Private Hospital Plans Unveiled

Private Hospital Plans Unveiled

Years of blood, sweat and tears to keep a private hospital open in Kingaroy are about to pay off … South Bank Medical Group is exploring an exciting redevelopment of the site.

Local Vax Rates Rise Sharply

Local Vax Rates Rise Sharply

The South Burnett and its neighbouring regions have seen a significant upswing in COVID-19 vaccination rates over the past two months.

Expo Highlights Health Services

Expo Highlights Health Services

South Burnett Regional Council’s first Health and Community Services Expo filled the Kingaroy Town Hall with exhibits on Thursday and Friday last week.

New CHO Appointed

New CHO Appointed

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the appointment of Queensland’s new Chief Health Officer.

MP Quizzed Over Palliative Care

MP Quizzed Over Palliative Care

Kingaroy’s new hospital has one room set aside for palliative care but does not have any dedicated palliative care staff, Health Minister Yvette D’ath admitted this week.

Where To Get Vaxxed

Where To Get Vaxxed

There are plenty of opportunities for residents in the South Burnett to get vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next few days, with “pop-up” clinics popping up everywhere!

GPs Issue Warning About Vax Rates

GPs Issue Warning About Vax Rates

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has warned that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are at increased risk due to dangerously lagging COVID-19 vaccination rates.

Volunteers Enjoy A Night Off

Volunteers Enjoy A Night Off

Volunteers who have been working hard behind the scenes for more than a decade to tackle mental health issues in the South Burnett took a well-earned break on Friday night.

Keep Up The Effort, Cherbourg

Keep Up The Effort, Cherbourg

The State Government’s “Cherbourg Champion” Leanne Linard visited the community on Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to encourage higher vaccination rates.

Council To Host Health Expo

Council To Host Health Expo

A Health and Community Services Expo will be held in Kingaroy in November to shine a light on local services and healthcare providers.

Major Upgrade Proposed For Hospital

Major Upgrade Proposed For Hospital

The Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital in Kingaroy could become a medical hub for the region if exciting plans from operators South Bank Medical Group come to fruition.

Snoring ‘Worse Than Wind Farms’

Snoring ‘Worse Than Wind Farms’

Stress, snoring spouses and insomnia cause more sleep issues for residents living within 10km of wind farms than noise from the generators, a Flinders University study has found.

Online Health Care For Kids

Online Health Care For Kids

Darling Downs Health has partnered with Cub Care to pilot an online paediatric consultation program as an alternative to taking children to Emergency.

Federal MPs Called To Crisis Meeting

Federal MPs Called To Crisis Meeting

Four Federal MPs were told they must “do something” to address the tragic suicide rate in Cherbourg at a crisis meeting held in the Cherbourg Council Chambers on Friday.

Proston To Be ‘Dementia Friendly’

Proston To Be ‘Dementia Friendly’

Proston will work to become a Dementia Friendly Community after a recent workshop raised awareness of just how widespread the condition is likely to become over the next few decades.