Heart of Australia Wins KAP Support

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is going to bat for more funding for the Heart of Australia Service which now needs a $4 million commitment. He’s now written to the Minister for Rural Health and the Minister for Health asking for much-needed funding to support the service … [Read more...]

Record Health budget for Region Health Services

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This week’s State Budget will deliver more than $801 million in healthcare across the towns and communities in the in the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service catchment. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles says it’s marked increase. “We’re investing an extra $15.9 … [Read more...]

Laugh Your Way to Better Health

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For bokes in South West Queensland there’s a new way to help you find your health mojo - Laugh your way to it. “Fellas” are being urged not to miss the chance to see one of Australia’s funniest men in action during his final tour for the innovative Health in Men (HIM) events, a new initiative … [Read more...]

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...]