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New CEO At PHN

New CEO At PHN

The former Deputy Director-General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has been appointed CEO of the Darling Downs West Moreton Primary Health Network.

Two Impressive Women Drop In

Two Impressive Women Drop In

Kingaroy played host to two special visitors on Monday evening … champion beach volleyballer Taliqua Clancy and mining magnate Gina Rinehart, the patron of Volleyball Australia.

Crafty Gifts For Hospital Kids

Crafty Gifts For Hospital Kids

The clever ladies at the Cooinda Craft Group have been at it again … this time making more than 40 toys for babies and children at Kingaroy Hospital.

Drug And Alcohol Services Flourish

Drug And Alcohol Services Flourish

A new alcohol and drug support program, known as Flourish, has been launched in Kingaroy as the result of a drugs forum held in the town in June.

Drones And Hospitals Don’t Mix

Drones And Hospitals Don’t Mix

Queensland Health has launched a campaign to remind adults and children that drones must not be flown near hospitals.

Christmas Gifts From Ulysses Club

Christmas Gifts From Ulysses Club

A year’s worth of sausage sizzles has led to some nice Christmas presents for three not-for-profit groups

Check-Up Keeps Pets Healthy

Check-Up Keeps Pets Healthy

A program in Cherbourg aimed at creating a healthier community by improving the health of family pets has been hailed a success by the Darling Downs Public Health Unit.

Soil Testing To Start At Hospital

Soil Testing To Start At Hospital

The new Kingaroy Hospital moved a tiny step closer on Friday with the closure of tenders for soil testing at the hospital site.

$500 Boost For Hospital Appeal

$500 Boost For Hospital Appeal

Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary’s fundraising appeal to buy an ultrasound machine has received a boost thanks to a $500 donation from the Kingaroy Quota Club.

$20,000 Makeover For Community Hall

$20,000 Makeover For Community Hall

The community hall at SBcare in Kingaroy will receive a much-needed makeover thanks to $20,000 funding from the Federal Government.

Doctors Tell Codeine Users: Get Help Now

Doctors Tell Codeine Users: Get Help Now

Queenslanders who regularly use over-the-counter codeine medicines for pain relief are being urged to see their GP as soon as possible.

Palliative Care Unit Re-Opens

Palliative Care Unit Re-Opens

The old Palliative Care Unit was officially re-opened at Kingaroy’s Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Private Hospital on Monday.

LNP Promises $50,000 For Hospital

LNP Promises $50,000 For Hospital

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says a future LNP Government would provide $50,000 to the Emergency Department at Kingaroy Hospital to buy much-needed equipment.

LNP Promises $400,000 For Clubhouse

LNP Promises $400,000 For Clubhouse

A key LNP election promise from the last State Election campaign – to help support South Burnett people with a mental illness reconnect with the community – has been revived for this campaign, with a more generous proposal for funding.

Doctors Press For Better Deal For Bush

Doctors Press For Better Deal For Bush

Doctors are urging whichever party wins the State Election to deliver a fairer deal for patients and medical professionals regional areas.

MP Praises Mental Health Initiative

MP Praises Mental Health Initiative

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has praised a new telehealth initiative introduced on November 1 and available to all South Burnett residents.

Thinking Pink Could Save Lives

Thinking Pink Could Save Lives

Every year a small field of pink ladies appears on the Kingaroy Town Hall Forecourt lawn, accompanied by a group of women also wearing pink.

ALP Promises More Nurses

ALP Promises More Nurses

The ALP has promised to hire 180 more nurses in the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Services region – the region which includes all South Burnett hospitals – if they are re-elected at the upcoming State election.

Waiting Lists ‘Skyrocketing’: MP

Waiting Lists ‘Skyrocketing’: MP

Nanango MP Deb Frecklington is angry about a huge blowout in the Kingaroy Dental Clinic’s waiting list

Free Flu Vaccine For Under 5s

Free Flu Vaccine For Under 5s

The State Government will invest $1 million to provide free flu vaccinations for children aged up to five

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