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January - March 2021

Wide Bay to benefit from $12.13 million funding injection

Fraser Coast patients will benefit from a $12.13 million injection to boost health services in the region.

COVID-19 vaccine comes to Fraser Coast healthcare workers as new hub stands up

Frontline healthcare staff in Maryborough have started to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from today, with a new AstraZeneca hub now online at Maryborough Hospital.

Wide Bay healthcare workers step up to receive first COVID-19 vaccines

Frontline workers at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service are among the first people in regional Queensland to be given the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, starting from today.

$5.3M roof upgrade to top off significant investment in Maryborough Hospital

THE Palaszczuk Government has today announced a $5.3 million roof replacement and repair project for Maryborough Hospital, as part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring the heritage-listed facility continues to be fit for purpose well into the future.

Mental health care to be transformed as construction starts on new inpatient unit

THE main stage of construction is set to get under way on a new acute mental health inpatient unit at Hervey Bay Hospital, creating 39 construction-related jobs, and up to 30 additional ongoing health-related roles.

Quality of Care Report delivers transparent information about top-class WBHHS care

Patients and the community can be confident they’re receiving world-class care in Wide Bay hospitals, with the release of a new report demonstrating strong performance on safety and quality measures.

Graduate nurses ready to start their careers in Wide Bay

FORTY-SIX enthusiastic first-year nurses have joined the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service team as part of the 2021 nurse graduate intake.

WBHHS Lifeblood team saves more than 3,000 lives through donations

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has taken out the top spot in Hervey Bay and placed 2nd in Bundaberg for saving the most lives through blood donation as part of the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Teams program.

National campaign focuses on healthy relationships and contraception

On the eve of Valentine's Day, our local lovebirds are being encouraged by the Wide Bay Sexual Health Service to engage in healthy relationships and ensure they use a range of widely available methods of contraception

Community’s first look at proposed hospital

Concept designs for a new hospital in Bundaberg have been released today and will be showcased for the next two weeks online and through public information displays and pop-up sessions.

New ‘Panther’ in Wide Bay means faster COVID-19 results and earlier intervention

A state-of-the-art new pathology testing machine has been installed at Hervey Bay Hospital, boosting testing capacity across Wide Bay and reducing waits for results for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

New fever clinic to be established for Discovery Coast residents, visitors

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is establishing a new fever clinic in Agnes Water, to respond to a demand for COVID-19 testing among Discovery Coast residents and visitors.

New outpatient area set to enhance experience for Fraser Coast families

A NEW outpatient clinic area specifically for paediatric, maternity and gynaecology patients is set to open at Hervey Bay Hospital from tomorrow, improving comfort and privacy for Fraser Coast families.

Recollections from an amazing 50 years of caring for her community

LONG-TIME enrolled nurse Denise Holdway has recently celebrated an amazing 50 years of caring for patients – the vast majority of which has been spent at Mundubbera Multipurpose Health Service.

Holiday spike in emergency presentations across the Wide Bay

More than 3,800 patients came through the doors of Wide Bay emergency departments during the peak holiday period in what was a solid increase on the previous year, health service data has revealed.

First-year doctors provide welcome boost to Wide Bay’s medical workforce

Local hospitals have been boosted by a group of 37 first-year doctors as part of the 2021 Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service medical intern program.

WBHHS provides access to cutting edge cancer trials for regional patients

Local cancer patients now have access to new therapies that aim to boost survival rates and reduce recurrence of disease, thanks to Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s involvement in a range of ground-breaking clinical trials. WBHHS’s participation in the trials means Wide Bay patients can access world-class, cutting-edge treatment closer to home.

Last updated: 6 January 2021