Department of Health media releases
16 October 2019 Breathing conditions take toll on Queenslanders
A spike in respiratory illnesses like pneumonia and asthma are causing congestion in Queensland’s emergency departments, which are already being taxed by a record flu season.
16 October 2019 Complacency could reduce HPV protection - is your teen at risk?
Health authorities are encouraging parents to check whether their teens have received the full human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine course.
23 September 2019 Emergency Departments a year-round fan favourite
When thinking of Queensland’s bustling emergency departments, it’s easy to get lost in the statistics—but to put it in perspective, there’s more roaming numbers than in a good game of rugby league.
23 September 2019 Health warning as starving bats fall to ground
A remarkable rise in the number of Queenslanders coming into contact with bats has sparked a warning from authorities.
16 September 2019 A life-saving question - could this be sepsis?
When you hear about someone dying from flu, or flu-related illness, in most cases they’ve died from sepsis.
9 September 2019 Biomarker may lead to early fetal alcohol spectrum diagnosis
Queensland Health is reminding pregnant women there is no safe level of alcohol, as researchers look to biomarkers in the blood which may indicate risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
30 August 2019 New animation a tool for conversation
A new social media animation was launched this month in a bid to remind tradies about the importance of mental health and looking out for their mates.
22 August 2019 More than 1 million ED presentations
Queensland public hospitals have seen almost 1.2 million emergency department presentations so far this year.
6 August 2019 Queensland smokers fined for endangering others
Queenslanders continue to endanger the lives of others, including babies and children, by exposing them to tobacco smoke.
28 July 2019 Indie rock legend talks hep C
Their music was the soundtrack for a generation of Queenslanders, with songs such as 'Streets of Your Town' and 'Cattle and Cane'. The Go-Betweens were so influential that a bridge over the Brisbane River was named after them.
23 July 2019 SEQ hospitals treating a 'flunami' of people
This year's flu season could break records but South-East Queensland hospitals are managing the increased demand thanks to the Winter Bed Strategy.
12 July 2019 Parents: save a life, one flu jab at a time
Parents of children under five are being urged to have their children vaccinated against flu, as notifications continue to ramp up.
11 July 2019 Statement from Queensland Health regarding the unexpected closure of private aged care facility on the Gold Coast
A private aged care facility on the Gold Coast this afternoon appears to have unexpectedly ceased operating.
Queensland Health is urging women aged 50–74 to have a breast check, after new data revealed participation rates were dropping.
10 July 2019 Community consultation opens on CQ rehab site
The Central Queensland community will be able to have their say on a possible site for a new 42-bed residential rehabilitation site in Rockhampton from today.
19 June 2019 Bathroom banger better than baby shark
Young Queenslanders will smile brighter thanks to a new animated song launched by Queensland Health to make toothbrushing more fun.
5 June 2019 Would you know how to save a life?
Queensland Health has launched a new social media campaign for Queenslanders on how to use an EpiPen.
31 May 2019 Don’t give up trying to quit
One in seven Queenslanders aged 14 and older are daily smokers but the state’s Quitline service has recorded a sharp rise in callers desperate to kick the habit.
30 May 2019 Croup cases to climb as nights chill
Almost 30 kids a day are turning up at Queensland emergency departments with croup and health authorities warn the number of cases will rise as temperatures drop and more viruses do the rounds.
27 May 2019 Avert a dining disaster this winter
Fancy some salmonella soup, followed by bacteria stroganoff and a severe case of diarrhoea, vomiting and fevers?