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Roadshow to deliver pain management information

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo - Steve Cadell, Rehabilitation Service Team Leader, Central West Hospital and Health Service. Members of the public and health care workers in the Central West will gain insight into the latest pain management techniques and services during a three-day specialist roadshow in mid-June. Members of the State-wide Persistent Pain Management Clinical Network will deliver [...]

Alpha Auxiliary donates $30,000 for patient care

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo - Alpha Hospital and Multipurpose Health Service - side view. A $30,000 donation from the Alpha Healthcare Auxiliary has allowed the Alpha Multipurpose Health Service to buy several additional items for the comfort and convenience of patients and aged care residents. Central West Hospital and Health Service Acting Chief Executive Craig Carey said the [...]

Avoid the flu and get vaccinated

By |May 6th, 2018|

Central West residents are being urged to get their flu jabs this year and avoid becoming part of the annual influenza statistics. Central West Hospital and Health Service Acting Executive Director of Medical Services Dr David Walker said the region already had recorded 4 confirmed cases of influenza so far this year. “But at this [...]

From Wagglebum to a 21st Century facility

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo RtoL - Jean Williams, former Alpha Hospital Matron, accepting the Jean Williams Community Meeting Room dedication plaque from Jane Williams, Board Chair, Central West Hospital and Health Service. When former Alpha Hospital Matron Jean Williams first started work there in May 1975, a dog named Wagglebum used to wander the wards and corridors. It [...]

Open day to showcase new Aramac Primary Health Centre

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo - Aramac residents had a sneak peek of their new $4.1 million primary health centre at an open day on 24 April.

Water quality testing in the Central West

By |May 6th, 2018|

Positive results for Legionella bacteria have been recorded at three Central West Health inpatient facilities during routine quarterly water quality testing for the first quarter of the year. Central West Health Chief Executive Jane Hancock said the three facilities affected were the Alpha and Barcaldine multipurpose health services (MPHS) and Blackall Hospital. “Longreach Hospital and [...]

Stop insects from getting the bite on you

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo - Paul Florian, Central Queensland Public Health Unit Environmental Health Services Director. Low-level flooding from recent rainfall in the Central West region could result in increased numbers of biting insects, particularly mosquitos and blackflies. Central Queensland Public Health Unit Environmental Health Services Director Paul Florian said local residents should take protective measures to avoid [...]

Academic titles conferred on Central West clinicians

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo LtoR -   Dr Guru Shanmuga, Adult Mental Health Clinician and  Jamie Small, Central West Regional Adversity Coordinator both received Adjunct Lecturer titles with JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.

Academic titles conferred on Central West clinicians

By |May 6th, 2018|

Photo - Andrew Cameron, Central West Health  joint Director of Nursing at Diamantina Health Service. Three Central West Health clinicians recently received academic titles from the universities of Queensland and James Cook. Diamantina Health Service joint Director of Nursing Andrew Cameron has received the title of Senior Lecturer from the University of Queensland. Central West Regional [...]

Telehealth helps Central West doctors deliver clinics despite road closures

By |March 7th, 2018|

Photo - Barcaldine Multipurpose Health Service Senior Medical Officer Dr Vijay Kopparthi, who cannot access some of his visiting clinic sites due to road closures, uses telehealth technology to hold a routine consultation with patient Patricia Little at Aramac. Central West Health doctors are using telehealth to continue delivering medical clinics to regional communities affected [...]

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