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April - June 2019

Palaszczuk Government allocates $6.7 million for Bundaberg Hospital business case

Bundaberg will know the site of its new hospital in 2020 with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing $6.7 million for a detailed business case.

$40 million for mental health on the Fraser Coast

The Palaszczuk Government is investing almost $40 million in mental health services on the Fraser Coast.

CRG Chairs helping give their communities a voice

Chairs of the region’s Community Reference Groups (CRGs) are working together to provide real feedback from local patients and residents into Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s future planning.

Patients treated quicker thanks to ED, QAS teams

Wide Bay emergency patients are being treated and admitted more quickly and ambulances are getting back on the road faster, thanks to the hard work of local health and ambulance workers.

1st year nurses join Bundaberg and rural team

Bundaberg Hospital has hosted orientation this week for a group of postgraduate nurses who are part of Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s mid-year intake.

WBHHS to expand Nurse Navigator program

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service will continue to expand its Nurse Navigator team, following the Minister for Health’s announcement the positions would be made permanent across the state.

World No Tobacco Day is the perfect time to quit

With more than 100 people from Wide Bay dying due to lung cancer each year, this year’s World No Tobacco Day is a reminder that there’s never been a better time to quit smoking.

Bundaberg Hospital announcement a big win for community's future

The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board and Service have welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement that the search would now begin for a new site for a future Bundaberg Hospital.

WBHHS launches Bundaberg Midwifery Group Practice

More personalised care will soon be available to prospective mums, with the upcoming launch of a Midwifery Group Practice at Bundaberg Hospital.

WBHHS notifies small group of staff and patients of possible risk of pertussis

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is notifying a very small number of staff and patients who had direct or indirect contact with a Bundaberg Hospital Family Unit team member who tested positive for pertussis.

Help make a difference to cancer patients by joining advisory group

DO YOU have lived experience of cancer, whether as a patient, family member or carer? Would you like to use those experiences to help shape future cancer services and benefit other patients?

New medical ward opens at Hervey Bay Hospital

A new medical ward is now open at Hervey Bay Hospital, increasing its medical inpatient capacity and helping to improve waiting times and patient flow out of the emergency department.

Gin Gin Hospital wins state pathology award

Gin Gin Hospital has been awarded a prestigious pathology award recognising excellence in point-of-care testing, allowing Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service clinicians to make faster decisions about patient care.

Maryborough Hospital wins state pathology award

Maryborough Hospital has been awarded a prestigious pathology award recognising excellence in point-of-care testing, allowing Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service clinicians to make faster decisions about patient care.

Last updated: 26 July 2019