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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.

Avoid the flu and get vaccinated

Central West residents are being urged to get their flu jabs this year and help avoid falling sick or infecting others.

Changes to oral health services in the Central West

Routine and other non-urgent oral health appointments will be postponed as part of the Central West Hospital and Health Service’s response to the current, state-wide COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus preparedness

The Central West Hospital and Health Service is well-prepared and has comprehensive plans in place to manage any outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the region.

Promoting awareness of rheumatic diseases in children

International Word Day on 18 March is designed to raise awareness that children and young people also get rheumatic diseases.

New Director of Medical Services for Blackall

A new Director of Medical Services has been appointed at Blackall Hospital.

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.

Last updated: 17 March 2020