Sixteen graduate midwives began their careers with Darling Downs Health this week, starting with four days of orientation.
Eighty-eight graduate nurses are beginning their healthcare journey with Darling Downs Health this month – including four at Kingaroy Hospital.
The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service – responsible for all South Burnett public hospitals – was $8.679 million in the red at the end of the last financial year, a report tabled in State Parliament by the Queensland Audit Office shows.
Queensland Health is continuing to monitor the situation in NSW and Victoria regarding their most recent confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Cherbourg parents and care-givers have been invited to take part in a free “positive parenting” program next week which aims to build on the strengths and resilience of the community.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has sent a second letter to Health Minister Yvette D’Ath, querying what’s happening at the Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment.
Darling Downs Health has responded to community concerns about stormwater leaks and the demolition process at the new $92.5 million Kingaroy Hospital.
Rumours that Kingaroy’s new $92.5 million hospital sprang a serious leak during recent rainstorms have prompted a “please explain” from local MP Deb Frecklington.
Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at seven more sites in Queensland.
More locations have been added to Queensland Health’s contact tracing list after confirmation the partner of a quarantine hotel cleaner has now also tested positive.
The Greater Brisbane area’s strict lockdown ended at 6:00pm on Monday, but some restrictions will remain in place for another 10 days.
Anyone in the South Burnett who has visited the Greater Brisbane area – even for a medical appointment – since January 2 should self-isolate from 6:00pm on Friday, Mayor Brett Otto has warned.
A snap three-day lockdown of the Greater Brisbane area was announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Friday morning.
Visitors are still allowed at all Queensland hospitals – as long as they have not been in a declared COVID-19 hotpot within the previous 14 days.
Fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at four new locations in Queensland.
Traces of the COVID-19 virus have been detected in the sewage at two more sites in south-east Queensland.
The Darling Downs Health executive team and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington inspected Stage 1 of the new Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment on Thursday.
Queensland Health has expanded the list of venues linked to visits by a NSW woman confirmed to have COVID-19.
Anyone who flew into Brisbane on Wednesday on Virgin flight VA-925 – or who visited the Glen Hotel at Eight Mile Plains the same day – has been urged to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.
Queensland Health will create a “Nurse Navigator Cancer Care and Chronic Disease” role – based in Toowoomba – to service cancer patients in the South Burnett and beyond.