ lodge. Mitchell MPHS Director of Nursing Kate Field says the hospital auxiliary had undertaken local fundraising activities and the … [Read more...]

Free mental health workshops


Half-day workshops to build community knowledge about mental health and well-being in rural and remote communities will be held at various locations in the Western Sector of the South West from mid-June. The workshops will be held at Eromanga, Adavale, Cooladdie, Wyandra, Eulo, Hungerford, … [Read more...]

Their Extraordinary Contribution Praised

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Health facilities across the South West celebrated International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day with special morning teas and lunches across last week. South West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Linda Patat says midwives and nurses in the South West were … [Read more...]

Palliative Care Week in the South West

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South West Queensland residents are being urged to document their future health care plans as part of Palliative Care Week which kicks off from this Sunday… (20 to 26 May). This year’s theme is ‘What Matters Most?’ which asks Australians to reflect on what would be most important to them if … [Read more...]

Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshops


One-day workshops to be held at St George and Roma next month will provide participants with essential skills to respond to drug and alcohol misuse issues. The two one-day Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshops are being delivered in a partnership between the South West Hospital and Health … [Read more...]

Trainees Gain Exposure to Future Careers

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The South West Hospital and Health Service is helping develop the next generation of local health workers by hosting eight full, part-time and school-based trainees this year. South West HHS Director of People and Culture Rob Mander says the health service had partnered with Golden West … [Read more...]

Muckadilla water currently offline

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Maranoa Regional Council advises all residents in Muckadilla that the town is currently experiencing a water interruption due the structural failure of the reservoir. Once restored, residents are advised to boil their tap water used for drinking until further notice. Council says the alert … [Read more...]