Laugh Your Way to Better Health

Steve haddan

For men in South West Queensland there’s now a simple way to find good health. A Great Big Belly laugh is key it seems… And one of Australia’s funniest men is making his way to Injune, Roma, Surat and Mitchell this month and then Murweh next month to help blokes laugh their way to good … [Read more...]

Two-day workshop on personality disorder

borderline personality disorder

A two-day workshop will be held in Roma on 1–2 May to help participants understand and work safely with individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorders. South West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says borderline personality disorder (BPD) … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Strengthen Biosecurity


The five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry has been released and follows an independent review of Queensland’s Biosecurity Capability. Minister for agriculture Mark Furner says the … [Read more...]

Don’t Peak Too Soon with Flu Shots

flu shot

Queensland Health is advising that we need to ‘think’ through when we get our flu shots this year - It’s important, they say, to ensure we’re not racing in to grab a shot too early or that we don’t leave it too late. While Queensland Health is saying last year really did prove that it’s vitally … [Read more...]

New Docs Hit Our Towns

new doctors

There’s two new ones - One at Surat and One at St George, and these Doctors will soon will be taking up their appointments with the aim of building upon the existing medical services in the two towns. South West Hospital and Health Service Executive Director of Medical Services Dr Chris Buck … [Read more...]

Bone Up on Health


New Bone Dexa Screening Clinics are coming to Mitchell and Injune. The simple bone density scan is set to help Mitchell and Injune residents detect osteoporosis, a chronic disease which causes bones to become brittle, increasing the risk of fractures and the March visit is as a result of work … [Read more...]