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Department of Health media releases - prior years

4 July 2016 Quitline here to help you butt out this World No Tobacco Day

Smokers in Queensland are being encouraged to butt out for good this World No Tobacco Day.

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4 July 2016 How to stay on your feet and avoid serious injury

A simple task of reaching for a glass of water can result in a serious fall for Queenslanders staying in a residential aged care facility or a hospital

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4 July 2016 Parents taking unnecessary risk with unreliable online info

More Queensland parents are turning to unreliable websites rather than a reputable source for health advice

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4 July 2016 Indigenous bubbas encouraged to get their jabs

Parents in Indigenous Queensland communities will have access to more information about childhood immunisation for their children

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4 July 2016 Grants available for community groups

Community, local government and non-government groups are being urged to apply for a new round of grants for mental health support-related projects

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15 March 2016 Final report into virus outbreak at Herberton Hospital released

The final report into the human metapneumovirus (hMPV) outbreak at Herberton Hospital has found Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) responded promptly and appropriately to the issue

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8 March 2016 Ravenshoe Review - lessons learned from tragedy

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.

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4 March 2016 Learn where to spray to keep mozzies at bay

Queensland Health has developed a video to show residents how to spray in and around their home to kill mosquitos that spread Zika and dengue fever.

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24 February 2016 Mosquito spraying in Rockhampton after positive Zika test

Health authorities have started spraying mosquitoes around a hotel in Rockhampton following confirmation of a case of imported Zika virus with close connections to the area.

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10 February 2016 New Zika case in Queensland

Queensland has a further case of Zika virus confirmed

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6 February 2016 Zika virus confirmed in traveller returning from El Salvador

A woman who returned to Queensland from El Salvador is the state’s first confirmed case of Zika virus in 2016.

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5 February 2016 Queenslanders may be affected by contaminated lettuce

Queensland Health has advised of an immediate food recall of pre-packed lettuce products (including baby spinach, baby rocket, cos and kale) grown and distributed by the Victorian-based company Tripod Farmers.

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5 February 2016 Chief health officer to release Herberton Hospital interim report

An interim report into the human metapneumovirus outbreak at Herberton Hospital will be released late next week.

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21 January 2016 How healthy are your kid's lunch boxes?

Ensuring children go to school with a healthy lunchbox means you’re doing everything you can to provide them with the fuel they need to learn and grow.

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21 January 2016 Don't ruin Australia Day by poisoning your guests

Australia Day BBQ is important, ensuring you don’t inadvertently give your guests food poisoning is a priority.

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21 December 2015 Tips to avoid stress at Christmas time

For some people, Christmas can be stressful.

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19 December 2015 Campaign shows lack of food safety common sense

New Queensland Health research shows people are at risk of food poisoning this Christmas because they lack even the most basic knowledge when it comes to food safety.

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10 December 2015 Independent investigator appointed to lead Ravenshoe review

Former Queensland Ambulance Commissioner David Melville APM ASM has been appointed to lead the review into the health system’s response following the Ravenshoe café explosion.

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1 December 2015 Health Board member application deadline extended to 6 December

Regional Queenslanders are being encouraged to put their names forward for positions becoming vacant on the State’s local hospital and health service boards.

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7 October 2015 Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland

An audit of RFDS Queensland commissioned by the Department of Health has identified a number of deficiencies.

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Last updated: 9 April 2019