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CHHHS farewells Cardiac Unit Stalwart

Not many people begin their career as a 15-year old and follow it through to retirement but Cairns nurse Midge Balodis did just that. Midge started at the Innisfail Hospital and recently retired as the Nurse Unit Manager for the Cardiac Services Department in Cairns – position she’s held for the past three decades.

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Mossman ED to receive a facelift

The design process will soon begin for a new Emergency Department at the Mossman Multi-Purpose Health Service. The CHHHS Board has toured the facility ahead of their monthly meeting at Mossman. The upgrade will include a complete re-design, refurbishment and remodelling to improve the way patients transition through the Emergency Department, security, storage and service delivery.

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Wound service takes pressure off Atherton ED

A specialised wound management service at the Atherton Hospital is helping to reduce presentations to the Emergency Department by up to 80 a month. The Atherton Wound Management Service was established in early 2016 to allow the Emergency Department to focus on acute and emergency presentations and has led to improved healing times for patients.

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