Current News

May 2016

17 May 2016

Home dialysis training moves away from hospital

Rockhampton Hospital’s home training dialysis unit has moved into a new convenient location in the city heart. The seven-chair unit was previously located in the Renal Unit at Rockhampton Hospital, and Nurse Unit Manager Jenny Anderson is delighted with the new training rooms in the clinic on the corner of East and Archer streets, in the same location as the self-care unit.

16 May 2016

Emerald Hospital supports local families

Emerald Hospital is helping families stay healthy by providing free childhood immunisations with child health checks. Cathy Hampton, Nurse Unit Manager Child Health, said parents could now organise their child’s immunisation and in the same appointment have their child’s developmental health checked.

12 May 2016

Nurses put their patients first

Ever since Karen Smith did her first rotation in Intensive Care at Rockhampton Hospital 30 years ago she knew she’d found her calling. The Nurse Unit Manager of Rockhampton Hospital Intensive Care Unit reflected today on her career on International Nurses Day, the birth date of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

12 May 2016

Gladstone Emergency team star performers

Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department has had an outstanding week, recording near-perfect waiting times. National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) is a key performance indicator allowing comparison for hospitals across the country. It measures the number of patients who are
seen, treated and leave the Emergency Department within four hours.

April 2016

27 April 2016

Mental health support for rural areas

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service has boarded the TARDDHiS, but it’s nothing to do with the Time Lord, it’s all about supporting local residents in tough times. The name is a mouthful – Tackling Adversity in Regional Drought and Disaster affected communities through Integrating Health Services (TARDDHiS) Program – and it’s about helping local clinicians deal with mental health issues.

26 April 2016

Smiles are free Gladstone Hospital

A merry band of willing helpers is spreading cheer and goodwill at Gladstone Hospital by greeting visitors with a smile. Four members of the Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary volunteer at the information booth at the main Park Street entrance, welcoming visitors and showing directions.

26 April 2016

Gladstone specialists support Banana clinicians

Gladstone Hospital specialists hit the road to Biloela last week to promote the health service network and share information with local clinicians. Surgeons Dr Emilia Dauway, Dr Stefaan De Clercq and Dr Mohamed Al-Askari and Paediatrician Dr Lloyd Bwanaisa joined Nurse Manager - Projects Amy Corbet and GP Liaison Officer Hannah Nugent for the information evening.

15 April 2016

Health Service chief resigns

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Len Richards has resigned to take up the position of Deputy Chief Executive (Deputy Director-General) in South Australia Health, Board Chair Charles Ware said yesterday.

March 2016

16 March 2016

National midwifery boss supports Rockhampton Hospital staff

The Chief Executive Officer of Australian College of Midwives was in Rockhampton today to support midwives and see progress on work being done in the Maternity Unit.

10 March 2016

Specialist appointment creates clear future for eye service

Rockhampton Hospital this week welcomes its very own full-time staff specialist ophthalmologist. Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Len Richards said the appointment of Dr Devaraj A. Supramaniam was great news for the community.