Slim Altmann is lucky to be alive after surviving multiple cardiac arrests and heart attacks thanks to the skilled hospital staff at Proserpine Hospital. The 52-year-old was shocked back into life 16 times in November last year and returned to Proserpine Hospital earlier this year to thank staff for saving his life. Slim initially thought… [Read More]
New McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse Karen Linich comes to work every day with one goal– to make the day easier for the patients she supports. Karen comes to the role after three years as a clinical nurse at BreastScreen Mackay supporting women re-called for further investigation after a mammogram. Before this she worked at… [Read More]
Mackay Base Hospital has expanded services with the opening of a dedicated orthopaedics ward to provide care for patients recovering from surgery. The 16-bed ward opened on 9 March to support patients having planned surgeries such as hip and knee replacements as well as others needing emergency and trauma surgery. The Department of Health has… [Read More]
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Dental patients benefitting from the addition of 10 dental students to the Mackay and Proserpine dental clinics. Director of Oral Health Dr Ronel Bornman said Mackay HHS offered students valuable training experience within the public health system over five months in partnership with James Cook University. “This collaborative approach ensures dental students are faced with… [Read More]