Queensland Rural Health Begins A Journey

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Moving to increase numbers of rural health professionals in Our Towns is the key objective of a newly formed federally-funded entity, Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH), has begun work. SQRH will cover a vast geographical area of approximately 400,000 square kilometres - from the Lockyer … [Read more...]

Don’t Peak Too Soon with Flu Shots

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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...]

Below the Bump – Always

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Seems there’s an increasing worry for pregnant women across the region - They’re not wearing seat belts properly in cars. Queensland Health Clinical Excellence Division Medical Lead Associate Professor Rebecca Kimble says that latest data shows many pregnant women in Queensland are either not … [Read more...]

Doctors Warn of Mental Health Crisis

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There’s a timely warning for regional Queensland from the Royal Flying Doctor Service-Mental health in rural and remote areas is in crisis. Chief executive Martin Laverty says that while the service provided mental health counselling to 24,500 people last year, country Australians see mental … [Read more...]

Local Drug Action Team Applications Open

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Applications are now open for the third round of the Federal Government’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The funding aims to help bring the community together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol in their … [Read more...]

Watch for Heat Stress

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With temperatures now expected to be in the high 30’s and to climb daily now into the mid to high 40’s up to and including Christmas Day, Doctors are warning us all to watch for heat stress. Heat-related conditions kill around 500 Australians each year – making heatwaves far deadlier than … [Read more...]