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Don’t take a fall

By |August 14th, 2019|

Image: Central West Health physiotherapist Richard Harris. Every day, more than 130 older Queenslanders have a fall requiring medical attention, even though falls are mostly preventable. Central West Hospital and Health Service physiotherapist Richard Harris said falls were the top reason for injury-related hospitalisations in over-65s. “But there is no reason to fall victim to [...]

Outback bubs initiative helping Central West families

By |August 6th, 2019|

Image: Central West Health Allied Health Team Leader Liz McDonald – left – and Social Worker Kathryn Willett, with one of the Outback Bub packs. A baby hamper initiative by Central West Hospital and Health Service is proving a blessing for families experiencing personal crises across the region. Project coordinator and Social Worker Kathryn Willett [...]

Longreach Primary Care Clinic – August opening times

By |July 31st, 2019|

The Longreach Primary Care Clinic on the lower floor of the Iningai Health Arcade will be open at the following times during August 2019: Friday 2 August (8.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm) Monday 5 August (8.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm) Thursday 8 August (8.30am to 12.00pm) Friday 9 August (8.30am to [...]

Avoid the flu and get vaccinated

By |July 31st, 2019|

Image: vaccination Central West residents are being urged to get their flu jabs this year and help avoid falling sick or infecting others, as flu numbers continue to rise. Central Queensland Public Health Unit Director Dr Gulam Khandaker said 61 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza had been notified in the Central West region so far this [...]

New Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health unit to help improve health outcomes

By |July 11th, 2019|

Photo: Dr Derek Chong joined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit team members at the Longreach Hospital NAIDOC week celebration. From left: Ronell Patuwai, Brandon Graham, Patricia Brotherton, Karen Mills, Cheryl Hooper, Dr Derek Chong and Kerry Thompson. Central West Hospital and Health Service has announced the formation of a new Aboriginal and Torres [...]

Boulia Well-being Centre and Primary Healthcare Centre Replacement Project Update

By |July 11th, 2019|

Photo: Concrete piers installed and ready for subfloor works and trenching for cabling Works are progressing well on the Boulia Well-being Centre and Primary Healthcare Centre Replacement Project, with significant changes onsite including: Concrete piers are installed and preparations are underway to start subfloor structural works Trenching is complete for data and communication services Offsite, prefabricated [...]

Enjoy the Outback but remember your meds

By |July 3rd, 2019|

Photo: Birdsville Primary Health Centre Director of Nursing Jess O’Dea. Thousands of visitors heading to popular outback tourist events in remote Central Western communities in coming months are being reminded to carry adequate stocks of their usual prescription medications. Birdsville Primary Health Centre Director of Nursing Jess O’Dea said visitors to the far western regions should [...]

Helping patients navigate the health system

By |July 3rd, 2019|

Photo: Clocking up the kilometres: Central West Hospital and Health Service Nurse Navigator Simone Champion. Often, the health system can be a complex and challenging system for people to navigate. This can become even harder when poor health occurs or when having to leave home for care is required. It can make balancing the demands of [...]

Taking care of loved ones through their final stages

By |July 3rd, 2019|

Photo: Central West Hospital and Health Service Acting General Manager Primary Health Care Jen Williams. No one much likes to talk about it but end of life is something that every single one of us will experience, both personally and with loved ones. For Longreach’s Roach family, when husband and father Brian died in April, he [...]

New screening equipment to support healthy pregnancy

By |June 5th, 2019|

Photo:  Longreach Hospital midwives Peace TeKani – left – and Jane Tapper with the carbon monoxide screening Smokerlyzer. Carbon monoxide screening equipment is being introduced in the Longreach Hospital Maternity Unit to support a state-wide healthy pregnancy pilot program. Central West Health Maternal and Child Health Services Manager Deirdre Murphy said the Get Healthy in [...]

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