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$10,000 Rotary and Lioness donation benefits Longreach Hospital maternity

By |October 14th, 2016|

Photo: Longreach Hospital clinical midwives – from left – Mel Armbrister, Aleesha Tindall and Thami Sikwebu in the new-look birth suite in front of the feature wall. A combined $10,000 donation from the Longreach Rotary and Lioness clubs has helped give the Longreach Hospital’s birth suite a fresh new look. Each club raised $5000 towards [...]

Telehealth sessions to deliver information on lymphoedema

By |September 21st, 2016|

Photo supplied by Telehealth Services Queensland. Central West residents affected by lymphoedema can have access to regular group education sessions by telehealth wherever they live in the region. Central West Hospital and Health Service Occupational Therapist Georgia McCullagh said the hour-long sessions would be held on a quarterly schedule if there was sufficient interest. “We [...]

Tambo Trotters conquer Bridge to Brisbane

By |September 20th, 2016|

Photo supplied by: The Tambo Trotters The Tambo Trotters headed off to Brisbane at the end of August to tackle the 10 Kilometre Bridge to Brisbane walk to raise money for their nominated charity of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Months of crawling out of bed at 5.30am paid off as they set out with [...]

Central West Health gears up for Census 2016

By |August 1st, 2016|

Central West Hospital and Health Service staff are gearing up for the 2016 Census that will be held on 9 August. All adult residents of Australia, whether they are citizens or non-citizens, are required to complete a census form wherever they are located within Australian territory on the night of 9 August. Central West Health [...]

Central West Health pushes for more community engagement

By |July 19th, 2016|

Photo: Ms Jane Williams (Chair) © Central West Hospital and Health Service ~~~~~ “Either way, it is very important for us to hear what local communities think about their health services." - Ms Jane Williams (Chair) ~~~~~ The Central West Hospital and Health Service is mounting a push for more local residents to become involved [...]

Barcaldine MPHS Legionella result

By |July 15th, 2016|

Routine three-monthly water quality testing at Barcaldine Multipurpose Health Service has returned two positive results for Legionella bacteria. Central West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Michel Lok said immediate action had been taken to isolate two affected showers that tested positive. “When Barcaldine was last routinely tested three months ago, no positive results were [...]

Longreach Hospital Legionella result

By |July 14th, 2016|

Routine three-monthly water quality testing at Longreach Hospital has returned two further lowlevel positive results for Legionella bacteria. Central West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Michel Lok said immediate action had been taken to isolate two affected showers and ensure patients were not in contact with them. “We took similar action in March, when [...]

Community input to be sought for Boulia health centre refurbishment

By |July 14th, 2016|

Community consultation for the $2 million refurbishment of the Boulia Primary Health Care Centre will get under way in August. Central West Hospital and Health Board Chair Jane Williams said the input from the community would be used to develop options for the refurbishment. Ms Williams said Central West Health hoped to be able to [...]

Central West Hospital and Health Board Appointments

By |May 13th, 2016|

Back row (left to right): Mr Michel Lok, Ms Leisa Fraser, Dr Nikola Stepanov, Dr Clare Walker, Mr Peter Skewes. Front row (left to right): Mr William Ringrose, Ms Jane Williams (Chair), David Arnold, Ms Elizabeth Fraser.   The Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced the appointment of eight members to the board of the Central [...]

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