Health

Survey Finds High Levels Of Distress

Survey Finds High Levels Of Distress

A door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey in Cherbourg, Kingaroy and Murgon has found 33 per cent of people reported consistently high, or very high, levels of distress.

Warning About Whooping Cough

Warning About Whooping Cough

South Burnett residents are being encouraged to take action to protect themselves against respiratory illnesses including influenza and whooping cough.

Pressure On Hospitals Grows

Pressure On Hospitals Grows

The number of patients presenting to Emergency Departments at Darling Downs Health hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest performance data released.

Group Gets Keys To Old Church

Group Gets Keys To Old Church

Kilkivan and District Community Care Association has taken control of the 100-year-old former St Kevin’s Catholic Church but has described it as “a bittersweet victory”.

Ideas Sought On GP Training

Ideas Sought On GP Training

Rural training opportunities for GPs were showcased last week as members of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners toured the South Burnett and Darling Downs.

Researchers Urge CPR Education

Researchers Urge CPR Education

The South Burnett has been identified in a national study as a high risk area where residents require education in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Support Group Hits A Purple Patch

Support Group Hits A Purple Patch

April was the Parkinson’s Awareness month and the South Burnett Parkinson’s Support Group marked the occasion with a purple-themed morning tea recently at Murgon’s Welfare Drop In Centre.

New Machine Helps Earlier Diagnosis

New Machine Helps Earlier Diagnosis

Darling Downs Health says a new L-Dex machine at Kingaroy Hospital is detecting lymphoedema earlier than traditional methods, leading to better health outcomes for South Burnett residents.

RACQ Sponsorship Deal To End

RACQ Sponsorship Deal To End

The familiar blue-and-yellow RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters may no longer be seen in South Burnett skies after June 30, but there’s no need to panic.

New Chair For Health Board

New Chair For Health Board

Deputy chair Dr Dennis Campbell has taken over the role of chair of the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board following the resignation of Mike Horan AM.

Expo Explores Youth Supports

Expo Explores Youth Supports

The third annual Youth Services Expo attracted a host of service providers – and students – to the Barambah Youth Services Hub in Murgon last Friday.

Bonzer Bingo Night Helps Ambos

Bonzer Bingo Night Helps Ambos

The Nanango Local Ambulance Committee will use funds raised at their recent Bogan Bingo night to buy a HoverJack Air Patient Lift to help local paramedics.