Queensland Health has identified 10 people who have had contact with horses near Allora on the Southern Downs who were euthanased after contracting lyssavirus, a virus similar to rabies.
All directors – including South Burnett councillor Cheryl Dalton and Kingaroy businessman Terry Fleischfresser – have been reappointed to the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Board.
Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property on the Southern Downs after a horse tested positive to Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) – the first time that this has been recorded.
Kingaroy renal unit nurses will be getting behind Kidney Health Week (May 23–June 1) by dressing in red and inviting residents to learn more about kidney health at a special education morning tea.
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE has organised “Cook For Life” classes at Kingaroy and Cherbourg to encourage local residents to learn how to prepare quick, easy and healthy meals.
Almost seven years ago, a 25-year-old woman lay motionless in the back seat of a car at Cherbourg while her frantic partner tried to get help for her at Cherbourg Hospital.
The Federal Government will not force the South Burnett Regional Council to reintroduce fluoridation despite calls by a peak health group to do so.
Darling Downs South West Queensland (DDSWQ) Medicare Local is inviting health practitioners from across the South Burnett to attend a weekend of clinical education and networking at the “Healthy Connections” weekend in Highfields on May 11-12.
Cherbourg radio station 4UM (Us Mob) is stretching its reach, branching out into video production.
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) Board Chair Mr Mike Horan has presented 10 Kingaroy Hospital staff with certificates and badges in recognition of their long and dedicated service.
The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Board has given the go-ahead for more detailed plans to be drawn up for a makeover of Kingaroy Hospital’s cramped Emergency Section.
Benarkin mother Betty Day today presented Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington with a petition containing 1233 signatures seeking support for better mental health services in Queensland.
Patients with appointments to a range of public outpatient clinics in the South Burnett will receive SMS reminders of their appointment times from next month.
Meals on Wheels Kingaroy has hit the highway and is now supplying frozen meal deliveries to Yarraman, Blackbutt, Benarkin and beyond.
Groups that spread anti-vaccination messages should be stopped and “sanctioned”, the president of the Australian Medical Association Dr Steve Hambleton told reporters yesterday.
Friends, relatives, staff and former residents gathered at Farrhome recently for a farewell morning tea
Some new volunteers have joined Meals on Wheels Kingaroy which is boosting the morale of the group plus all the people throughout the South Burnett whom they assist with their friendly food service.
Five medical students who have signed up to take a “long look” at the South Burnett received a warm welcome at a community meet’n'greet held in Kingaroy this week.
Staff, former residents and their families of Farrhome Nursing Care Unit will gather to celebrate the wonderful memories, and friendships they have formed, with a special morning tea on Thursday, March 28.
The last resident at Kingaroy’s Farrhome aged care unit was transferred out of the facility yesterday which means the unit is now officially closed, more than 12 months ahead of the September 2014 deadline.