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Minister’s Reply ‘Unacceptable’

Minister’s Reply ‘Unacceptable’

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says Health Minister Steven Miles has refused to answer questions about lengthy delays for the reimbursement of Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme for people in the South Burnett.

21pc Blame Women For Being Hit

21pc Blame Women For Being Hit

A major study released on Friday has found a disturbing number of Australians still hold views about women the majority would find sexist or harmful.

Immunisations Up, But Problems Remain

Immunisations Up, But Problems Remain

The release of a new health report shows child immunisation rates in the Darling Downs Public Health Unit area are strong, but several challenges remain.

Old Pipes Blamed For Legionella

Old Pipes Blamed For Legionella

Old pipes – and the quality of Kingaroy’s water supply – have been blamed for recent positive tests for legionella bacteria at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital in Kingaroy.

Life Support? Be Prepared: Ergon

Life Support? Be Prepared: Ergon

Ergon Energy is urging customers who rely on advanced medical equipment to have a plan in place for unexpected power outages, especially during storm season.

Hospital Budget Expands To $73.9m

Hospital Budget Expands To $73.9m

The State Government has committed an extra $11.9 million towards the Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment project, taking the overall cost to $73.9 million.

$4800 Grant To First Aiders

$4800 Grant To First Aiders

South Burnett First Aid Volunteers have received a $4800 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program to improve access to their Murgon Training Centre.

Canteen Targets Healthy Eating

Canteen Targets Healthy Eating

The volunteers at the Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary Canteen believe that healthy eating is as easy as A-B-C.

MP Questions Payment Delays

MP Questions Payment Delays

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says continued and lengthy delays for the reimbursement of Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) applications for South Burnett patients are “simply unacceptable”.

Kilkivan Welcomes Its Health Nurse

Kilkivan Welcomes Its Health Nurse

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the appointment of a community health nurse to Kilkivan twice per week is confirmation of the high level of need for better access to health care in the region.

Health Service Reflects On Big Year

Health Service Reflects On Big Year

The annual report for Darling Downs Health – the organisation responsible for all public hospitals in the South Burnett – was tabled in State Parliament on Wednesday.

Diabetes Warning To Mums

Diabetes Warning To Mums

Queensland Health is alarmed that “gestational diabetes”, ie. affecting pregnant women, has become the fastest growing type of diabetes diagnosed in the State.

Workshops Raise Awareness Of FASD

Workshops Raise Awareness Of FASD

A series of workshops was held in Cherbourg recently to help raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how to help people with the condition.

Bigger Premises For Better Lives

Bigger Premises For Better Lives

Lives Lived Well has moved into bigger and better premises in Kingaroy … which is both good and bad news for the South Burnett.

Forum Answers NDIS Queries

Forum Answers NDIS Queries

A small group of local residents attended a community forum in Kingaroy on Friday to learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Vets Coming Back To Cherbourg

Vets Coming Back To Cherbourg

A team of vets will be visiting Cherbourg soon as part of an annual program organised by the Darling Downs Public Health Unit staff in collaboration with Cherbourg Council, the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science and Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities.

Book A Scan And Save A Life

Book A Scan And Save A Life

Hundreds of women in the Nanango area are in the target age group for a breast screen but have never had a mammogram, according to the BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service.

AHA Focus On Farm Diseases

AHA Focus On Farm Diseases

Animal Health Australia (AHA) will be working to raise awareness next week about the real risks posed to farmers and rural workers by “zoonotic” diseases, ie. diseases passed from animals to humans.

Hospital Board Vacancies Open

Hospital Board Vacancies Open

Community leaders have been encouraged to apply for four upcoming vacancies on the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board Hospital – the Board responsible for all public hospitals in the South Burnett.

Site Fixed For Toowoomba Hospital

Site Fixed For Toowoomba Hospital

The site of the current Baillie Henderson mental health service in Toowoomba North has been identified as the preferred location for a new Toowoomba Hospital.

‘Dental Dark Age’ In South Burnett

‘Dental Dark Age’ In South Burnett

Medical groups accused the South Burnett Regional Council on Wednesday of condemning residents “to a dental dark age” by failing to fluoridate the local water supply.

Healthy Living Celebrated In Proston

Healthy Living Celebrated In Proston

Proston’s inaugural Healthy Living Forum was a big success on Saturday … and there was also a big surprise for one of the organisers.

Focus On Health At Proston

Focus On Health At Proston

The focus will be on healthy living in Proston on Saturday with a special expo at the Town Hall.

Hospital Looks Back On 120 Years

Hospital Looks Back On 120 Years

Nanango Hospital will be celebrating its 120th anniversary on Saturday with a special fete and display of memorabilia.

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