Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders are being enlisted as flu fighters to help combat one of the State’s biggest flu seasons on record. Over the past week, an extra 4,749 flu cases have been identified in Queensland, bringing the 2017 total to 24,605. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick, says we now … [Read more...]

Flu Numbers Soar

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A continued spike in the number of confirmed influenza cases this year confirms that Queensland’s flu season has hit with a vengeance. Doctor Christopher Coulter, Medical Advisor for Infectious Diseases Communicable Diseases Branch, says the latest figures were the best reminder yet to practice … [Read more...]

Early Brain Trauma Treatment Call

Joint forces: Rural Doctors Association of Australia vice president John Hall, with Brendon Smith, whose son Braydon’s death was the motivation for The Great White Campaign and RDAQ Foundation director Michael Rice.

Imagine your 16-year-old son suffers a head injury in a rugby league game, you’re in regional Queensland, more than 550km from the nearest specialist centre in Brisbane, and the bleeding and pressure building on his brain is reaching critical levels. In regional setting, the person best … [Read more...]

Time for Teens to Roll Up Those Sleeves

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Public health authorities are urging South West residents to take advantage of an immunization program designed to protect teenagers from a rare but serious form of meningococcal disease. Darling Downs Public Health Unit Director Dr Penny Hutchinson said young people still had time to be … [Read more...]

Leahy Welcomes Federal Funding

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Member for Warrego Ann Leahy welcomed the Federal Coalition Government’s announcement of $1 million towards the much-needed Heart of Australia Truck, that provides specialist medical services including cardiology and respiratory medicine clinics to Dalby, St George, Charleville and Roma across her … [Read more...]

Heart Bus Gets a Heart Starter

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Seems some local arm twisting down Canberra way has worked a treat. The Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, joined the Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud, MP, and the founder of the Heart of Australia, Dr Rolf Gomes in Western Downs this week to announce $1 million … [Read more...]

Nurses and Midwives Play “Swapsie”

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Two nurses from St George and Dirranbandi are be the first to take part in a new Queensland Health real time training exercise that will see an exchange of personnel between city and regional hospitals. The program is designed to give nurses and midwives from across Queensland the chance to … [Read more...]

New Grants Available for Mental Health Week

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Grants totalling $85,000 are available to communities across the State to host Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events. Individual grants up to $2,500 are now open to local government, non-government and community groups hosting events and activities during QMHW, from 8-14 … [Read more...]

Flu Season – Getting Worse in the Region

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Well, it’s here and the latest figures show a consistent increase in flu notifications and percentage positive tests.   Executive Director of Queensland Health’s Communicable Diseases Branch Dr Sonya Bennett says there have been 10,831 flu notifications so far, this year and more expected … [Read more...]