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Department of Health media releases - prior years

1 December 2014 Novartis flu vaccine not used in Queensland

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has assured Queensland residents that they are not at risk of exposure to the Novartis flu vaccine FLUAD.

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19 November 2014 Put the bite on junk food

Queenslanders are making poor diet decisions and consuming too much junk food, according to the Chief Health Officer’s The Health of Queenslanders Report 2014.

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19 November 2014 Get moving to a healthier, happier life

Queenslanders need to get moving and replace poor food choices with healthier ones. That is the message from Queensland Health’s latest The Health of Queenslanders Report.

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19 November 2014 Obesity fuels growing health problems

The most confronting public health issue of the century, obesity, is fuelling a surge of chronic diseases such as diabetes, disturbing new statistics show.

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19 November 2014 Smoking trends down butt not out

Queensland’s smoking trends are on the decline with teenagers and young men leading the way, giving hope that fewer young people are taking up the habit.

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12 November 2014 Emergency research foundation saves Queensland lives

Researchers improving emergency responses to crises such as heart attacks and deadly jellyfish stings and with new procedures for pain management have been recognised at a ceremony in Brisbane today.

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5 November 2014 Report into Barrett Centre finalised

A report into the Barrett Adolescent Centre (BAC) has commended the work of staff in their management of the centre’s closure earlier this year.

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31 October 2014 Board concerns addressed at RBWH meeting

Queensland Health Director-General Ian Maynard attended a meeting with senior staff at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) this morning regarding their concerns about the Metro North Hospital and Health Board.

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10 October 2014 Tests yield negative result for patient with suspected Ebola virus

Suspected Ebola case returns negative result

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9 October 2014 Cairns nurse isolated, being assessed

Queensland Health can confirm a patient is being assessed at the Cairns Hospital by infectious diseases experts.

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11 September 2014 Tests confirm all clear for patient with suspected Ebola virus

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has tonight confirmed tests taken from a Gold Coast man suspected of having Ebola virus disease have returned a negative result.

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11 September 2014 Chief Health Officer calls for calm

Second statement from the Department of Health regarding suspected Ebola virus disease case on the Gold Coast

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11 September 2014 Gold Coast patient isolated, being assessed

Queensland Health statement regarding possible Ebola case

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26 August 2014 New health executive appointments

Three new executive appointments in Queensland Health are set to ensure the department’s relentless focus on improvement continues.

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17 July 2014 Queensland to adopt new blood lead notification level

Queensland will adopt a new standard for the reporting of blood lead levels in the wake of a national report

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16 July 2014 Qld Dept of Health reviewing new national lead level study

The Department of Health is considering a new national paper released today on the effects of lead on human health.

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11 June 2014 Cape York health facilities survive cyclone with little damage

Cape York, Wujal, Hopevale, cyclone,disaster, clean-up, recovery

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11 June 2014 Update on medical contracts

Statement on transition to individual contracts for senior and visiting medical officers

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11 June 2014 Director-General presses on with personal approach

Statement on transition to individual contracts for senior and visiting medical officers

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11 June 2014 Queensland Health's Director-General to front doctor meeting tonight

contracts, doctors, Maynard, addendum

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Last updated: 9 April 2019