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MP Ejected After Suicide Query

MP Ejected After Suicide Query

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington was ejected from State Parliament during Question Time on Wednesday morning after querying the level of mental health services planned at the new Kingaroy Hospital.

‘Clock Ticking’ For Private Hospital

‘Clock Ticking’ For Private Hospital

The “clock is ticking” for the future of the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital in Kingaroy, says the chairman of the not-for-profit foundation charged with raising funds to support it.

Women’s Nurse Visiting Next Month

Women’s Nurse Visiting Next Month

Darling Downs Health’s mobile women’s health nurse Marcia Hunt will be visiting the South Burnett next month to provide free and confidential health clinics.

Donations To Help At-Risk Youth

Donations To Help At-Risk Youth

Several boxes of toiletries and other household essentials will be going to help some of the most vulnerable young people after a donation drive at Stanwell sites in the South Burnett.

Adelaide Declared ‘Hotspot’

Adelaide Declared ‘Hotspot’

Adelaide has been declared a COVID-19 “hotspot” by the Queensland Government following the confirmation of a novel coronavirus outbreak in South Australia.

Another Pink Fundraiser In The Can!

Another Pink Fundraiser In The Can!

The “Pinking Up the South Burnett” promotion to promote the McGrath Foundation received a helping hand earlier this week through the generosity of local residents’ efforts to recycle.

COVID Virus Found In Sewage

COVID Virus Found In Sewage

Health authorities fear there could be undetected COVID-19 cases in the Ipswich area after viral fragments were found in a wastewater treatment plant.

Focus On Hidden History Of Nursing

Focus On Hidden History Of Nursing

An investigation into the hidden histories of Aboriginal nurses and midwives is the focus of a new research project being led by University of Southern Queensland historian Prof Odette Best.

Health Alert Expanded

Health Alert Expanded

Queensland Health expanded its public health alert on Thursday after a Townsville woman tested positive to COVID-19 earlier this week in Melbourne.

Medical Users Urged To Register

Medical Users Urged To Register

Ergon Energy is urging customers who rely on advanced medical equipment to have a plan in place for unexpected power outages, especially with a severe storm season predicted. 

Cancer Petitions Hit Brick Wall

Cancer Petitions Hit Brick Wall

The months-long efforts of South Burnett residents to collect more than 1500 signatures in support of the re-instatement of a specialist cancer nurse in the region have come to nothing.

COVID-19 ‘Roadmap’ Released

COVID-19 ‘Roadmap’ Released

Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions will ease further during November and December … provided there are no cases of “unlinked” community transmission of the disease.

Border Restrictions Ease

Border Restrictions Ease

Queensland border restrictions eased on Thursday, allowing all Queensland residents to travel to the defined NSW border zone and return into Queensland.

MPs Urged To Lift Cardiac Services

MPs Urged To Lift Cardiac Services

The Heart Foundation is urging whichever party wins the upcoming State Election to make fighting heart disease in regional and remote Queensland a priority.

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