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January - March 2020

Queensland Olympic great calls for action on child concussions

Could it be concussion? – emergency docs and Australia’s first Winter Olympics Gold Medallist Steven Bradbury are calling on parents to consider the question following a spike in cases across the state.

First Year Doctors begin 2020 internships

Today 36 junior doctors are embarking on the first steps of their medical careers at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service facilities. The new interns, 27 who are based at Bundaberg and 9 at Hervey Bay, are participating in a week-long orientation program to familiarise themselves with each hospital, its services and clinical practice and procedures.

Patients surge through emergency doors during holidays

More than 3,600 patients came through the doors of Wide Bay emergency departments during the peak holiday period in what was a significant increase on the previous year, health service data has revealed.

New ED serves growing needs of region, with almost 43,000 cases in first year

Hervey Bay Hospital’s emergency department team saw almost 43,000 cases walk through the doors of its state-of-the art new facility in its first year of operation, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service data reveals.

New group of graduate nurses start their careers in Wide Bay

FIFTY-TWO new nurses have begun their careers at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service facilities as part of the initial 2020 graduate intake.

WBHHS named top Wide Bay blood donor, saving more than 2,000 lives

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has taken out the top spot in both Bundaberg and Hervey Bay for saving the most lives through blood donation as part of the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Teams program.

Expanded Maryborough Hospital Emergency Department opens

A NEW-LOOK Maryborough Hospital emergency department was officially opened today, following a multimillion-dollar upgrade that will transform the patient experience.

WBHHS celebrates achievements of female leaders in its workforce

AS the world prepares to commemorate its 46th official International Women’s Day, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s new “top doc” has been reflecting on the rise of women in the medical workforce throughout her own 36-year career in medicine.

Bundaberg Hospital helipad closed for non critical flights while work takes place

Bundaberg Hospital’s helipad will be partly closed for the next three weeks to enable vital work to occur on the roof of a nearby building.

Traditional Custodians work with health service to Close the Gap

ELDERS and Traditional Custodians from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clans across the Wide Bay Burnett are working with Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to improve health outcomes for their people, through an innovative and collaborative new advisory group.

Last updated: 3 February 2020