October - December 2019
THE Wide Bay community is invited to take part in a wide range of events as part of Queensland Mental Health Week, to encourage a focus on mental wellness through exercise, fun and creativity.
A book celebrating the history of public health care in the Mundubbera community has been launched at a special dinner marking 20 years since the opening of the town’s Multipurpose Health Service.
Upgrades to Eidsvold Multipurpose Health Service are about to reach its next stage with work on relocating the administration area to the entrance of the hospital commencing on Wednesday.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is in the process of notifying a small number of staff and patients for screening and checks, after a former Hervey Bay Hospital locum doctor tested positive for tuberculosis (TB).
A rarely-performed emergency procedure, which had critical support from the Queensland Children’s Hospital team, has saved the life of a local baby at Bundaberg Hospital.
The significant impact of telehealth bringing care closer to home has been revealed, with new data showing Wide Bay patients have saved at least 1.5 million kilometres of travel by using the service.
The Wide Bay Oral Health Service is in the running for a prestigious Premier’s Excellence Award tomorrow night, after an extraordinary turnaround of dental waiting times during the 2018-19 year.
REPRESENTATIVES from agencies across Bundaberg came together earlier this week to discuss the health challenges the region faces and to start work on addressing them through pro-active, whole-of-community health promotion.
An initiative that aims to reduce unnecessary testing and treatment through evidence-based medicine is achieving great results for Wide Bay patients.
Members of the community who can provide perspectives on what it’s like to interact with local public health services are being invited to join a key consumer group.
The achievements of health staff and volunteers across Wide Bay were recognised last night at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s second annual Excellence Awards.
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 or exceed state performance benchmarks.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is reminding people of the importance of good food hygiene in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.