Media releases

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Pregnant women urged not to stay mum on COVID vaccination – PDF (88 KB)

17 November 2021 | A Central Queensland doctor specialising in women’s health is urging women who are pregnant as
well as new Mums to get the COVID vaccination before the Queensland border opens next month.


Don’t give Grandma COVID for Christmas – PDF (91 KB)

16 November 2021 | With the Queensland border on track to open to southern states the week before Christmas, people who are still unvaccinated are being urged to step up and get the jab before COVID arrives in the community


Lifestyle café helps keep Hervey Bay seniors on their feet – PDF (98 KB)

9 November 2021 | An exciting new café-based healthcare concept is helping Hervey Bay seniors, who have recently experienced a fall, regain their confidence and strength so they can get back, and stay, on their feet.


Pop-up clinic helps protect Kilkivan from COVID-19 – PDF (111 KB)

14 October 2021 | Community healthy outreach champions Sunny Street have visited Kilkivan for the third time in as many months, to deliver doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to people living in and around the small rural town.  


Walking Together, Learning Together to help Close The Gap – PDF (108 KB)

13 September 2021 | In September 2021, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN launched a new training program for GPs, aimed at improving the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  


Local practice leads way in national mental health trial – PDF (103 KB)

14 July 2021 | A general practice in the Noosa hinterland is leading the way in a national trial of an innovative mental health service developed by the Black Dog Institute.


New COVID19 vaccination and testing clinic opens in Noosa – PDF (315 KB)

7 June 2021 | The Noosa Shire now has a combined COVID19 testing and vaccination hub, with community outreach champions Sunny Street unpacking their mobile health care clinic into a premise in downtown Tewantin for the next year.


Inter-generational playgroup expands across region – PDF (315 KB)

31 May 2021 | Hot on the heels of the hit ABC TV series ‘Old people’s home for 4-year olds’, another innovative inter-generational playgroup is set to be expanded across regional Queensland.


Helping make the Coast a Compassionate Community – PDF (297 KB)

20 April 2021 | Residents of the Sunshine Coast will soon play a stronger role in the care and support of people at the end of life,with the local launch of the global Compassionate Communities initiative this week.


COVID-19 vaccination rolls out to the community – PDF (96 KB)

24 March 2021 | The first of the highly anticipated community COVID-19 vaccinations were delivered to eligible patients in general practices across Central Queensland, Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast this week.


Patience needed during next phase of vaccination roll-out – PDF (90 KB)

18 March 2021 | Residents in Central Queensland, Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast are being urged to be patient ahead of Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out set to start in general practice on Monday.


New service provides The Way Back from suicide – PDF (103 KB)

8 March 2021 |Beyond Blue’s suicide aftercare initiative The Way Back Support Service, which provides critical support for people after a suicide attempt, is now available in Central Queensland, Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast.


Lead agent for headspace Emerald announced – PDF (324 KB)

4 February 2021 | Australia’s peak youth mental health and wellbeing group, headspace, is a step closer to delivering services in the Central Highlands with the appointment of a lead agent for its first stand-alone site in the region.


PHN announce first Indigenous board member – PDF (316 KB)

18 January 2021 | With improving Indigenous health and well being one of the top priorities for Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN,Gangulu man Shea Spierings has joined the board of directors of its governing body, Sunshine Coast Health Network Ltd.