Department of Health media releases - prior years
29 December 2017 Workshop driving improvements to maternity care
Transforming maternity services in Queensland to be more in-line with women’s needs is the focus of a one-day workshop held in Brisbane today.
22 December 2017 The message is simple: don’t touch bats
Queensland Health is urging the public not to touch or pick up bats even if the animals are injured or appear to be dead.
11 December 2017 Dear Santa, all we really want is Queenslanders’ poo
It is free - and it saves lives; yet Queenslanders are lagging behind most other jurisdictions for bowel cancer screening participation rates.
7 December 2017 New online portal connects Queensland’s GPs and public hospitals
Patients and general practitioners (GPs) are benefiting from a new Queensland Health initiative, designed to improve post-hospital patient care.
30 November 2017 HIV infections in Queensland down but not out
Greater awareness, more testing and better treatments mean that new HIV infections have decreased slightly and AIDS is now rarely seen in Queensland.
29 November 2017 Queensland-designed patient safety tools go global
Patient safety tools developed by Queensland Health could be saving lives across the globe as early as next year.
16 November 2017 Don’t let your bottom get on top of you this Food Safety Week
Food poisoning can be serious, which is why it pays for Queenslanders to brush up on food safety during Food Safety Week.
6 November 2017 Three day international health conference kicks off in Brisbane
The first Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care kicks off in Brisbane today, attracting hundreds of health professionals from across the region.
19 October 2017 Three nation approach to preventing harms in hospital
Falls prevention experts from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand will gather in Brisbane today to share their knowledge, evidence-based practice, learnings and successes.
19 October 2017 Have your final say
Queensland Health has launched a campaign encouraging people to have a conversation about their wishes at the end of life.
5 October 2017 Measles alert for Brisbane and the Gold Coast
Queensland Health has issued a measles alert after a person travelled from Victoria to Brisbane and then to the Gold Coast while infectious.
29 September 2017 Queensland Health reports on legionellosis and Legionella
Queensland Health has released two reports as part of its commitment to public transparency relating to legionellosis infections and Legionella in water used by healthcare facilities.
13 September 2017 Sepsis, the silent illness threatening our kids
It was nearly six years ago when Gold Coaster Lily Douglas had open heart surgery at Mater Children’s Hospital. At only 18 months old, Lily was fighting for her life after developing Sepsis, an illness that can rapidly lead to organ failure and death.
5 September 2017 Subtle symptoms at heart of problem
Did you know a woman experiencing unusual back or neck pain, nausea, vomiting or feeling short of breath, may be having a heart attack?
5 September 2017 Queensland flu season is officially past its peak
Following a second consecutive decrease in weekly flu numbers, the state’s flu season is now officially past its peak.
29 August 2017 Flu season continues
As the state continues to experience a busier than average flu season, Queensland Health is urging people to take active steps to help reduce the risk of influenza.
29 August 2017 International conference heads to Brisbane
The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) has chosen Brisbane as the host for its first Asia Pacific conference.
27 August 2017 Make No.2 your No.1 priority
Queensland Health has today relaunched a campaign encouraging men and women over the age of 50 to make No. 2 your No. 1 priority.
21 August 2017 Queensland puts paediatric sepsis under microscope
A Gold Coast mum will be sharing her family’s story at a special paediatric forum hosted by Queensland Health today, detailing her daughter‘s battle with a fatal illness.
15 August 2017 Flu numbers soar
A continued spike in the number of confirmed influenza cases this year confirms that Queensland’s flu season has hit with a vengeance.