Check out the November edition of Health Chat the official community newsletter of the Mackay HHS. What’s in this edition? TEDMED Live Mackay. Enter you photos in #BeHere4QLD. The new CHATS team explained. Africa Under The Stars. Plus much more…. Click here to download the newsletter. Happy reading!
It was meant to be a relaxing four day walk along Hinchinbrook Island’s east coast but instead became an exercise in wilderness medicine not once, but twice for Dr John Hadok. The experienced Mackay Base Hospital emergency doctor was walking the 32km trail with a friend who fell going down a slope with a heavy… [Read More]
Mackay Hospital and Health Service has completed another outstanding year delivering a record number of services and offering more care closer to home. The HHS’s annual report tabled in State Parliament today shows the health service is in a sound financial position with an accumulated surplus of $50.4 million. Board Chair Tim Mulherin congratulated health… [Read More]
Proserpine Hospital’s Emergency Department has experienced its busiest month ever with a record 1228 presentations for August. This compares to 934 for August last year and the monthly average of 968 presentations in the 2016-17 year. Medical Superintendent Dr Shaun Grimes said the Emergency Department was among many in Queensland experiencing growth in demand. Mackay… [Read More]
The Mackay Birth Centre has welcomed the donation of two privacy screens thanks to the volunteers at the Iona West Men’s Shed. Friends of The Birth Centre treasurer Bec Lawler said the screen could be used by women during birthing to create a more private environment. “The screens have been very popular, for example one… [Read More]