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October - December 2019

Mental Health Week activities to focus on wellness… and you’re invited!

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.

History of great care celebrated at Mundubbera book launch

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.

Next stage of upgrades to create safer and welcoming Eidsvold MPHS entry

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.

Tuberculosis screening at Hervey Bay Hospital

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).

Life-saving surgery highlights partnership with Children’s Hospital

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.

Telehealth helps save Wide Bay patients 1.5M kilometres of travel

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.

Wide Bay oral health team finalist at Premier’s Excellence Awards

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.

Agencies come together to put health promotion firmly on the agenda

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.

Choosing Wisely helps reduce unnecessary testing for Wide Bay patients

An initiative that aims to reduce unnecessary testing and treatment through evidence-based medicine is achieving great results for Wide Bay patients.

Consumers invited to join key group to advise on public health services

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.

WBHHS celebrates volunteers and staff at annual awards

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.

Latest Quality of Care Report showcases safety and accountability

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.

Christmas food hygiene essential as we prepare for a summer scorcher

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.

Last updated: 7 May 2020