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Indigenous Help Ahead Of NDIS

Indigenous Help Ahead Of NDIS

The State Government has launched a project to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability living in south-east Queensland access the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Patient Subsidy Delays ‘Unacceptable’

Patient Subsidy Delays ‘Unacceptable’

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says people in the South Burnett are still waiting three months or more for their Patient Travel Subsidy (PTSS) claims to be reimbursed.

Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free flu shots are now available for community members most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season.

Grant To Help Hospital Auxiliary

Grant To Help Hospital Auxiliary

Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary has received a $250 “Local Hero” grant from Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington, one of four groups to be supported in the latest round of the local scheme.

Belt Up Below The Bump

Belt Up Below The Bump

New Queensland Health data shows many pregnant women are not wearing their seat belts correctly, or are scared to wear them altogether.

Hospitals Still Working To Close The Gap

Hospitals Still Working To Close The Gap

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Dr Peter Gillies reaffirmed the service’s commitment to improving Indigenous health at a Close the Gap Day event at Cherbourg Hospital on Thursday.

TRC Seeks Nominations

TRC Seeks Nominations

Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the Regional Access and Disability Advisory committee.

Hospital Build To Begin In 2019

Hospital Build To Begin In 2019

Construction work on the new Kingaroy Hospital is likely to begin in either January or February next year.

More NDIS Workshops Scheduled

More NDIS Workshops Scheduled

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolling out in the South Burnett on July 1 and there’s more workshops planned to get people ready for it.

Seniors Flu Vaccines Available Soon

Seniors Flu Vaccines Available Soon

People aged 65 or over will be eligible for two new potentially life-saving flu vaccines free of charge.

Don’t Be Complacent, Parents Warned

Don’t Be Complacent, Parents Warned

While the number of whooping cough cases have dropped to a five year low in Queensland, health authorities have warned parents not to become complacent.

Mining Donations Top $1m

Mining Donations Top $1m

Donations to LifeFlight by the New Hope Group – the company that operates the New Acland coal mine – have now topped $1 million.

Mumps Outbreak In South Burnett

Mumps Outbreak In South Burnett

Sixteen cases of mumps have been reported in Wondai, Murgon and Cherbourg over the past six weeks, prompting public health officials to urge families to make sure they are up-to-date with their vaccinations.

Better Vaccine Available For Infants

Better Vaccine Available For Infants

A quad-strain vaccine to help protect young children from the devastating consequences of meningococcal will be added to the National Immunisation Program.

$52m ‘Owed To Health Service’

$52m ‘Owed To Health Service’

The State Government has claimed the Federal Government is refusing to pay $52 million owed to the Darling Downs Hospital and Service.

Liz Settles In At Hospital

Liz Settles In At Hospital

Meet Liz Livingstone, the new Director of Nursing – Facility Manager at Kingaroy Hospital.

‘Missed Opportunities’ At Hospital

‘Missed Opportunities’ At Hospital

The treatment of a 48-year-old man who died of a heart attack and pneumonia at Cherbourg Hospital in 2016 was full of “missed opportunities”, an inquest into his death has found.

Tai Chi Classes To Start

Tai Chi Classes To Start

South Burnett Arthritis & Osteoporosis Support Group is promoting new Tai Chi For Health classes which will be starting next week in Kingaroy.

Don’t Touch Dead Or Dying Bats

Don’t Touch Dead Or Dying Bats

Queensland Health has warned people not to touch dead or dying bats as they could be carrying harmful viruses such as the deadly Australian Bat Lyssavirus.

Marathon Effort By Kingaroy Nurse

Marathon Effort By Kingaroy Nurse

A recent trip to New York City to tick off an item on her “bucket list” led to an inspirational meeting for one Kingaroy health worker.

Three-Month Wait For Payments: MP

Three-Month Wait For Payments: MP

Some South Burnett residents have been waiting up to three months to receive their Patient Travel reimbursements, Member for Nanango and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington says.

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.

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