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July - September 2019

New Cardiac Investigations Unit offers high-quality heart care close to home

A new Cardiac Investigation Unit (CIU) is now open at Hervey Bay Hospital, allowing better access to early intervention for heart conditions and better health outcomes for Fraser Coast patients.

Recent exposure a reminder to never handle a bat even if they appear dead

In an unfortunate reminder that bats should never be handled, whether dead or alive, six Wide Bay people have required treatment after being scratched or bitten in the past 16 days. All bats are potential carriers of Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) and any bite or scratch from a bat poses a risk of infection, which is why only trained and vaccinated professionals should handle them.

Tech improves stroke outcomes for Wide Bay patients

Wide Bay patients who experience a stroke have a better chance at a positive recovery, now that Bundaberg and Hervey Bay hospitals have introduced a new imaging technique to improve diagnosis and extend the range of available treatment options.

Partnership provides clear vision for locals

IN LESS than four months since Bundaberg Private Day Hospital opened, more than 270 local public patients requiring cataract procedures have been seen under a public-private partnership with Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service.

Major health boost for growing Fraser Coast community

More patients than ever before are being treated at the Hervey Bay Hospital Emergency Department (ED) thanks to an investment of nearly $45 million by the Palaszczuk Government.

Bundaberg Hospital business case update

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles has today met with Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service board leaders to discuss the $6.7 million Bundaberg Hospital business case.

New hospital, new site – public info sessions explain what happens now

Community members from across Wide Bay have an opportunity to learn more about the next stage of planning for a new hospital in Bundaberg and the opportunities it could bring to the region, at a series of upcoming public information sessions.

Patients benefit from almost 50,000 on-time elective procedures in 5 years

Wide Bay patients have benefited from almost 50,000 on-time elective surgery procedures in the past five financial years, thanks to the outstanding performance of Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service teams.

New service to enhance the care of frail and elderly patients in Wide Bay

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has launched a new seven-day-a-week specialist service to enhance care for people aged 70 and older who present to its emergency departments.

Report highlights a year of achievement

The 2018-19 financial year proved to be another landmark year for Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, in which it continued to sustainably meet wait list and performance targets, built capacity and planned for future infrastructure, and led an exciting process to establish a regional medical program.

Last updated: 3 July 2019