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New doctors and dentists welcomed to Central West

By |February 12th, 2018|

Six new senior doctors and two new dentists will be welcomed to the Central West this year. Central West Hospital and Health Service Executive Director of Medical Services Dr David Rimmer said the new doctors and dentists would be in place from early February. “The six new doctors will take our total senior medical establishment [...]

TB case in Central West

By |February 12th, 2018|

The Central West Hospital and Health Service is managing a case of tuberculosis (TB) in the region. The Barcaldine resident is currently being treated in isolation at Longreach Hospital. Central West Health Executive Director of Medical Services Dr David Rimmer said the patient would be able to return home to complete treatment, after completing initial [...]

13 new nursing and midwifery graduates to join Central West Health

By |February 12th, 2018|

Photo - Twelve of Central West Health’s 13 new nursing and midwifery graduate intake for February pose under one of Longreach Hospital’s iconic bottle trees: Back Row from left ­­– Imogen O’Dowd, Gabrielle Bill, Genevieve Free, Kiah Homan, Central West Health Acting Director of Nursing and Midwifery Jen Williams, Tessenna Dawson, Laura Wallwork, Tegan Searle, [...]

Telehealth service boost for Alpha, Jericho, Aramac and Muttaburra

By |January 23rd, 2018|

Photo: Jane Hancock, Central West Health Chief Executive Alpha, Jericho, Aramac and Muttaburra residents will have increased access to general practitioner medical services via telehealth technology at their local health facility from 29 January. Central West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Jane Hancock said the project to add GP consultations to the existing list [...]

Alpha MPHS clinical services

By |January 23rd, 2018|

Photo: Alpha Hospital (side view) Alpha and the surrounding community enjoy a wide range of high-quality health services, including regular doctor clinics, delivered through their new multipurpose health service. The doctor’s clinic is available three full days every week, with a senior doctor from Barcaldine attending the Alpha Multipurpose Health Service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. [...]

Don’t let the pressure of Christmas get on top of you

By |January 23rd, 2018|

Photo: Jamie Small, Central West Health Regional Adversity Integrated Care Clinician (Psychologist) For some people, Christmas can be stressful. The Christmas holidays are a happy and joyful occasion for most people but for some it can be a worrying and even depressing time. Central West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Jamie Small said [...]

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 [...]

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