Doc’s in Town


Doctors training to specialize as rural generalist practitioners gathered in Roma this week for a three-day skills development workshop. South West Hospital and Health Service Executive Director of Medical Services Dr Chris Buck says the health service is hosting more than 30 participants in … [Read more...]

Putting A Foot Forward?

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Increased numbers of South West residents have been putting their feet right in it thanks to the growing popularity of a locally-delivered podiatry assistant service.     The service is delivered from Roma, Charleville and St George hospitals and at outreach clinics in smaller … [Read more...]

Great Food – Now That’s Sick!!

Toni Cant-roma cook

Whoever still believes that hospital food is rubbish hasn’t been to South West Health Facilities for a while.   The SWHHS has just introduced a new four-week cyclical menu that’s taken more than two years to develop and it’s not only winning high praise for being, well, yummy- It’s … [Read more...]

$30M Infrastructure Flow


A Buoyant Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham is singing the State Governments’ commitment to regions with what he says is more than $30 million in critical projects now underway across the regions as the State partners with local councils for projects from Eromanga to … [Read more...]

‘Cultivating Confident Women’


Now more than ever it is important to celebrate the role of women in rural, regional and remote Australia and “cultivating Confident Women” is the theme for what is shaping up to be a watershed event for Queensland women from these communities. Women from across Queensland are heading to the … [Read more...]

How Well is Our Wellbeing?

well-being survey

The release this week of the latest Regional Wellbeing Survey highlights the astounding reliance of our communities in regional and remote Queensland. The Regional Wellbeing Survey, now in its 4th year, is undertaken by key researchers headed by the University of Canberra. It examines the … [Read more...]