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January - March 2019

Outpatients done, ED work to start at Maryborough

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.

Waiting time performance strong despite demand

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.

School girl leads recycling fundraising for hospital

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.

Wide Bay medical program one step closer

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.

North Burnett nurses praised for vaccine effort

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.

New Hervey Bay CDU crucial to helping ED

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.

January data reveals strong waiting time performance

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.

Mosquitoes with Ross River identified on Fraser Coast

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.

Patient travel changes a win for Discovery Coast locals

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.

Mundubbera resident celebrates 106th birthday

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.

Quality of Care Report highlights improvement

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.

Q Clinic promotes consent on National Condom Day

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.

Nursing graduates start at Wide Bay HHS

Health services across the Wide Bay will welcome 39 new nursing and midwifery graduates, as they kick start their careers in the coming weeks.

New medical ward opens at Bundaberg Hospital

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.

New Hervey Bay ED preparing to open doors

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 first year doctors join the Wide Bay team

Thirty-five junior doctors will start the next stage of their medical careers at Bundaberg and Hervey Bay hospitals this month.

Nearly 3500 patients through local EDs during Christmas break

The Christmas and New Year holidays have proven to be a busy period for staff at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service emergency departments.

Update on Bundaberg Hospital business case

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.

Last updated: 26 July 2019