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Generous donation to Winton MPHS helping families

By |August 7th, 2017|

Photo: Winton MPHS nursing staff Kylie Ludwick – left – and Rebecca Moore, with Paul Neilsen and the donated smart TV and sound bar on the wall behind them. A generous bequest on behalf of a local family has been bringing joy and comfort to patients and their families at Winton Multipurpose Health Service. When [...]

Check out how alcohol could affect you

By |August 7th, 2017|

Photo: Central West Health Acting General Manager Primary Health Care Deirdre Murphy tries on the distortion goggles while holding a couple of the educational wine and champagne glasses indicating the correct volumes of standard drinks. Central West residents interested in seeing how alcohol can affect them can do so thanks to a new health service [...]

Central West Health board member appointed to role of Queensland Integrity Commissioner

By |August 1st, 2017|

Photo: Dr Nikola Stepanov Central West Hospital and Health Board Chair Jane Williams has congratulated fellow board member Dr Nikola Stepanov on her appointment as Queensland’s Integrity Commissioner. Dr Stepanov has been a member of the Central West Hospital and Health Service Board since her appointment in May 2016 and has now resigned effective from [...]

Queensland Mental Health Commission launches new social media campaign

By |July 7th, 2017|

Queensland’s Mental Health Commission has launched a new social media campaign with a 100-day countdown that delivers 100 ways to better mental health and wellbeing. Read the full release here.

Work on new Aramac PHCC starts this week

By |July 3rd, 2017|

Work on the new $3.1 million Aramac Primary Healthcare Centre will start this week following the successful removal of asbestos-containing material from the work site. Central West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Jane Hancock said the asbestos remediation works on the new health facility site had been completed sooner than expected. “This is exciting [...]

Second group of nurse graduates join Central West

By |June 26th, 2017|

A second group of eight new nurse graduates will begin work with the Central West Hospital and Health Service on 3 July. The eight are the last of 16 new nurse graduates joining Central West Health this year. The first group of eight started their careers in the region in February. Central West Health Executive [...]

Access to female GP clinics transition to Central West Health

By |June 19th, 2017|

The Central West Hospital and Health Service formally will begin delivering female GP medical clinic services across the region from 1 July. Chief Executive Jane Hancock said Central West Health recognised the historical importance of the clinics and was committed to continuing the service previously delivered by doctors Louise Russell and Simone Peacock over the [...]

State-wide mental health support line available in Central West

By |June 5th, 2017|

Photo: Jamie Small (Central West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator). Central West residents now have access to 24-hour mental health support through an all-hours phone line. Central West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Jamie Small said the health service had joined the state-wide 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 2255) service. “Any [...]

Second stage of Longreach Hospital upgrade under way

By |May 24th, 2017|

Work on the second stage of the $8.5 million upgrading works at Longreach Hospital has started. Central West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Jane Hancock said the first stage of the works had involved mechanical and air-conditioning upgrades to the first floor of the northern end of the hospital. “This work also involved upgrading [...]

BreastScreen Qld mobile van sees nearly 400 women at Longreach

By |May 24th, 2017|

BreastScreen Queensland’s state-of the-art mobile screening van has wrapped up a successful visit to Longreach with a total of 388 women booked in for free breast screens. BreastScreen Queensland Rockhampton Service Clinical Director Dr Lea Kleinschmidt said the Longreach visit would end on 26 May, with the van relocating to Winton from 30 May to [...]

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