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FRRR Offers Mental Health Grants

FRRR Offers Mental Health Grants

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has announced it has a pool of $100,000 available for projects that improve mental health in rural Australia.

MP Queries Hospital Underspend

MP Queries Hospital Underspend

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has asked why spending on Kingaroy Hospital’s upgrade is running 53 per cent under budget.

Healthy Move At Woolies

Healthy Move At Woolies

Woolworths shoppers in Kingaroy will be able to feel a little bit safer following the installation of a life-saving defibrillator in the store.

Builder Named For Hospital Project

Builder Named For Hospital Project

Broad Construction Services, a member of the CIMIC group of companies, has been awarded the contract to construct the new $73.9 million Kingaroy Hospital.

Community Talk Shares AA Experience

Community Talk Shares AA Experience

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other …

Plan Now For A Good Old Age

Plan Now For A Good Old Age

Centacare will be hosting a “Living Well Longer” free lunch and information session in Kingaroy next week.

Minister Visits The Front Line

Minister Visits The Front Line

Child Safety Minister Di Farmer dropped into Kingaroy briefly on Tuesday to visit local groups providing support to vulnerable South Burnett families

Whooping Cough At High School

Whooping Cough At High School

Darling Downs Health has advised parents that a case of whooping cough has been reported in a student attending Murgon State High School.

$847m Budget For Health Service

$847m Budget For Health Service

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service – the body responsible for all South Burnett hospitals – received a $46 million boost in this week’s State Budget.

Meeting To Discuss Peer Support

Meeting To Discuss Peer Support

A community meeting will be held in Nanango next week to discuss the formation of a mental health peer support group in the town.

Youngsters Brush Up On Oral Health

Youngsters Brush Up On Oral Health

Darling Downs Health South Burnett staff at Murgon and Wondai have been promoting healthy smiles to local children.

$6.9m To Target Mental Health

$6.9m To Target Mental Health

The State Government had budgeted to spend $6.9 million over four years to tackle mental health issues among Indigenous youth.

Support Link For Young People

Support Link For Young People

Darling Downs Health has created a new job, based in Kingaroy, aimed at identifying and supporting young people at risk of a mental health illness.

Free Mental Health Workshop

Free Mental Health Workshop

A free mental health training workshop will be held in Kingaroy on June 20, part of series being organised by Darling Downs Health in a bid to better equip rural communities facing ongoing pressures associated with the drought.

Health Board Inspects Renovations

Health Board Inspects Renovations

Darling Downs Health Board members have inspected $135,000 worth of renovations recently completed at Murgon Hospital.

Work Starts On Kitchen Upgrade

Work Starts On Kitchen Upgrade

Work began on Monday on a $255,000 expansion of the Meals On Wheels kitchen in Kingaroy

Hospitals Look For Green Solutions

Hospitals Look For Green Solutions

Darling Downs Health – the authority responsible for all South Burnett public hospitals – says it is taking action to address the potential impacts of climate change.

CTC Puts On A Special Treat

CTC Puts On A Special Treat

South Burnett CTC workers put on a special treat in Kingaroy on Tuesday for local residents who have been affected by domestic violence.

QCWA Calls For Action On Q Fever

QCWA Calls For Action On Q Fever

The Queensland Country Women’s Association is agitating for government support to raise awareness about Q fever.

It’s Time To Tackle Flu

It’s Time To Tackle Flu

Free clinics are being held in the South Burnett this week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents to receive their annual flu shots.

Nurses Reflect On Busy Week

Nurses Reflect On Busy Week

South Burnett nurses hosted local events earlier this month as part of National Advanced Care Planning Week.

Mobile Clinics For Women

Mobile Clinics For Women

Darling Downs Health Service mobile women’s health nurse Marcia Hunt will be visiting a variety of locations in the South Burnett this month to conduct free health clinics.

Get Ready For Flu Season

Get Ready For Flu Season

South Burnett residents who want to avoid the flu this year should get vaccinated between mid-April and the end of May.

Positive Parenting In Kingaroy

Positive Parenting In Kingaroy

Kingaroy Child Health will be offering three free seminars next month on “positive parenting”.