Biloela Community Health will soon provide free childhood immunisations with child health checks. Clinical Nurse Child Health Letitia Graving said parents could once again coordinate their child’s vaccinations and developmental health checks in follow-on appointments.
No patient is waiting longer than they should for a specialist appointment at Emerald Hospital. This is one of the rare occasions that a big fat ZERO warrants a major celebration. Nobody is prouder than Senior Administration Officer Jodie Lowther who has worked tirelessly with the Emerald team to ensure every patient who needs to see a specialist gets an appointment on time.
Expressions of interest are invited for appointment to the Consumer Advocacy Group (CAG) from members of the Gladstone and Banana Shire area. The Consumer Advocacy Group is a volunteer forum aimed at strengthening the capacity of consumers, carers and the community to engage and participate in key activities in the Gladstone and Banana hospital and health service.
Gladstone Hospital invites all interested parties to information sessions about the planning phase of the hospital’s $42m Emergency Department project. Sessions will be held on Thursday, 7 July, 2016, at Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (Conference room 3), at 3pm and 6pm. Staff will be available to answer questions after the 30-minute presentations.
Biloela patients now have access to a general physician, with fortnightly clinics held by specialists visiting from Gladstone Hospital. Dr Waranga Jayawickrama held the first clinic last week (Friday, 1 July), and was happy to be providing the service to Biloela people to save them travelling out of town.
A special service will be held at the Rockhampton Memorial Gardens on July 13 to recognise babies lost before 20 weeks of pregnancy. The next service will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday, July 13, at the Memorial Gardens, on Lakes Creek Road, Nerimbera.
For more information please phone hospital chaplain Melissa on 0408 939 640, or Social Worker Anne Lorraway on 4920 6211.
Rockhampton Hospital’s free shuttle bus service from the city centre has a new expanded timetable making it even more convenient. The free bus service has ferried more than 112,000 people to and from the hospital since it was introduced in March 2008 to alleviate parking congestion caused by redevelopment
works at the hospital.
Today heralds a major milestone at Rockhampton Hospital as the first patients receive their radiation oncology treatment locally. Rockhampton Hospital Executive Director Jo Whitehead said it was a historic occasion for the people of Central Queensland, and 500 locals each year will no longer have to travel to Brisbane for their radiation therapy treatment.
Rockhampton Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Unit now sports a colourfully painted pamphlet cabinet, spreading powerful messages of hope. The project was the brainchild of new consumer carer consultant Lester Weston who enlisted the help of inpatients over the past three months to add their artistic flair in a permanent way. It was unveiled this week at a celebration in the unit.
An independent report into Rockhampton Hospital Maternity Unit has endorsed the changes already under way to improve maternity and midwifery services at Rockhampton Hospital. The report, commissioned by Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Len Richards in February, was prompted by four serious clinical incidents in the unit in the previous 12 months.