January - March 2019
An important step in the $14.37 million upgrade of Maryborough Hospital has been taken, with the completion of the specialist outpatients department stage of the project.
February data has revealed that Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is continuing its strong waiting time performance despite facing escalating levels of patient demand.
Bundaberg Hospital staff, visitors and the broader community will now be able to support the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation by simply recycling bottles and cans.
A roundtable to progress training doctors in Central Queensland and Wide Bay is taking place in Rockhampton today. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said key stakeholders have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop and deliver a partnership to achieve a medical program in Central Queensland and Wide Bay.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s North Burnett community nurses are achieving excellent outcomes as part of the School Immunisation Program, consistently reaching well above the state benchmark.
Hervey Bay Hospital’s new Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) will open in the new emergency department building tomorrow, in a crucial next step to expand the facility’s short-stay bed capacity and improve patient outcomes.
Today’s release of January 2019 performance data has revealed a strong start of the year for the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service despite the pressure of nearly 11,000 emergency patients and more than 400 elective surgery patients being treated during the month.
The Wide Bay Public Health Unit is reminding the community to take active steps to avoid mosquito bites, after trapping in the past four weeks identified Ross River Virus in mosquitoes collected from coastal areas of Fraser Coast.
Residents of the Discovery Coast area will benefit from a new Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service patient travel subsidy ruling that will offer new or increased reimbursements for trips to Bundaberg Hospital.
A special guest, of the four-legged kind, visited Mundubbera Multi-Purpose Health Service on Valentine’s Day to help celebrate the 106th birthday of a resident.
WIDE Bay Hospital and Health Service has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to safety and accountability, with its latest Quality of Care Report highlighting a range of indicators that continue to meet and exceed state and national benchmarks.
Wide Bay Q Clinic team are encouraging budding lovebirds to ensure that they have the consent of their partner before getting amorous on Valentine’s Day.
Health services across the Wide Bay will welcome 39 new nursing and midwifery graduates, as they kick start their careers in the coming weeks.
A new acute medical ward will open at Bundaberg Hospital today, helping Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to meet the ever-growing healthcare needs of the local community.
Hervey Bay Hospital’s new emergency department will open its doors to patients next week, heralding a new era of health care for the Fraser Coast and broader Wide Bay region.
Thirty-five junior doctors will start the next stage of their medical careers at Bundaberg and Hervey Bay hospitals this month.
The Christmas and New Year holidays have proven to be a busy period for staff at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service emergency departments.
The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board has reassured the community the $3 million business case for a new or significantly refurbished Bundaberg Hospital is pressing ahead as planned.