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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The South Burnett has fared well in an audit of fire safety standards released today by Housing and Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg.