Goondiwindi Hospital Plays Host

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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

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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

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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?

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“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

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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...]

Leaders Sought to Help Shape Local Health Services

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Queensland community leaders are urged to apply for upcoming Hospital and Health Board positions to help deliver high-quality public health services in their local regions. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles says there are a number of vacancies for chairs and members on 15 of … [Read more...]

Teens to line Up for Vaccine

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Free-of-Charge Vaccinations will be made available to teenagers aged between 14 to 19 for four strains of the deadly meningococcal disease under a new Federal Government program. The State Government has had a program in place since February 2017 for free vaccinations against the meningococcal A, … [Read more...]