Margie Hams, from South Burnett Regional Council, was pleased with the involvement of the health services community

November 24, 2021

South Burnett Regional Council’s first Health and Community Services Expo filled the Kingaroy Town Hall with exhibits on Thursday and Friday last week.

The free two-day expo shone a spotlight on the various health services available in the region and also provided an opportunity for health professionals to network and learn more about each other’s services.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations were also available in the Town Hall Reception Room.

Organiser Margie Hams said she was pleased with the roll up from health and community organisations with 55 stalls booked in.

The Expo was open to the public on from noon to 5:00pm on Thursday and from 8:00am to 3:00pm on Friday.

On Thursday evening, a special meet’n’greet for health workers was held in the Kingaroy Town Hall Forecourt with Kingaroy Rotary manning the bar, JC Catering providing the nibbles and live music from Rob Fitz-Herbert.

“It’s been a good couple of days for our first go,” Margie said.

“It’s been a really good opportunity for the community to visit and for stallholders to meet with each other.”

The Expo was held with support from the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

South Burnett Care had a stall … client services officers Kayla Commerford (aged care) and Daniel Reid (NDIS)
Kingaroy Men’s Shed offers a different type of support … Ralph Clark, Eric Ford and Michael Noble
Community Health stall … school-based youth health nurse Kayla Waugh, breast care nurse Sue Cox, USQ student nurse Tia James and Di Tong, from the Community Health Interface Program
WPC Group’s Emily Dunne was explaining the State Government’s Back To Work Regional Employment Package program
South Burnett CTC’s Shea O’Reilly (Disability Support) and Amanda Parnell (Partners In Foster Care)
South Burnett CTC’s Ivymay McManus-Otto (Family and Child Connect) was spinning the wheel to hand out “prizes”
Heidi Davidson and Ali Doherty, from Lives Lived Well
Joy, left, and Glen Vonhoff, right, from Murgon, with their son-in-law and daughter, Ross and Julie Uhlmann, centre, from Barambah Physiotherapy
Simaima Fevaleaki and Jodi Fisher, from Uniting Care’s Intensive Family Support Service
South Burnett Suicide Prevention Working Group volunteers Kay Swannson and Kayla Waugh
Kingaroy Rotary were doing their thing in the Forecourt … Ray Pitt and Allan McKeering
South Burnett Regional Council had a “Get Ready” stall (and giant dice) in the Forecourt to raise awareness about disaster preparedness … Rebecca Humphrey and Disaster Management Officer Tash Schulz
Kingaroy Town Hall was filled with stalls, all promoting a healthy message

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