Lance Speaks Up About Epilepsy

Lance Speaks Up About Epilepsy

A Blackbutt man is hoping to raise awareness about epilepsy – and encourage the community to support fundraising activities – during the Make March Purple campaign.

JEV In Third Piggery

JEV In Third Piggery

Japanese Encephalitis Virus has been detected in a third Queensland piggery, believed to be in the South Burnett region.

JEV In Second Piggery

JEV In Second Piggery

Biosecurity Queensland is urging pig owners to be on the alert after Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) was confirmed at a second piggery in Queensland.

Reunion Marks 50th Anniversary

Reunion Marks 50th Anniversary

Almost 40 current and former Murgon Hospital staff got together at the Murgon Services Club recently for a reunion lunch to mark the hospital’s 50th anniversary.

‘Truths’ Aired At Health Forum

‘Truths’ Aired At Health Forum

The newly formed Cherbourg Health Council Forum met for the first time last week to discuss community concerns about the provision of health services in the town.

$69m Plan To Tackle JEV

$69m Plan To Tackle JEV

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the Federal Government has invested $69 million in battling the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) in Australia.

LAC Gives Ambos A Lift

LAC Gives Ambos A Lift

The Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee has handed over more equipment to local ambos in a bid to make their jobs that little bit easier.

Free Course Teaches Vital Skills

Free Course Teaches Vital Skills

LifeFlight medical specialists are offering a free training course to South Burnett residents to provide them with the skills they need to potentially save a life in an emergency.

Push For Rural Health Shake-Up

Push For Rural Health Shake-Up

The National Rural Health Alliance – an umbrella body which represents 42 national health organisations – has urged whichever party wins the next Federal Election to stop funding “small, fragmented initiatives that merely plug gaps” in the rural health system.

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.