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Media - News Releases 2015

December

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31 December Don't let too much festive cheer ruin your New Year's celebrations
22 December Christmas cheer delivered on a plate at The Townsville Hospital
22 December Community urged to prepare for wet weather
18 December Don't spend your Christmas holidays in hospital; avoid the fatal five
15 December Santa delivers early present as baby Evie goes home for Christmas
9 December Birth Centre no brainer for Winterstein baby no 3
2 December Rehab journey carves out new hobby in time for Christmas
2 December PNG emergency doctor visits TTH
2 December Put safety at the top of the list this Christmas
1 December Decorations showcase true meaning of Christmas

November

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20 November Important blood management device donated to Townsville Hospital
20 November Townsville Hospital and Health Board meets in Richmond and Hughenden
18 November 7000 years of dedication recognised at The Townsville Hospital
17 November Schoolies encouraged to play safe: Townsville Hospital ED
16 November New recruit for Ingham Health Service
9 November Public health messages delivered to rural communities
9 November Ingham Health Service prepares for little footsteps
5 November Triple treat for Bloomsbury couple
5 November Dedicated Charters Towers health staff honoured

October

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29 October TTH supports water prevention during restrictions
28 October Personal focus keeps families in the picture
26 October Patient opinion launches at Townsville HHS
26 October New Hughenden DON
26 October Breast cancer message being heard
26 October Ayr health service grateful for gift
22 October Townsville Hospital achieves baby friendly accreditation
12 October Townsville HHS surplus
8 October Mental health week
6 October Townsville Health Symposium

September

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30 September Townsville HHS 2014-15 Annual Report
22 September Volunteers start young at TTH
21 September Charters Towers hosts diabetes expo
9 September Focus on prostate cancer
9 September Medical disaster preparedness course

August

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31 August New midwives join birth centre
31 August Community partners
25 August Big smiles in the park
21 August Influenza caution
18 August Gastroenteritis increase urges vigilance
7 August Record numbers for BreastScreen Townsville

July

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7 July Cultural focus for security recruits
15 July National Pain Week
16 July Neighbourhood garden project
16 July Anaesthetics icon retires from The Townsville Hospital
17 July Townsville to Cairns bike ride
20 July TTH cardiac catheter lab donation
22 July Beanies for brain cancer
22 July Cochlear implant service starts at TTH
23 July Clinical Governance Strategy supports patient care
23 July Palm Island renal unit recommences
28 July Peripheral Artery Disease
30 July Townsville HHS renal units embrace ieMR
31 July Research at the forefront for Townsville HHS 

June

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1 June Townsville Hospital neonatal unit leads the way with Family Integrated Care study
9 June Early detection can save your life: the vital message for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
9 June Changes to Palm Island dental services
15 June Mental health a focus for Men's Health Week
23 June Research on peripheral artery disease to be discussed at National Centre of Research Excellence annual meeting
30 June Flexible visiting: next step in person-centred care at Townsville HHS

May

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1 May Type 2 diabetes on the rise
5 May Townsville Hospital celebrates midwives
7 May Townsville beats dengue in 2014-15 season
7 May Putting People First at Townsville HHS
8 May Communication the key according to Lyn
11 May Nurses and midwives recognised this International Nurses Day
14 May Elderene's marathon effort to Stop Tumours Ending Friendships (Stef)
18 May Top notch care praised after Victorian couple's nine-month hospital stay
19 May ED Physician Assistants a first for Queensland
20 May Rural and remote health on the agenda as Townsville Hospital and Health Board meets in Ayr
25 May Dying to talk: the conversation you need to have this Palliative Care Week
27 May Palliative Care Centre praise for volunteers

April

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2 April Derelle completes 1000th dive
2 April Campylobacter outbreak prompts chicken prep advice
15 April Townsville first outside Brisbane to offer new heart starter
16 April Townsville Hospital celebrates 10 years of healthy hearing
20 April Angel Anne preps for pyjama walk
23 April Townsville Hospital nurses to march this ANZAC Day
23 April Townsville Hospital staff prepare their water wings for charity swim
24 April Townsville Hospital commemorates 100 years of ANZAC
28 April Charters Towers Hospital addresses the elephant in the (examining) room
28 April Immunity boosts the key to good health
29 April Ayr Health Service to celebrate another decade of maternity care

March

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3 March Townsville GP's given heads up on what's new with the Flu
9 March Katrina tightens her laces for the ANZACs
10 March World Glaucoma Week; early diagnosis the key
11 March Dedicated Townsville Hospital staff provide support to Central Queensland HHS
12 March A brave shave for THHS nurse
12 March Rod farewells Townsville Hospital after 36 years
13 March New Ditto Tablets are being used to calm nerves in The Townsville Hospital's Emergency Department
16 March Celebrating people: World Social Work Day 2015
18 March Townsville Hospital children’s oncology unit benefits North Queensland kids battling cancer
19 March Townsville Hospital's tiniest patient makes history
26 March Scholarship to help Townsville Hospital neonatal unit
26 March Guns and Hoses gives to Medical 5 Ward
27 March Townsville Hospital birth centre celebrates 1000th baby
31 March Dietician to harness healthy eating in the Burdekin
31 March Stay safe this Easter

February

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4 February Triple thrill for Cairns couple and Townsville Hospital
6 February National recognition for Townsville BreastScreen
9 February New nurses and midwives start careers at Townsville HHS
10 February Rural grads to start work at the Ingham and Charters Towers Health Service
10 February Ingham stands tall on falls prevention
19 February Healthy Weight Week

January

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30 January National Health Standards confirmed top notch at Townsville HHS
26 January Diana wins well deserved award
23 January Familiarity, fun and planning the keys to starting Prep
21 January HHS Boost - more jobs for local grads
20 January More jobs for nurse grads as nursing grows at Townsville HHS
19 January Lunchboxes: packing your five food groups
17 January TTH boasts highest compliance in acute rheumatic heart disease treatment
14 January New allied health graduates
09 January Diggers' visit to lift Cohan's spirits
07 January Townsville Hospital and Health Service welcomes 70 graduate doctors

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