Public health alert – COVID-19

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

Summary Iran, Italy and South Korea have been added to the list of countries for which clinicians should consider testing of people with a clinically compatible illness and history of travel. On 26 February 2020 the Commonwealth updated advice on testing of persons under investigation for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It …

Novel coronavirus – latest PHN updates

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

Last updated: 4 February 2020 Novel coronavirus There has been an outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating in Wuhan, China. Queensland Health asks you consider novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in patients with fever and respiratory symptoms who recently travelled to anywhere in China, and investigate patients using standard …

Public health alert – novel coronavirus

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

Summary Consider novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in patients with fever and respiratory symptoms who recently travelled to anywhere in China. There is not enough information yet to determine the incubation period, the rate of infection or the source of the virus. For severe respiratory illness, transfer patients to Emergency Departments …

Information for general practitioners – textured breast implants

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

Queensland Health has started notifying all women identified as having received textured breast implants or tissue expanders associated with increased risk of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL.) Please note GPs will be contacted if they have patients who are affected. Read the Queensland Health notice here.   …

New Diabetes Directory for the Sunshine Coast and Gympie

In News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) has worked with the local Diabetes Prevention Partnership (DiPP) to create a Diabetes Directory, linking residents with diabetes to local services and support networks. Robyn Tindal, co-author and diabetes consumer said: “The directory is designed to take the hard work out of finding …

HITH – referrals welcome

In News, Sunshine Coast by Jasmin Midgley

Have you considered which of your patients might be suitable for Hospital in the Home (HITH) services? HITH provides eligible patients acute hospital level care in their homes (including nursing homes), and importantly, enables patients to bypass admission to the emergency department. Patients with the following conditions are particularly suited …

Strengthening health outcomes for children in out-of-home care

In News, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN is working with GPs, child safety officers, foster and kinship care services, health & wellbeing services, carers and parents in Maryborough and Hervey Bay to improve the health outcomes of children in out-of-home care. Funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and …

Gympie Health Hub grand opening

In News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Gympie residents can now access a range of vital health and community support services all under the one roof, with the official opening of the new Gympie Health Hub. Located behind headspace Gympie at 4 Horseshoe Bend in the refurbished Baptist Church, the Gympie Health Hub has been made possible …

Queensland PHNs sign historic memorandum

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

Queensland PHNs sign historic Australian agreement to improve Indigenous health in Queensland. On Wednesday 11 September, the Queensland PHNs joined with the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) to sign an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Canberra at the National PHN Conference. This MOU signing saw leaders from …

Public health alert – measles in Sunshine Coast area

In News, Sunshine Coast by Abby Lehman

Sunshine Coast Public Health Unit has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a Sunshine Coast resident. The infection was acquired in New Zealand where there is a current measles outbreak. It is likely that further cases of measles will occur on the Sunshine Coast during the next …