Our Towns & Access to Services

Report card F

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) latest Small Towns Report Card – scoring access to psychologists, preschool teachers and dentists an “F”. The Report Card ranks how communities have fared with the provision of access to 10 essential professionals for residents living in small towns across … [Read more...]

Just How Are We Doing

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Are we healthy or unhealthy bunch? That’s the question all Queenslanders are being asked a long with a few more as we all get to have a say in one of the State’s largest healthcare surveys. All Queenslanders are invited to take part in CheckUP’s state-wide healthcare survey, which is now … [Read more...]

Kids Under Five to Get Free Flu Jab

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After the worst flu season in recent years, the Queensland Government has announced a new vaccination program for children aged six months to five years old. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick says up to 300,000 children across Queensland would be eligible for a free flu … [Read more...]

Have Your Final Say

end of life

The vexatious issue about people’s wishes at the end of their lives is being placed on the agenda by Queensland Health. The Department has launched a campaign encouraging people to have a conversation about their wishes at the end of life. Deputy Director-General of the Clinical Excellence … [Read more...]

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders Enlisted to Fight Flu

Queenslanders are being enlisted as flu fighters to help combat one of the State’s biggest flu seasons on record. Over the past week, an extra 4,749 flu cases have been identified in Queensland, bringing the 2017 total to 24,605. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick, says we now … [Read more...]

Flu Numbers Soar

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A continued spike in the number of confirmed influenza cases this year confirms that Queensland’s flu season has hit with a vengeance. Doctor Christopher Coulter, Medical Advisor for Infectious Diseases Communicable Diseases Branch, says the latest figures were the best reminder yet to practice … [Read more...]

Early Brain Trauma Treatment Call

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Imagine your 16-year-old son suffers a head injury in a rugby league game, you’re in regional Queensland, more than 550km from the nearest specialist centre in Brisbane, and the bleeding and pressure building on his brain is reaching critical levels. In regional setting, the person best … [Read more...]