Department of Health media releases
23 December 2019 Check on friends and family this festive season
Hardships of many kinds, financial, drought, fires and floods, work and relationships can all lead to an extremely difficult Christmas and New Year period for some. Loneliness and missing loved ones can be particularly stressful at this time too.
29 November 2019 Hospital demand increasing
Emergency departments across the state continue to see an increase in presentations each month.
16 November 2019 New tech trial hitting schoolies
A new technology is being trialled at this year’s Schoolies in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of UV exposure and encourage young Queenslanders to practise sun safe behaviours.
12 November 2019 Bushfire smoke warning: health advice
Current bushfire conditions have resulted in very poor air quality in Brisbane, Ipswich and Gold Coast areas. Queensland Health recommends that these communities take the following actions.
10 November 2019 Health statement on current Queensland bush fires
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young is advising Queenslanders to look out for themselves and their family and friends’ health during the current bush fire situation across the state.
5 November 2019 New program to save 80 families from the agony of stillbirth
Queensland Health will launch a major statewide improvement project to reduce preventable stillbirths by 20 per cent by 2022.
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.