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Living the dream in the Central West

Central West Hospital and Health Service registered midwife Natalie Parrish says she is living the dream.

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Dying to Know

Dying to Know Day on 8 August will be marked with a series of information sessions across the
Central West about palliative care and end of life planning.

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Keep diabetes in mind all year round

Central West health clinicians are busy spreading the word about diabetes prevention to mark National Diabetes Week from 12–18 July.

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Central West working to ensure healthy pregnancies and births

The Central West Hospital and Health Service’s maternity service is working hard this year to build awareness in the region about preventable stillbirths.

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Keep everyone safe with COVIDSafe app

A rural health service is encouraging residents and visitors alike to download the COVIDSafe app.

World Breastfeeding Week

The Central West Hospital and Health Service is highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding in the lead-up to World Breastfeeding Week from 1–7 August.

New cohort of rural doctors set to care for Queenslanders

The Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP) is celebrating the 2020 cohort of 20 doctors who have completed their rural generalist training.

Oral health services returning to normal

Oral health services in the Central West are returning to normal following further changes to national directions.

New machine can test for COVID–19 locally in hours

A new method of testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) at Longreach Hospital can deliver results within hours, eliminating the need for some Central West test samples to be flown to Brisbane or Townsville for analysis.

BreastScreen Qld mobile van heading to Boulia

BreastScreen Queensland’s state-of the-art mobile screening van will visit Boulia in the Central West on 10 and 11 June.

Some suspended oral health services resuming

Some previously suspended routine and other non-urgent oral health appointments are resuming in the Central West, following changes to national directions.

Celebrating midwives’ role

Central West Hospital and Health Service midwives will celebrate this year’s International Day of the Midwife on 5 May with a pandemic flavour.

Last updated: 17 March 2020