Access to Specialists is Key in Regional Health Care


Goondiwindi’s Meditrans service has successfully completed its 12-month trial period and is proving to be more popular than ever. Meditrans’ success means that many local patients are now able to attend the specialist care they might not otherwise have received. Goondiwindi Regional Council’s … [Read more...]

Mobile breast screen service coming to Goondiwindi


Women from the Goondiwindi area are encouraged to get a free mammogram while the mobile breast screen van is in town from next month. The mobile service will operate from Goondiwindi Hospital from 5 February until 15 March. BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service health promotion officer … [Read more...]

Goondiwindi Hospital Plays Host


For the first time, Goondiwindi Hospital has hosted a group of third year medical students from the University of Queensland for a week of hands-on activities and it has been a busy week for the team showing the students the ropes. A number of Goondiwindi health care workers including nurse … [Read more...]

Summer Flu Bites Hard – ‘Top Up’ vaccinations


A summer flu resurgence continues to sweep across the state, according to health experts with the number of confirmed cases in December as high of what we saw during the peak of the 2018 influenza epidemic. There’s been 1950 ‘official’ flu notifications in Queensland in December 2018. … [Read more...]

Extreme Weather & Asthma


Asthma Australia has launched a new campaign that is offering support and information to Australians to Breathe Better in Extreme Weather, recognising the impact severe weather can have on people with asthma. By following six key steps, The Breathe Better in Extreme Weather campaign highlights … [Read more...]

International Health Training Comes to the Region

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Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) will bring international standard training to health professionals across the South West and Darling Downs at two three-day intensive education events. Known as EHPIC (Educating Health Professionals in Interprofessional Care), the training encourages … [Read more...]

Should we tax red meat to save our health?


“If other countries want to follow this madness and tax meat good luck to them but it won’t happen here.”… That’s the final word on the issue from Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud who has hit back at calls from academics to tax red meat. The ‘idea’ of taxing red meat came from … [Read more...]

Oldies Not Heeding the Message

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A report out next month shows that melanoma rates in Queensland are the highest in the country and there’s big increases in cases within the older demographic. The latest data found in Queensland Health’s 2018 Health of Queensland Report, set to be released in a couple of weeks shows over the … [Read more...]

Site Announced for New Toowoomba Hospital


The Baillie Henderson in Toowoomba North has been announced as the preferred site for a new Toowoomba Hospital. Today the State Government earmarked $9 million for the detailed design phase of the new project. Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk said the project's much needed. “The detailed … [Read more...]