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Drop-In Centre Opens

Drop-In Centre Opens

War veterans now have a “home away from home” in Kingaroy where they can relax, socialise and chat

Children’s Workers To Be<br> Recognised At Awards Dinner

Children’s Workers To Be
Recognised At Awards Dinner

The South Burnett will be marking Child Protection Week with a series of special activities designed to shine a spotlight on the many organisations and individuals working to assist children in the community.

Thiess Safety Pays Off For Ambulance

Thiess Safety Pays Off For Ambulance

An outstanding safety record achieved by the Thiess team at Tarong’s Meandu Mine has resulted in an unexpected windfall for the local Kingaroy Ambulance.

BreastScreen Bus Will Continue To Visit

Rural women worried about recent publicity about the BreastScreen Queensland program have been assured that the service is not being taken away.

LAC Delegates To Meet In Kingaroy

Local Ambulance Committee delegates from across the Sunshine Coast, North, Central and South Burnett will be holding their annual North Coast Region Conference at Kingaroy RSL Club this weekend.

Surgery Boost For Kingaroy Hospital

Surgery Boost For Kingaroy Hospital

More surgical operations will be able to be done in the South Burnett – which means fewer trips to Toowoomba or Brisbane – when a new full-time surgeon’s position is created at Kingaroy Hospital next year.

Christine Humbled By Community Honour

Christine Humbled By Community Honour

Former National Party Minister Mike Horan and Christine Stewart go back a long way … Back in the 1990s, Christine was working for Queensland Health and advocating strongly on behalf of Cherbourg residents to her then-boss Mike, who was Health Minister.

Heartmoves Info Session In Nanango

A free Heartmoves Information Session will be held at Rapid Fitness at 4 Railway Lane in Nanango between between 10:45am and11:45am on Wednesday, August 29.

A Cup Of Coffee Could Save A Life

A Cup Of Coffee Could Save A Life

Residents in the South Burnett are encouraged to stop for a coffee and a chat on Thursday, September 13, to support the health, safety and well-being of the community.

Horan To Open $1.8m Health Centre

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Board Chairman Mike Horan will be visiting the South Burnett for three days next week to inspect local facilities and officially open the new Cherbourg Community Health Centre.

$2m Upgrade For Kingaroy Hospital

$2m Upgrade For Kingaroy Hospital

Essential fire safety issues at Kingaroy Hospital will be rectified and a master plan prepared for a new main block in a $2m overhaul announced today by the State Government.

More Than 400 Patients A Month
Admitted To Kingaroy Hospital

More than 1300 patients were admitted to Kingaroy Hospital during the first three months of this year – and 109 babies born – according to statistics released by Queensland Health.

Bristow Appointed Health CEO

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board Chair Mike Horan announced yesterday that Toowoomba doctor Peter Bristow has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service.

Free BreastScreens In Nanango

Free BreastScreens In Nanango

Women aged 50 to 69 years in the Nanango area are being urged to take advantage of free breast cancer screening services when BreastScreen Queensland’s state-of-the-art digital mobile service visits Nanango Hospital later this year.

Lighten Up And Get Healthy

RHealth and Queensland Health are presenting a free “Lighten Up” program in Wondai, beginning next Tuesday.

$3925 Raised For Hospital

$3925 Raised For Hospital

This morning’s inaugural Mayoral Charity Breakfast has raised $3925 to purchase an electric examination bed for the South Burnett Private Hospital.

HIV Diagnoses On The Rise

HIV Prevention Officer Bill Rutkin has warned that diagnoses of the disease have risen in the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service region in recent times.

Record Number Of GP Training Places

A record number of General Practitioner training places will be available next year for junior doctors in a bid to ease the chronic shortage of GPs across the country.

Stanwell Delivers For Paramedics

Stanwell Delivers For Paramedics

Did you know that on average 150 babies are born every year at Kingaroy Hospital? And that this is the highest number of births per annum for any hospital outside Brisbane?

Community Kitchen To Be Launched This Week

Community Kitchen To Be Launched This Week

Kingaroy is to be the latest South Burnett town to launch a Community Kitchen … Proston and Nanango have one, Graham House at Murgon has one, and Wondai will soon have one.

RHealth Fights To Stay Alive

RHealth Fights To Stay Alive

The South Burnett’s RHealth office in Kingaroy will close and South Burnett healthy living programs cease in three months unless a review brings about a reversal in thinking from the State Government.

Local Residents Appointed To Health Board

Local Residents Appointed To Health Board

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has named South Burnett councillor Cheryl Dalton and former Kingaroy Shire councillor Terry Fleischfresser to the new Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board.

New Law ‘Helps Kingaroy Hospital’

New Law ‘Helps Kingaroy Hospital’

Kingaroy Hospital, which was left in a “diabolical condition” by the previous State Government, will benefit from new legislation which gives regional hospitals a greater say over their operations, says Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington.

Our Best Towns To Suffer A Heart Attack

If you suffered a heart attack in the South Burnett, which towns would give you greatest chance of survival? And which towns would you prefer NOT to be in?