Public health notice – listeria

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria which causes Listeriosis, has been detected in a batch of commercial sliced ham served to patients and families in the Queensland Children’s Hospital between 10 and 20 May 2019. Listeria is a common bacteria found widely in the environment (soil, water, vegetation) and rarely causes serious …

Health alert – dengue fever

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Locally acquired case of Dengue in Central Queensland As of 24 May 2019 Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service has confirmed Dengue in a Rockhampton resident who has not travelled overseas, nor to Far North Queensland. Central Queensland Public Health Unit (CQPHU) is investigating this case and the place of …

World Asthma Day

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

7 May 2019 is World Asthma Day. To mark the day, the National Asthma Council has released and answered Australians’ top 6 questions about asthma – from using spacers to asthma diagnosis in older Australians; how to manage asthma when pregnant and the effect of fragrances on asthma and allergies. …

Public health alert: syphilis outbreak in Central Queensland

In Central Queensland, News by Jasmin Midgley

Outbreak of infectious syphilis in Central Queensland Attn: All clinicians in Central Queensland There has been an increase in cases of infectious syphilis in Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service area where it’s considered to be an outbreak. The recent syphilis cases in the region appears to be mainly in …

Product recall: Weleda Baby Teething Powder 60g

In News by Jasmin Midgley

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Weleda Australia Pty Ltd, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling batches of Weleda Baby Teething Powder 60g. The recall is being conducted because small, threadlike (up to approximately 1 cm long and less than 1 mm wide), soft, slivers of white plastic …

13 HEALTH webtest update

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

The 13 HEALTH webtest was set up as a pilot and research project to offer additional chlamydia and gonorrhoea urine test request options for young people unlikely or unable to attend a health service for sexually transmissible infections (STI) testing. The webtest project built on the success of the Townsville …

Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment – What and Why? Driving is an important part of our lives and identity – facilitating freedom and independence. Driving, however is a complex task and requires the following skills: Physical ability Vision Regulation Thinking skills Any deficit in any of those abilities as a result …