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Media - News Releases 2018



19 December

Christmas feast to spread good cheer

14 December

Video-calling premature babies: new app helping remote parents

13 December

Survivor issues a plea to drivers

10 December

Special arrival for Ingham Health Service 100th baby

10 December

Donated hospital equipment to help vision impaired locals

10 December

Townsville doctor takes out nation-wide award for teaching excellence

6 December

Burns laser a Queensland first for kids

5 December

Christmas tree marks new beginning for Maddison

4 December

Community urged to stay away from bats

3 December

Volunteers needed to protect Ingham from dengue

3 December

Heartfelt maternity donation brings joy to seniors and bubs

3 December

Dental van making children’s smiles merry and bright this Christmas break

3 December

Artwork to help pave the way for a cure



30 November

Outdoor courtyard revitalizes Home Hill Hospital

27 November

New heart procedure eases pain for elderly patients

23 November

Interactive wall enhances experience for NQ’s sick kids

23 November

Judy Cardillo recognised for 35 years of nursing

21 November

Ayr and Home Hill Health Service celebrate more than 400 years of dedication

20 November

Telehealth brings drug trials to the regions

20 November

Community urged to stay away from bats

5 November

More than 2,900 years of service recognised at Townsville HHS

5 November

Community info session for "Dengue-Safe" program

2 November

Triple bypass patient gets relief thanks to hospital in the home

1 November

That’s gold: Townsville team takes out top spot for Invictus Games rugby



19 October

Townsville HHS joins Emergency services and Army to knock charity goal for six

18 October

Influenza A outbreak at Hughenden Hospital

17 October

Townsville HHS celebrates last P.A.R.T.Y of the year

15 October

Birthday girl marks milestone treatment

11 October

Townsville’s BreastScreen best in the state

11 October

Rural BreastScreen numbers best in the country

6 October

Senior docs band together for mental health

5 October

Taking pathology training on board and back home



27 September

Ramping up facilities at Hughenden Multi-Purpose Health Service

26 September

Applications open to join Health Board

25 September

Mary celebrates half a century of nursing

21 September

A lasting tribute to Dr Evelyn Scott

19 September

Major conferences keep Townsville on the cutting edge

18 September

Paynter awarded top honour for CSSD

18 September

Big smiles as hospital patients celebrate National Therapy Dog Awareness Month

13 September

Sepsis research to aid quicker diagnosis for children

8 September

Record numbers for upskilling program

6 September

Townsville stroke unit leads nation


28 August

Big smiles highlight Dental Health Week 2018

23 August

Home Hill students experience their first PARTY

22 August

Robot concierge trialed at The Townsville Hospital

14 August

Townsville smashes Cairns and Hinterland HHS in participation for 10,000 Steps

13 August

Nurses write the book on neonatal care

9 August

New roof for Ingham Health Service garden

9 August

Ayr doctor appointed to clinical council

1 August Knockout punch for sugary snacks



31 July

Organ donation a chance for normal life for Abigail

25 July

Rare surgery a first for NQ

19 July

More beds to see out winter for TTH

19 July

Ingham Health Service reaches two-year birthing milestone

19 July

New BreastScreen facility a hit with local women

13 July

Birth Centre celebrates 10-year anniversary

5 July

Townsville doctors set out to smash round-the-world Guinness Record for charity

4 July

Kieran Keyes new health service chief executive

4 July

Bed growth and health and knowledge precinct cornerstones of health service future


29 June

Heartfelt donation to support motor neurone patients

28 June

Brave Hannah rings bell to signal end of chemo

28 June

Australian surgeons answer FIGO’s battle call for fistula women

22 June

Townsville HHS elects clinical council

5 June

An outdoor retreat for Home Hill patients



28 May

Ayr Hospital strengthens dental service

25 May

Training first for Townsville Hospital

16 May

Cordy from Charters Qlder number 5 million?

15 May

First PARTY for remote schools

15 May

New advanced eye cameras could help diabetic patients

11 May

Colourful covers brighten up days for families and staff

11 May

Bell signifies the end of cancer treatment for Kahli

9 May

BreastScreen opens new digs

8 May Digger welcomes son into the world via video link

4 May

Treatment brings diver back from depths

1 May

Fundraising boost for lifesaving equipment



27 April

Mental health champion’s legacy endures

26 April

War on Flu reaches critical juncture

20 April

Signing commits to a healthier future for Palm Island

20 April

Council gives clinicians a voice

16 April

Rapid testing improves Influenza response

13 April

Wi-Fi a boost for patients and families

12 April

Board declares war on Influenza

6 April

BreastScreen on the move to Domain

4 April

Cameras switched on for safety


26 March

Rare triplet trio born at The Townsville Hospital

21 March

Public parking gets a boost

20 March

Camera key to healthy smiles

13 March 

New appointment for Townsville HHS chief executive

13 March

Ingham’s big wet poses health risks



23 February

Mental health review makes 37 recommendations

15 February

Nursing graduate joins Joyce Palmer Health Service

14 February

Pathology excellence recognised at Ingham Health Service

13 February

Day of romance still requires consent

6 February

Townsville HHS welcomes allied health graduates

1 February

Vision for primary school readiness at Townsville HHS

1 February

Graduates launch nursing careers in Ayr and Home Hill

1 February

New midwife to join Ingham midwifery team



31 January

Babies boom at The Townsville Hospital

30 January

Leadless pacemaker a first for North Queensland

30 January

Nursing graduates step into rural nursing at Charters Towers Health Service

25 January

Nursing and midwifery graduates take first step in new career

12 January

Townsville Hospital and Health Service welcomes 70 intern doctors

11 January

Ingham physiotherapist sets sights on Commonwealth Games

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Last updated: 18 January 2019