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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 [...]

Panda Warmer joins Longreach Hospital maternity unit

By |April 18th, 2019|

Photo: Longreach Hospital Clinical Midwives Belinda Hudson – left – and Josephine O’Rourke inspect the newly-arrived Panda Warmer. National charity the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has provided the Longreach Hospital with a portable baby resuscitation unit to add to its stock of specialised maternity services equipment. Central West Health Maternal and Child Health Services Manager Deirdre Murphy [...]

NQ Connect – Flood Support

By |April 10th, 2019|

1300 059 625 Residents in the Central West region now have access to a free mental health support service, as part of an alliance between Western Queensland Flood Alliance Response, Royal Flying Doctors' Service and Primary Health Networks. Callers will be connected directly to mental health clinicians. Phone lines are open 24/7.

Bears of Hope donation in honour of Oliver Topham

By |April 2nd, 2019|

Photo: Cuddle cot plaque donated by Bears of Hope in honour of Oliver Topham.

Cuddle cot donation to Longreach Hospital maternity unit

By |April 2nd, 2019|

Photo: The cuddle cot donated by the Topham family to Longreach Hospital maternity unit. A generous donation has provided Longreach Hospital’s maternity unit with a cuddle cot to help support families who experience the loss of their baby. Longreach Hospital Maternal and Child Health Manager Deirdre Murphy said the Topham family had donated the cuddle [...]

Survey – Maternity Services

By |March 18th, 2019|

  Central West Hospital and Health Service is conducting a survey about your experience of the maternity care you received. The survey is available online (please click on the green button) and in print from your local GP or Primary Health Clinic.  The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and closes on Sunday 12 [...]

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