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Local practice recognised for patient focused care

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Divine medical Centre/ La Divino Skin & Cosmetic Clinic on the Fraser Coast has been awarded Patients’ Choice 2016 winner and ranked in the Top 100 General Practices in Australia. There’s over 2,000 general practices listed on HealthEngine, so ranking in the Top 100 is a huge achievement and a testament …

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Interim arrangements for the National Cervical Screening Program

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The renewed National Cervical Screening Program will be implemented on 1 December 2017, supported by the National Cancer Screening Register. Until the renewed National Cervical Screening Program is implemented, our existing world-class cervical screening program will continue as per the current screening pathway for eligible women.  It is important that …

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Outreach services supporting persistent pain management for children

In Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

A specialist multidisciplinary pain management service for children and young adolescents with chronic/persistent pain (aged 14 years and under) will be visiting the region in June this year. Support Kids in Pain (SKiP) are a community based not-for-profit who have been providing multidisciplinary pain assessments, pain education, group pain management programs and professional …

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Feedback sought on making rheumatic heart disease a notifiable condition

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Communicable Diseases Branch of Queensland Health is engaging key stakeholders and experts to assess the suitability and feasibility of including rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as a clinically notifiable condition in Queensland. As part of this process, we are seeking feedback from relevant organisations, stakeholders, and persons involved in the …

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SPOT ON project representing Australia on the International stage

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Earlier this month the team behind the SPOT ON project presented at the 17th International conference on Integrated Care in Dublin, Ireland. Di Cross and Dr Sandra Peters were selected out of over 700 applicants to present on the local hospital avoidance initiative. Researchers, clinicians and managers,  engaged in the …

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Messy Playgroup in Buderim

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Playgroup Queensland is holding a Messy Playgroup at the Mons Playgroup Centre in Buderim on Thursday, 8 June as part of its National Playgroup Week celebrations. The day starts at 10am and goes for two hours. Bring the littlies and get them slimed, gooped, painted or muddied. Other activities include: …

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Free paediatric first aid for parents

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Sunshine Coast parents are invited to attend Australia’s only fully funded paediatric first aid course in Twin Waters this June. The course will empower parents with the vital knowledge and skills of first aid, as well as teaching the best action to take in an emergency situation. Qualified paramedics and …

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Zach’s Ceremony screening for free on the Sunshine Coast

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The local Health Partnership has arranged a free screening of the critically acclaimed Indie film ‘Zach’s Ceremony’. It focuses on the personal struggles of identity and culture faced by a young Aboriginal man. Audiences will develop a greater understanding of the significance of cultural practices in forming a basis for …

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Lions Clubs International celebrates its 100th Birthday

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Lions as a worldwide service organisation that was founded on June 7th 1917 by Melvin Jones in the US. An international movement to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world. In Australia the first club was chartered in the Lismore area 70 years ago. Australian clubs have a …

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Can you support the winter blanket appeal?

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Drysdale Funerals are running their annual winter blanket appeal to help those in need. If you have some blankets you are not using or a doona that has been sitting on top of the cupboard? You can drop-off blankets at your nearest Drysdale Funerals, located in Nambour or Tewantin. These will …

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Thinking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

The Deadly Thinking program is being delivered free to communities across Central Queensland. This social, emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention program is specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It confronts core social and mental wellbeing issues in a culturally appropriate, accessible and compelling way. In the context …

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Sexually transmitted debt

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

People who are financially disadvantaged can be vulnerable to complex and interconnected problems related to family law, domestic violence, tenancy and debt, and may not understand their legal rights and responsibilities or where to go for help. Community workers are invited to attend a webinar featuring presentations on the issues …

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Free online palliative care training

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

New online training is now freely available to health professionals and others who provide palliative care to older persons in the community. The training will help professionals to improve the quality of their practice and was jointly developed by Australian Health and Hospitals Association and Silver Chain Training. The free …