Current News

January 2017

30 January 2017

CQ Health Consumer and Community Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest are invited for appointment to the CQ Health Consumer and Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) from members of the Central Queensland community.

24 January 2017

Gladstone Hospital gets new Orthopaedic Clinic

Gladstone Hospital is introducing a specialist orthopaedic clinic today, reducing the need for patients to travel away for treatment. Executive Director Gladstone-Banana Jo Glover said specialists would run clinics twice a week, providing assessment and review of all orthopaedic patients locally in Gladstone.

20 January 2017

Vaccines offered free through schools

All Year 7 students are eligible for free vaccines as part of the Queensland School Immunisation Program. Dr Kerryn Coleman, Director of the Central Queensland Public Health Unit, urged parents to chase up their children’s consent form early in the year to enable their children to participate.

20 January 2017

Vaccines offered free through schools

All Year 7 students are eligible for free vaccines as part of the Queensland School Immunisation Program. Dr Kerryn Coleman, Director of the Central Queensland Public Health Unit, urged parents to chase up their children’s consent form early in the year to enable their children to participate.

18 January 2017

Rockhampton Hospital welcomes new interns

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service welcomes 34 interns to the medical team this week. The new doctors have just completed their medical studies and are starting work with an intensive orientation program at Rockhampton Hospital.

December 2016

6 December 2016

Missed appointments cost the community

More than 3000 people failed to attend their appointments at Gladstone Hospital’s Specialist Outpatients Department last year. In the past 12 months, 3017 appointments were missed, including 1052 new appointments, and 1965 review appointments.

1 December 2016

The changing face of HIV

Today is World AIDS Day, and the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the amazing developments helping people living with HIV and AIDS. Rockhampton residents are taking part in a HIV prevention trial, where people at-risk take a tablet every day to prevent the virus becoming established in the body.

October 2016

26 October 2016

Emerald Hospital Travel Office moves upstairs

Emerald Hospital’s Travel Office has relocated to the peace and quiet of the first floor. In an effort to offer patients greater privacy and comfort in discussing their claims related to medical issues, Patient Travel has been relocated to offices adjacent to the lift on the first floor.

26 October 2016

Hospital gives new mum the gift of life

New mum Kate Bellert has been to hell and back, and she’s thanking a large team of Rockhampton Hospital staff for saving her life.

11 October 2016

New specialist cares for older Central Queenslanders

Older Central Queenslanders now have access to a specialist geriatrician with the arrival of Dr Dhiraj Saini. Dr Saini works half-time at Rockhampton Hospital, based in the Sub Acute Geriatric Evaluation (SAGE) Unit, and half-time as a private consultant (both geriatrician and general physician) based at the Mater Hospital.

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