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Boost For Mental Health Projects

Boost For Mental Health Projects

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN – the primary health network which covers the South Burnett and south-west Queensland – has secured an extra $187,000 drought-relief funding from the Federal Government.

Builders Shortlisted For Hospital

Builders Shortlisted For Hospital

Seven construction companies have been shortlisted to build the new $73.9 million Kingaroy Hospital.

Call To Break ‘Cycle’ Of Trauma

Call To Break ‘Cycle’ Of Trauma

The Healing Foundation has called for existing suicide reduction research to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities break the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

Grants Program Aids Mental Health

Grants Program Aids Mental Health

The Foundation for Regional and Regional Renewal and CCI Giving are inviting applications to support projects that improve mental health in rural communities.

$110m In Medicare Rebates Unclaimed

$110m In Medicare Rebates Unclaimed

South Burnett residents who haven’t given Medicare their updated bank details could get a quick financial windfall.

RL Star To Visit Health Expo

RL Star To Visit Health Expo

Former Broncos star Shane Webcke will be the special guest speaker at a free Health Expo to be held at Murgon PCYC on February 21.

Round-Up Ready To Return

Round-Up Ready To Return

The Red Ant Round-Up – a rural medical conference organised every two years – will be returning to Kingaroy in March.

AMA Offers Medical Scholarship

AMA Offers Medical Scholarship

Applications are closing soon for the 2019 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship, a program that has supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study medicine since 1994.

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.

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