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Small community, big hearts

The community may be small, but the hearts are huge in the Central West town of Tambo and the surrounding area.

Book in for a skin cancer check

With a long, hot, sunny summer predicted, Central West residents are being encouraged to book in for an annual skin cancer check.

Longreach Hospital post-natal mothers’ group gather pace

A post-natal mothers’ social group established in Longreach last year is gathering pace, with seven new mothers joining in recent weeks.

Avoid the bite

Recent rains in the Central West region have led to an upsurge in black fly and bush mosquito populations, public health authorities have warned.

Longreach maternity survey released to public

A landmark survey undertaken last year of women who have used Longreach Hospital’s maternity service has been released to the public and published on the web.

Tele-chemotherapy program under way at Barcaldine

A successful tele-chemotherapy program introduced at Longreach Hospital in December 2018 has been extended to Barcaldine this month, with the first patient treated on 6 February.

New doctors joining Central West

Four new doctors have been welcomed to the Central West this year.

Get kids immunised and keep them protected

Central West health care leaders say the start of the new year is a good time for parents to take stock of their child’s immunisation status and make sure kids are up to date with their jabs – as well as their own.

8 new nurse graduates join Central West Health

Eight new nurse graduates start their careers with the Central West Hospital and Health Service this week (3 February) as part of Queensland Health’s annual recruitment drive.

New dietitian joins health service

A chance visit to the Longreach races some years ago has translated into a career move to the Central West Hospital and Health Service for dietitian Alyssa Koenen.

Longreach Hospital gardens upgrade

Longreach Hospital’s grounds are getting an upgrade with further plantings of native and drought-tolerant trees planned over the coming weeks.

$8000 Humpty Dumpty Foundation donation helps babies at Longreach

National charity the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has provided the Longreach Hospital with two specialised pieces of lifesaving equipment worth more than $8000 for the maternity unit.

Last updated: 17 March 2020