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Mobile Specialist Clinics this week:

Women's Health clinics 
Full list of dates and locations for April 2016 (PDF, 96kB) and May 2016 (PDF 110kB)

Mossman Multi-Purpose Health Service clinics (PDF, 116kB)

Travelling Dental Team
For appointments phone: 1300 300 850
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MGP Birthday Celebrations

Midwifery Group Practice Celebrates First Birthday

The Midwifery Group Practice at the Cairns North Community Health Centre celebrated its first birthday. Read here for more. (PDF, 76kB)

 Ravenshoe Review

Ravenshoe Review - lessons learned from tragedy

The final report of the independent Ravenshoe review has been released today and details 30 recommendations which will be in place by the end of the year.

Every hospital and health service in Queensland will develop a stand-alone Mass Casualty Incident Plan that can be activated during incidents such as the Ravenshoe explosion.

The review indicated no concerns had been raised around patients’ clinical outcomes being negatively impacted by the response. Read more here.

The final report is available here.

 PET - CT off and running in Cairns
Pictured: PET-CT team leader Janelle Linton and Cairns local Wayne Crapper, one of the first patients to use the new PET-CT scanner

PET-CT off and running at Cairns Hospital

Little more than six weeks since Cairns Hospital’s PET-CT scanner began taking patients the service has expanded its operating hours. The $4.4 million service has seen 44 patients since it began operating out of Block E, Cairns Hospital on September 15. To keep up with demand, the Health Service has this week increased its days of operation to two days a week. PET-CT team leader Janelle Linton said it had been a whirlwind beginning for the much-anticipated diagnostic service. Read more.


Cairns Hospital

Pressure Injury Prevention Video

A pressure injury, often known as a bed sore or pressure ulcer, is a wound caused by pressure from staying in one position for too long. They can be very serious and can affect the quality of life for individuals… but with good healthcare and a proactive approach, most can be avoided. Find out how by watching this video.

Mossman Hospital 85th anniversary
The first group of babies born at Mossman Hospital Jesse Palmer (first girl), John Fasano (3rd boy), Bill Cowe (2nd boy) with former hospital matron May Smith.

  Happy 85th Mossman

About 30 community members and special guests gathered together to celebrate the Mossman Multi-Purpose Health Service 85th anniversary last week.

Director of Nursing and facility manager Peter LeGriffon and his team hosted an afternoon tea for string of guests including past patients and staff members, local historians and community members. Read the full story.

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Last Updated: 19 February 2016
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