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 …

Applications to join the Clinical Council in Wide Bay – NOW CLOSED

In News, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

N.B. Applications have now closed Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN (the PHN) is seeking expressions of interest from general practitioners to join an existing GP-led, multidisciplinary Clinical Council in Wide Bay. The PHN is seeking GP members who can act in a strategic advisory capacity to the CEO and …

Updated pneumoccoccal table

In Central Queensland, News by Jasmin Midgley

The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service notes recent updates to the Adult Pneumococcal Recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook are slightly different to the information shared in recent issues of CQ & CW Public Health Bulletin, which have now been updated and reissued here.

Sinemet supply shortage position statement

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

The Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association Movement Disorder Chapter & The Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand have released a joint position statement advising of a Sinemet shortage. Sinemet (levodopa/carbidopa) is a medication commonly used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease as well as other neurological disorders. From 23 …

New resources: pregnancy and alcohol

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

General Practitioners (GPs) are often the first health professional a woman goes to when she is either planning a pregnancy or thinks she may be pregnant. Because of this GPs have an important role in providing the best possible information for women to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. …

Top tips to help your patients access the NDIS

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

The clinical experience of general practitioners is crucial in helping people with disability access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to confirm a person’s disability is permanent and significant. The NDIS was never intended to replace health responsibilities for diagnosing and treating medical conditions, so the most important way GPs …

Advancing kidney care plan

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

In response to a statewide review of kidney care services, Queensland Health developed a plan setting out the priority actions to improve kidney health and kidney health services in Queensland’s public health system. A a June meeting, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services released the Advancing Kidney …

To scope, or not to scope

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

Have you heard of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care? Well, it’s a thing. The Commission has been developing national clinical standards for several high-impact conditions and interventions. These standards aim to improve the appropriate use of evidence-based clinical interventions. The Commission has published a Colonoscopy …

Lung Foundation launch COPD campaign

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

This Winter, Come Prepared That’s the message from the Lung Foundation, who have launched their winter campaign encouraging health professionals and people living with COPD to Come Prepared and prevent a COPD flare-up by developing a COPD Action Plan. During the winter months there are lots of people around who may …