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Free Wi-Fi rolled out to Central West Health facilities

By |February 26th, 2019|

Central West Hospital and Health Service hospitals and primary health centres now have access to free Wi-Fi. Central West Health Chief Executive Jane Hancock said the last remaining facilities had now been hooked up. “Longreach Hospital has had free Wi-Fi for about two years and health facilities in the Western Corridor – Boulia, Bedourie, Birdsville, [...]

Hand-made quilts a memento of birthing experience

By |February 26th, 2019|

Photo: Longreach Hospital Midwife Belinda Hudson with one of the Mad Outback Quilters’ hand-made baby quilts. Women giving birth at Longreach Hospital will be taking more than their new baby back home when they leave. Thanks to generous support from the Longreach Lioness Club and the Mad Outback Quilters group, each mum will also be [...]

Equipment donation helps babies with jaundice

By |February 26th, 2019|

Photo: Central West Hospital and Health Service Midwives install the new Bilisoft Bed at the Longreach Hospital National charity the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has provided the Longreach Hospital with two specialised pieces of equipment for babies with jaundice. Central West Health Maternal and Child Health Services Manager Deirdre Murphy said the foundation had donated a [...]

Block the black flies

By |February 26th, 2019|

Black flies could emerge in plague proportions and with a vengeance once current flood and ground water started to recede, public health authorities warn. Central Queensland Public Health Unit Environmental Health Services Director Paul Florian said black flies – also known as a buffalo gnat – were aggressive biters found in areas around streams and [...]

8 new nurse graduates to join Central West Health

By |February 26th, 2019|

Photo: LtoR Ayesha Willrath, Alison Daly, Mitchell Ball, Paige Warn, Hannah Hopper, Ivy Bourke, Adam Syson, Tiffany Williams. Eight new nurse graduates will start their careers with the Central West Hospital and Health Service from 4 February. Central West Health Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Lorraine Mathison said the health service also expected to take [...]

New doctors joining Central West

By |February 26th, 2019|

Photo: Dr David Rimmer, Executive Director Medical Services. Six new doctors 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 would be in place progressively during the first quarter of the year. “The six new doctors will [...]

How to make and keep a good New Year’s resolution

By |January 4th, 2019|

When the New Year rolls around, many people start with great intentions to embark upon a healthier lifestyle –then quickly give up on their goals. But never fear, Central West Hospital and Health Service Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator Lauren Walker has some tips to avoid falling into that New Year trap. “The first step, or course, [...]

Central West Hospital and Health Service – Christmas and New Year adjusted hours of operation

By |December 14th, 2018|

Central West Hospital and Health Service hospitals and primary health care centres will have adjusted hours of operation in place over the Christmas and New Year break. However, adjusted hours will have NO impact on hospital emergency departments, emergency surgery, inpatient wards or pathology activity. These services will continue to operate as normal throughout the [...]

Mental health support available 24/7 throughout festive period

By |December 14th, 2018|

Photo: Jamie Small, Central West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator. Although the Christmas holidays are often a happy and joyful time, they can actually be a distressing period for many people. Central West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Jamie Small said the expense, pressures and expectations of the festive season could make [...]

Tele-chemotherapy services commence at Longreach Hospital

By |December 13th, 2018|

Photo: Preparing for the first chemotherapy treatment via telehealth technology at the Longreach Hospital – from left – patient and Longreach resident Sharon Rose, with Longreach Hospital staff Shannon Bedford, Irene Scott, Anouk Jaaniste and Louise Poole. On the telehealth monitor are Kylie Hilford – left – and Dr Melissa Eastgate from Royal Brisbane and Women’s [...]

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