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Mental health forum to help you look after your mates

By |September 21st, 2017|

Photo: Look After Your Mates organising committee: From left – David Kerrigan (Central West Health), Leanne Fawcett (Lives Lived Well), Sharon Varela (James Cook University, Centre for Rural and Remote Health), Deirdre Murphy (Central West Health), Jim Egan (President RSL Subbranch Longreach and Convenor), Inspector Mark Henderson (Queensland Police Service), Jamie Small (Central West Health) and [...]

Central West men and women challenged to pass the pits

By |August 18th, 2017|

Photo: Dave Kerrigan demonstrating the health check. Men and women attending the Westech Barcaldine Field Days on 12–13 September will be challenged to pass the “pits’’ to promote the idea of maintaining their bodies at optimum performance. Central West Hospital and Health Service Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordinator David Kerrigan said the Pit Stop concept [...]

Stage 2 works at Longreach Hospital extended

By |August 17th, 2017|

Work on the $8.5 million upgrading of Longreach Hospital continues to progress, with the completion date for Stage 2 extended to allow for some additional modifications. Central West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Jane Hancock said Stage 2 now was expected to be completed in late December, rather than September as previously expected. “Our [...]

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 [...]

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