Teens Urged to Take Up Free Meningococcal Vaccine

meningococcal disease

Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick wants teenagers aged 15 to 19 from across the region to step up for a jab. He’s calling on our young people to front up for free vaccinations against four strains of meningococcal disease. The $6 million for a 12-month vaccination program, … [Read more...]

Walkin’ the Talk

Dirranbandi MPHS

Dirranbandi Multipurpose Health Service Enrolled Nurse Leon Brown is planning a long walk through the dark night to raise money for his hospital auxiliary. He will be undertaking a continuous 80 km journey from Dirranbandi to St George along the river road from 12 to 13 August and is seeking … [Read more...]

Farmers urged to Gear Up to Save Lives

life-saving defibrillator

St John Ambulance Queensland and AgForce are joining together to urge all Queensland farmers to have a life-saving defibrillator on their farms to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. St John Ambulance (Qld) CEO Alex Hutton says Heart disease is Australia's No.1 killer and it takes a … [Read more...]

Knowing your numbers could save your life

blood pressure

The numbers are staggering. Almost 855,000 Queenslanders have high blood pressure and many don’t even know it. Throughout May and June, the Stroke Foundation is hosting Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check, offering free blood pressure checks across the country. Stroke Foundation … [Read more...]

Spread the Facts, Not the Flu

woman with flu

Queensland Health is urging Queenslanders to get serious about protecting themselves, their loved ones and anyone else they come into contact with against the flu. The ‘Spread the facts, not the flu’ campaign, has been launched this week across the regions and Queensland’s Acting Chief Health … [Read more...]