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New sessions to support families affected by alcohol and drugs

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Gympie families can access new support sessions to help them through the issues caused by the problematic misuse of alcohol and drugs, such as methamphetamine. Over the past 20 years Family Drug Support (FDS) has provided support to thousands family members across Australia. When someone in the family has problematic …

How will the new child care package affect your family?

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

There’s not long to go before the New Child Care Package is introduced on 2 July! Whether you’re a new parent considering your child care options or your family’s already part of the system, the new Package will overhaul the current child care fee assistance to provide more support for …

Heart Foundation looking for new community speakers

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Heart Foundation is calling for community members to register to attend training and induction workshops to deliver community health education. The community speakers will be able to deliver the ‘Speaking from the heart’ program, the main means by which the Heart Foundation shares its important health messages with the public. …

EOIs open to deliver new mental health screening pilot program

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The PHN is working in partnership with Black Dog Institute to offer 10 practices in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area an innovative mental health pilot program. The program will use digital health technology to screen patients in the waiting room and offer treatment options and make recommendations to the …

Have your say on your health service

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Article submitted by Peta Jamieson, Chair of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) is planning for the future – and it needs your input. WBHHS has just developed a draft strategic plan – called Care Comes First … Through Patients’ Eyes – …

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Project ECHO® the integrated care enabler for Queensland

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

Article submitted by Dr Dana Newcomb, Medical Director – Integrated Care at Children’s Health Queensland Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ) has cemented itself as a leader in health service innovation by establishing a Project ECHO® Hub site at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Through the …

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Community events coming up in the Bundaberg region

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre are hosting a range of community events throughout March. Local events include the local police community forum, a celebration of diversity and cultural heritage and a family fun day for under 8’s. You can download flyers for the following events: Gin Gin Police Community forum …

Upgrade your skills with the heart foundation ambassador bursary

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

The Heart Foundation’s Health Professional Ambassador Program (HPAP) is open to health professionals who wish to update their knowledge, skills and develop the confidence to improve cardiovascular health outcomes in their workplace. Applicants must be a registered Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health …

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GP media training coming to Wide Bay

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Communicating with Clarity – GP Media and Communications Training Presented by Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN with Rowland Communications Health professionals are regularly approached by the media to comment on public health issues – from healthy lifestyle recommendations to outbreaks of infectious disease. In order to communicate effectively …

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Taking a look at maternal care in the context of rural health

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Emerald GPs, Rural Generalists, GP Obstetricians, Midwives, Child health nurses, Allied Health professionals and others met on Saturday 16 June for a Maternity Shared Care update facilitated by Dr Wendy Burton, GP and Maternity Shared Care Educator, and Dr Ewen McPhee, Rural GP Obstetrician. Many of these professionals had met …

Dementia Australia expands services

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

Dementia Australia’s services are available for individuals, couples, families, groups, and anyone impacted by any form of dementia. Services are available to all Australians, regardless of where they live, and can be accessed in a variety of ways including face-to-face, telephone or online. For the most appropriate service for specific …

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Kidney health week is coming soon

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Kidney Health Week 2018 is coming soon, and Kidney Health Australia are calling on practices to help raise much needed awareness of kidney disease. According to Kidney Health Australia, one in three people living in Australia is at increased risk of kidney disease, and 90% of kidney function can be …