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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 [...]

Central West moves to sugar-free drinks by 1 July

By |June 5th, 2019|

All drinks sold at Central West Hospital and Health Service facilities will be sugar-free or healthier options. “Over the past few months, we have introduced a program to oversee the implementation of Queensland Health’s Healthier Drinks at Healthcare Facilities directive,’’ Central West Health Chief Executive Jane Hancock said.  The directive will become mandatory for all [...]

Early results from Longreach maternity survey highlight positive experiences

By |June 5th, 2019|

A survey of women who have used Longreach Hospital’s maternity service has shown overwhelming support for and satisfaction with the service. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Steven Miles said initial responses to the survey had highlighted just how well regarded the service was. The recently completed survey of women who had their babies while living [...]

Rehabilitation service for Central West residents celebrates 2nd anniversary

By |June 5th, 2019|

An innovative rehabilitation service supporting Central West residents has more than doubled the number of community-based places being accessed since starting two years ago. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Steven Miles said the innovative service at the Bolton Clarke Pioneers Retirement Community in Longreach was a partnership between the Central West Hospital and Health Service [...]

Battling obesity in the Central West

By |June 5th, 2019|

Central West health authorities are reminding local communities that unhealthy behaviours can lead to potentially preventable hospitalisations and premature death. The warning comes in the wake of a recently released report that shows 2 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 children in Queensland are considered overweight or obese. The Changes in weight status of [...]

Blackall Hospital Replacement Project

By |May 10th, 2019|

Image: Design impression - Blackall Hospital Replacement Project Project Summary A $17.9 million project to construct the new Blackall Hospital commenced in April 2019. The hospital design is a modular, single-level facility anchored around outdoor spaces. The new 10 bed facility features an administration area an accident and emergency area with ambulance bays, two resuscitation bays, multipurpose observation bays, short-stay areas [...]

Boulia Well-being Centre and Primary Healthcare Centre Replacement Project

By |May 10th, 2019|

Image: Design impression - Boulia Well-being Centre and Primary Healthcare Centre Project Project Summary A $7.24 million project to construct the new Boulia Well-being Centre and Primary Healthcare Centre commenced in early-April 2019. The project includes a three-module, interlinked building designed in an iconic Queenslander style. It features wide verandahs, a roof line that reflects the interlinking design [...]

Privacy Awareness Week 12-18 May

By |May 10th, 2019|

Central West Hospital and Health Service is committed to protecting the personal information we collect, hold and share under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act). Privacy Awareness Week is a great opportunity to think about the value of personal information and why it is worth protecting.  An effective way to achieve this is by raising privacy [...]

Longreach Hospital seeking feedback on its maternity services

By |May 7th, 2019|

Longreach Hospital is seeking feedback from Central West mothers on the hospital’s maternity services. A survey of women who had their babies while living in the Central West between 2014 and 2018 is about to enter its final week. Longreach Hospital Senior Medical Officer Dr Kirsty Symmons said the results of the survey would be [...]

Avoid the bite

By |May 7th, 2019|

Photo: Paul Florian, Queensland Public Health Unit Environmental Health Services Director. Recent rains in the Central West region have led to an upsurge in black fly and bush mosquito populations, public health authorities have warned. Central Queensland Public Health Unit Environmental Health Services Director Paul Florian said black flies – more commonly known as sandflies in [...]

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