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Concerns Over Child Welfare Report

Concerns Over Child Welfare Report

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has welcomed most of the recommendations of the final report into Queensland’s child protection system … but with a number of reservations.

Pulse ‘Highly Likely’ To Run Hospital

Pulse ‘Highly Likely’ To Run Hospital

Pulse Health CEO Phillipa Blakey confirmed today the NSW-based company is “very keen” to reach an agreement with the South Burnett Regional Council to continue management of the South Burnett Private Hospital in Kingaroy.

Something For Blokes

Something For Blokes

Men don’t usually talk about their health … it’s apparently “a bloke thing”.

Pulse ‘Keen To Run Hospital’

Pulse ‘Keen To Run Hospital’

South Burnett Council may not have to take over management of the South Burnett Private Hospital after all

Older Women Qualify For Screening

Older Women Qualify For Screening

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says more women than ever will have the opportunity to access breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland.

Council To Run Private Hospital

Council To Run Private Hospital

The future of the South Burnett Private Hospital in Kingaroy has been assured with a decision by the South Burnett Regional Council to take over running the facility.

It’s Magpie Time Again!

It’s Magpie Time Again!

Magpies will soon be patrolling their territory but a few simple actions could help people avoid or minimise the chances of injury from aggressive birds.

Health Workers Brush Up On Drugs

Health Workers Brush Up On Drugs

Do you take five or more medicines a day? Do you know how these medicines interact with each? Does your doctor know? This was the wake-up call that came from a meeting of mental health professionals in Kingaroy last week.

Warning To Parents About Batteries

Warning To Parents About Batteries

Queensland Health has issued an alert to parents following the death of a child on the Sunshine Coast at the weekend.

Business Invited To Join<br> Healthy Eating Campaign

Business Invited To Join
Healthy Eating Campaign

The South Burnett’s “Good Food Choices Program” is back and Council is calling on food businesses in the South Burnett region to become involved.

Legionella At Four Local Hospitals

Legionella At Four Local Hospitals

Testing has detected legionella bacteria in water samples at four South Burnett hospitals

$128,000 For Respite Care

Carers in Cherbourg will benefit from a $128,000 Federal Government grant to the Ny-ku Byun Respite Service.

Horse Dies From Hendra

Horse Dies From Hendra

A horse as died from hendra virus on a Brisbane Valley property after becoming unwell over the weekend.

Talks On Hospital Future

Talks On Hospital Future

Council is currently having discussions with Pulse Health, operators of the South Burnett Private Hospital

Cherbourg Added To Hospital Website

Cherbourg residents will be able to gain a greater insight into the performance of the local hospital with the addition of Cherbourg Hospital to Queensland Health’s Hospital Performance website.

Going Green For Autism

The South Burnett Autism Support Group is urging local residents to go green for a night to help raise funds to improve educational outcomes for children with autism in the South Burnett.

Men’s Health Week Expo On Today

There’s a free “Esky Full Of Health” available for men at the Kingaroy RSL Tobruk Room from noon to 6:00pm today.

Medicos Attend Local Conference

Medicos Attend Local Conference

South Burnett surgeon Dr Russell Milkins was a guest speaker at the Kingaroy Primary Health Care Education Conference last weekend.

Medical Records Going Electronic

Medical Records Going Electronic

People across the South Burnett, Darling Downs and South West Queensland are being encouraged to sign up for their own personally controlled electronic health record as part of Australia’s new eHealth network.

Local MP Welcomes Budget

Local MP Welcomes Budget

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the 2013-14 State Budget handed down last night has focused on economic growth, rebuilding and making the South Burnett more resilient.

Trainees Looking For Trainees

Trainees Looking For Trainees

Four Kingaroy State High School students are looking for “victims” (or willing participants!) who are keen to improve their health and fitness.

It’ll Be Alright … And It Was

It’ll Be Alright … And It Was

It was a cold night – and numbers were down on last year’s event – but organisers were still happy with the special community concert held in Kingaroy on Sunday night promoting health and well-being.

Fundraising Is Cruising Along

Fundraising Is Cruising Along

The “Kingaroy Cruisers” campaign to raise funds for MS Australia is speeding up, with the launch of a special raffle and cash from other fundraisers starting to roll in.

At Risk Offered Rabies Vaccine

Queensland Health has identified 10 people who have had contact with horses near Allora on the Southern Downs who were euthanased after contracting lyssavirus, a virus similar to rabies.