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Queensland Health Minister launches expanded PrEP program

Gay News Network - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Clinic 30, the sexual and mental health service at Queensland AIDS Council is already providing opportunities for gay men and men who have sex with men to import PrEP from overseas.

Health hiring fails to cut wait lists

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
The Public Service Commission's latest workforce statistics show the Queensland Health workforce is growing at a rate of 3 per cent, twice the state's population growth.

Queensland syphilis cases on the rise, especially amongst Indigenous youth and gay men

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Queensland Health identified an outbreak among Indigenous youth in the state's north, with the movement of people through communities contributing to the spike.

eHealth Queensland CEO Colin McCririck reinstated

Pulse+IT - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The chief executive of Queensland Health's eHealth division has been reinstated to his position after four months on the sidelines following an investigation into allegations of nepotism within the department.

Bureaucrats weigh on health as number of administrators blows out

The Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Tony O'Connell, who was Queensland's health director-general at the time, said actual health outcomes - measured by mortality rates and waiting times, for example - were stable or improved during the period of the redundancies.
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AU QLD: Here's How to Prevent Zika in the Home February 291:44

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A north Queensland woman tested positive this week to the virus after returning from Fiji. Her case takes the state's tally to 14 and 28 across Australia.

Qld treasurer hopes budget restores cuts

9news.com.au - ‎3 hours ago‎
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the state is still smarting from the budget which cut $80 billion from health and education for the states two years ago.
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Court permits abortion for 12yo Queensland girl for sake of mental, physical health

ABC Online - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A Queensland court has granted a 12-year-old girl permission to have an abortion for the sake of her own mental and physical health. The girl and her parents went before the Supreme Court last week to seek permission to have the procedure.
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Borg a 'pinup boy' for 'recycled' LNP

Courier Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
He has got a terrific depth of knowledge in politics in Queensland over the last 26 years,” Mr Johnson - who has been appointed a wild dog fencing commissioner by Ms Palaszczuk - said.
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Calls for second police commissioner in Queensland to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Mr Duffy said underlying issues that led to imprisonment, such as a lack of affordable housing, employment, education, training and health, needed to be addressed. "The offences are a symptom of the disadvantage experience, particularly the further you ...
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Two Queensland hospitals among Australia's least efficient

Brisbane Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Two south-east Queensland hospitals are among the least efficient in metropolitan Australia, a federal government report has found.

Healthcare start-ups invited to power pitch at eHealth Queensland Expo

Pulse+IT - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Queensland Health is inviting mature healthcare start-up companies to pitch to a captive audience of more than 850 healthcare professionals at the eHealth Queensland Expo in Brisbane next month.
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Rockhampton Hospital maternity death referred to coroner

Brisbane Times - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Mrs Sheppard passed away after giving birth to a baby girl. Photo: Supplied - Go Fund Me. Outgoing Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service chief executive Len Richards urged local women to "maintain confidence" in the unit. "What I can say is ...

Rocky region demands a Fair Go for health services

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - ‎22 minutes ago‎
A special ARM Newsdesk analysis of public health data shows the long-term outlook for our region's residents is dire. The Morning-Bulletin today reveals a set of shocking statistics as we ramp up our Fair Go for Central Queensland campaign in the lead ...

Jamie's Ministry of Food rolls into Indigenous Australia

SBS - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
According to the Queensland Health Preventive Health Survey (2015), more than two-thirds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Queensland are overweight or obese.

Milton puts people of Oxley electorate first on the list

The Queensland Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Mr Dick grew up on the south side of Brisbane, studied at the University of Queensland and started work in Inala 23 years ago for then federal MP David Beddall, where he learned plenty.

Extra funding for Zika virus fight in Queensland included in federal budget

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Almost half a million dollars in extra funding will help prevent Zika virus from spreading in north Queensland, the Federal Health Minister says. There have been 18 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the state this year, but all have been ...
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Attacks spur calls for action as murdered nurse Gayle Woodford mourned

The Australian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Queensland Health yesterday confirmed it was advertising for a lone-nurse position for Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait, one of six such posts in the region.

Ipswich faces battle to get health on par with city

The Queensland Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A special ARM Newsdesk analysis of public health data shows the long-term outlook for our region's residents is dire. The Queensland Times today reveals a set of shocking statistics as we ramp up our Fair Go for Ipswich campaign in the lead-up to the ...

Bonds of identity retained in death

UQ News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
He has been involved with social work in forensic pathology since 1995 and worked for the Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services directly prior to joining UQ.
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