Media releases

View our latest media releases. For all media enquiries please contact Media and Relationships Officer Matt Norman on 07 5456 8100.

Healthy Towns nominations close this Friday [PDF, 493KB] 

12 September 2018 | Community groups across the Sunshine Coast and Gympie are being urged to submit nominations for the Healthy Towns Awards program before entries close on Friday, 14 September.


Take time to protect against suicide [PDF, 513KB] 

04 September 2018 | Business leaders in the Gympie community are stepping up to access new training to protect their staff and workplaces from suicide.


PHN welcomes new rehab for Rockhampton [PDF, 247KB] 

22 February 2018 | Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN CEO, Pattie Hudson has welcomed the release of the Queensland Government’s Action on Ice strategy, in particular the previously announced commitment to fund a new residential rehabilitation facility in Rockhampton.


Lets get Gympie’s kids ready for school [PDF, 348KB] 

22 January 2018 | Child therapy services in Gympie have receive a $120,000 funding boost to kick off the new school year. Debbie Blumel, CEO for Children’s Therapy Centre said families in Gympie would be able to access free therapy sessions for developmentally vulnerable children.


Some simple life hacks could rescue your New Year health resolutions before it is too late [PDF, 260KB] 

10 January 2018 | There is still time for Wide Bay residents to make their health resolutions come true with a few easy “life hacks’’. Molly Blain, the My Health for Life Support Officer for Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN said it was often better to make simple, considered changes to your health, than trying to tackle major health and lifestyle changes in one go.


Peer workers to boost mental health services in Wide Bay [PDF, 244KB] 

19 December 2017 | Mental health services in the Wide bay have received a boost with the addition of 11 fully qualified peer workers providing lived experience counselling across Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.


Free women’s health specialist launching outreach services in Moura [PDF, 330KB] 

18 December 2017 | A new outreach clinic is coming to Moura this today and will provide women with access to free, confidential reproductive and sexual health check-ups. The clinic being held at the Moura hospital and will cover all aspects of women’s health including all contraception, cervical screening, breast examination, period problems, pregnancy planning and menopause.