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North West Hospital and Health Service staff recognised for commitment to serving rural and remote communities

North West Hospital and Health Service staff recognised for commitment to serving rural and remote communities

20th June 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) current and former staff received high accolades as the recipients of four prestigious awards presented at the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland conf...

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North West Hospital and Health Service celebrates midwives on International Day of the Midwife

North West Hospital and Health Service celebrates midwives on International Day of the Midwife

9th May 2022

Today on International Day of the Midwife, North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) celebrates and recognises the exceptional midwives working across the North West region. Executive Director Nurs...

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Local Area Needs Health Assessment (LANA)

Local Area Needs Health Assessment (LANA)

3rd May 2022

North West Queenslanders are being urged to have their say on future health priorities for the region. North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) is undertaking a Local Area Needs Assessment (LANA...

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Positive response to QR code feedback process at North West Hospital and Health Service

Positive response to QR code feedback process at North West Hospital and Health Service

30th March 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) has seen a significant increase in feedback since launching a QR code system six months ago, with close to 100 responses now being recorded through the cha...

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Mount Isa Hospital switchboard picked up more than 189,000 calls in 2021

Mount Isa Hospital switchboard picked up more than 189,000 calls in 2021

22nd March 2022

Up there as one of the busiest departments in a hospital, the Mount Isa Hospital switchboard fielded more than 189,000 calls in 2021. With 100,926 external phone calls and 88,386 internal phone calls,...

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North West Hospital and Health Service reflects on 12 months of Hospital in the Home

North West Hospital and Health Service reflects on 12 months of Hospital in the Home

2nd March 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) has reached the 12-month milestone of providing the Hospital in the Home (HITH) model of care to patients in the community, leading to huge benefits for th...

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Troy Lane chats with Julia Andre from ABC about reporting positive RAT results

Troy Lane chats with Julia Andre from ABC about reporting positive RAT results

18th February 2022

Tune in to this conversation with Acting Executive COVID Lead Troy Lane and Julia Andre regarding the reporting of positive RAT results...

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Dr Roisin Davis chats with Emily Dobson from ABC about starting her intern year with North West HHS

Dr Roisin Davis chats with Emily Dobson from ABC about starting her intern year with North West HHS

18th February 2022

Listen to Dr Roisin Davis speaking with Emily Dobson from ABC about starting her internship in the North West....

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New Intern Dr Georgia Bulley sits down with Emily Dobson from ABC

New Intern Dr Georgia Bulley sits down with Emily Dobson from ABC

18th February 2022

Listen to new intern Dr Georgia Bulley as she sits down with ABC's Emily Dobson....

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ABC's Emily Dobson meets new intern Dr Gabrielle Keating

ABC's Emily Dobson meets new intern Dr Gabrielle Keating

18th February 2022

Meet one of North West HHS's newest interns, Dr Gabrielle Keating as she chats with Emily Dobson from ABC North West Queensland....

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Christine Mann speaks with ABC's Zara Margolis about the Health Equity Strategy

Christine Mann speaks with ABC's Zara Margolis about the Health Equity Strategy

18th February 2022

Listen to Executive Director Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Christine Mann speak with ABC about the health equity strategy and invitation to contribute to the health equity strategy artwork....

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Clothing and bedding anonymously donated to the Special Care Nursery at Mount Isa Hospital

Clothing and bedding anonymously donated to the Special Care Nursery at Mount Isa Hospital

1st February 2022

The Special Care Nursery at Mount Isa Hospital recently received packages of brand-new newborn clothing and bedding from an anonymous donor. Special Care Nursery, Nurse Unit Manager Jo La Spina said t...

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Fresh faces for healthcare across the North West

Fresh faces for healthcare across the North West

27th January 2022

Healthcare across the North West region has been boosted in 2022 with five new intern doctors and 20 graduate program nurses and midwives joining the team at North West Hospital and Health Service (NW...

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North West health seeking local First Nations artwork to support new Health Equity Strategy

North West health seeking local First Nations artwork to support new Health Equity Strategy

24th January 2022

One of North West Hospital and Health Service’s (NWHHS) top priorities this year is to finalise the Health Equity Strategy, which will be supported by a suite of products featuring local artwork...

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North West rolls out Covid-19 vaccines for 5 To 11 year-olds

North West rolls out Covid-19 vaccines for 5 To 11 year-olds

14th January 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) COVID-19 vaccination program was extended to all children aged 5 to 11 years as of Monday, 10 January 2022. The Pfizer Comirnaty paediatric vacc...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

11th January 2022

As at 7pm on January 10, there were 291 positive cases of COVID-19 in the North West. Of these, 24 were reported in the last 24 hours. North West Hospital and Health Service has aligned all COVID...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

8th January 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) has confirmed a total of 112 active COVID-19 cases in the North West region as of 7pm Friday 7 January 2022.Fifteen cases remain in Cloncurry, s...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

7th January 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) has confirmed a total of 69 active COVID-19 cases in the North West region as of 7pm Thursday 6 January 2022.Two cases remain in Cloncurry, six ...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

6th January 2022

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) has confirmed a total of 69 active COVID-19 cases in the North West region as of 7pm Thursday 6 January 2022.Two cases remain in Cloncurry, six ...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

31st December 2021

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) has confirmed a total of 9 active  COVID-19 cases in Mount Isa and one active case in Cloncurry as of 11am Friday 31 December. 17 positive ...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

30th December 2021

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) has confirmed a total of 16 active COVID-19 cases in Mount Isa as of 5pm Thursday 30 December.All positive cases are receiving clinical support ...

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COVID-19 new case update

COVID-19 new case update

29th December 2021

North West Hospital and Health Service (North West HHS) has confirmed 9 new positive COVID-19 cases in Mount Isa from the past 24 hours, as of 11am Wednesday 29 December. This brings total active case...

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Thank-you to the Mount Isa Community

Thank-you to the Mount Isa Community

20th December 2021

North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) would like to sincerely thank the Mount Isa community for its cooperation over the last 24 hours since a confirmed positive COVID-19 patient was identified...

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North West HHS COVID-19 Positive Case

North West HHS COVID-19 Positive Case

18th December 2021

North West Hospital and Health Service has confirmed a positive COVID-19 patient in Mount Isa today, 18 December 2021. The affected community member is now in quarantine under the care of our virtual ...

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Christmas Day cheer at Mount Isa Hospital

Christmas Day cheer at Mount Isa Hospital

15th December 2021

Some of our community members may be spending Christmas in hospital this year, but that doesn’t mean they will miss out on celebrations and special treats. In an attempt to bring cheer to the ta...

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North West Hospital and Health Service celebrates year of action

North West Hospital and Health Service celebrates year of action

14th December 2021

The introduction of innovative services to improve patient and staff outcomes and provide greater health outcomes for our First Nations people have been standout achievements for North West Hospital a...

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North West Hospital and Health Service staff embrace the Christmas spirit

North West Hospital and Health Service staff embrace the Christmas spirit

13th December 2021

The North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) annual Christmas Decoration Competition has seen a record number of entries for 2021, with 25 entries received from around the region. Now in its eight...

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Stay safe this Christmas and avoid a holiday trip to the ED

Stay safe this Christmas and avoid a holiday trip to the ED

13th December 2021

With the festive season approaching, North West Hospital and Health Service are urging the community to enjoy the Christmas break by keeping safety at the forefront of their minds. While the Christmas...

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Staff donate $1100 worth of goods to the Mount Isa Hospital Maternity Ward and Special Care Nursery to support new parents

Staff donate $1100 worth of goods to the Mount Isa Hospital Maternity Ward and Special Care Nursery to support new parents

7th December 2021

Staff of the Maternity Ward at Mount Isa Hospital have donated $1,100 worth of goods for parent education and support including the first breastfeeding pillow and breast pump at the hospital. During W...

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Joining forces to lift COVID-19 vaccination rates in North West Queensland

Joining forces to lift COVID-19 vaccination rates in North West Queensland

3rd December 2021

Queensland Metals is partnering with north west health services to support the COVID-19 national vaccine rollout and make vaccinations more accessible to its employees. Sonic Health Plus, North Wes...

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New addition to the community with first Dentist based in Cloncurry in more than 16 years

New addition to the community with first Dentist based in Cloncurry in more than 16 years

30th November 2021

The North West Hospital and Health Service is excited to welcome Senior Dental Officer, Thrivalen Naidoo to the team. Thrivalen brings a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years experience in oral healt...

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Mount Isa Hospital partners with Escabags organisation to support victims fleeing domestic and family violence

Mount Isa Hospital partners with Escabags organisation to support victims fleeing domestic and family violence

19th November 2021

Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) is an ongoing epidemic in Australia and sadly the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. Lockdowns and social distancing have not only created a spike in vi...

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Positive COVID-19 cases in Robinson River pose risk to Doomadgee residents

Positive COVID-19 cases in Robinson River pose risk to Doomadgee residents

16th November 2021

Residents in Doomdagee and outlying North West communities are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 following the identification of positive cases in the Northern Territory’s Robin...

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Doomadgee Nurse shares the reality of working on a COVID ICU ward during the height of the pandemic in India

Doomadgee Nurse shares the reality of working on a COVID ICU ward during the height of the pandemic in India

15th November 2021

An outbreak of COVID-19 is on our doorstep here in Queensland and the reality of what this means for Queensland and our vulnerable communities in the North West remains unknown. While we haven’t...

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Generous donation from Gulf Bingo enhances radiology services provided at Karumba Health Clinic

Generous donation from Gulf Bingo enhances radiology services provided at Karumba Health Clinic

10th November 2021

Gulf Bingo have generously donated digital equipment and technology valued at $6361.35 to the Karumba Health Clinic....

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Mount Isa Vaccination Clinic Moves from Civic Centre back to Mount Isa Hospital

Mount Isa Vaccination Clinic Moves from Civic Centre back to Mount Isa Hospital

29th October 2021

Due to the increased demand for the Mount Isa Civic Centre as a function space leading into the Christmas period, the Mount Isa Vaccination Clinic will be moving back to the Mount Isa Hospital grounds...

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NWHHS takes unique approach to vaccinating the North West

NWHHS takes unique approach to vaccinating the North West

29th October 2021

In an effort to provide protection to the geographically diverse and vulnerable communities of the North West, North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) have taken a unique approach to delivering...

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New Chief Executive Officer for the North West Hospital  and Health Service

New Chief Executive Officer for the North West Hospital and Health Service

26th October 2021

The North West Hospital and Health Service [NWHHS] is delighted to announce Craig Carey as its new Chief Executive [CE]. Mr Carey joins us from Central West HHS and commences in the role of Chief Exec...

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Community partnerships helping to protect the North West against COVID-19

Community partnerships helping to protect the North West against COVID-19

7th October 2021

Community partnerships helping to protect the North West against COVID-19 In a bold and innovative move to help protect some of the most remote communities in the North West, the North Queensland Cow...

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Mother-of-three dying from skin cancer shares her heartbreaking story to warn others about getting regular skin checks

Mother-of-three dying from skin cancer shares her heartbreaking story to warn others about getting regular skin checks

29th September 2021

Mount Isa, mother-of-three dying from skin cancer, shares her heartbreaking story to warn others about the importance of getting regular skin checks from a skin specialist after her GP misdiagnosed he...

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Turning the Tables: Oncology Nurse Becomes Cancer Patient

Turning the Tables: Oncology Nurse Becomes Cancer Patient

27th September 2021

Turning the Tables: Mount Isa Hospital Oncology Nurse Becomes Cancer Patient For more than seven years, Mount Isa Hospital Oncology Nurse Nicole Williams has provided care and comfort to some of North...

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Midwife who ignored lump, left devastated by rare cancer diagnosis, is urging others to learn from her story

Midwife who ignored lump, left devastated by rare cancer diagnosis, is urging others to learn from her story

30th August 2021

Mount Isa Hospital Midwife who ignored lump, left devastated by rare cancer diagnosis, is urging others to learn from her story In 2019, Madeleine Beavis was in her graduate year at the Mount Isa Hos...

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10,000 Doses Administered in the NWHHS

10,000 Doses Administered in the NWHHS

10th August 2021

A major milestone has been reached by The North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) this week with the 10,000th vaccination being administered....

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Male Nurses Leading the Way in Doomadgee

Male Nurses Leading the Way in Doomadgee

4th July 2021

From the time of Florence Nightingale, historically, nursing was considered a female profession. Still, as more men enter the industry, gender imbalance is being addressed, particularly in places such...

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Cloncurry Nurse Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Care

Cloncurry Nurse Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Care

3rd June 2021

Acting Nurse Unit Manager at the Cloncurry Hospital, Theresa Scobie, recently celebrated her 30th anniversary working as a nurse for the North West Hospital and Health Service [NWHHS]. ...

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Take a Seat to Stand Up Against Domestic and Family Violence

Take a Seat to Stand Up Against Domestic and Family Violence

24th May 2021

The North West Hospital (NWHHS), in partnership with Spinifex State College Mount Isa, the Rotary Club of Mount Isa and the Red Rose Foundation, launched its Red Bench Project today as part of Nationa...

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COVID-19 Vaccine now available at Mount Isa Hospital to all residents over 50

COVID-19 Vaccine now available at Mount Isa Hospital to all residents over 50

6th May 2021

Starting this week, thousands more North West residents can get vaccinated at the Mount Isa Hospital Vaccination Clinic and other service providers....

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Julia Creek MPHS Update

Julia Creek MPHS Update

4th May 2021

Following on from the temporary downgrade of the Julia Creek Multipurpose Health Service (MPHHS) in November 2020 from a Level 2 Facility to a Level 1 Facility, there have been some positive developme...

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First COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient for Mount Isa

First COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient for Mount Isa

16th March 2021

Dr Don Bowley OAM, Flying Doctor and NWHHS Board member receives the first COVID-19 vaccine in Mount Isa....

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New dental trainee for NWHHS

New dental trainee for NWHHS

4th March 2021

Having Serena Pigliafiori join the North West Hospital and Health Service Team is something to smile about. As she carries on a family tradition of Aboriginal health careers, NWHHS was delighted to we...

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Hospital in the Home (HITH)

Hospital in the Home (HITH)

23rd February 2021

Patients in Mount Isa are about to have an even greater choice of care options, following the introduction of a Hospital in the Home (HITH) service....

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New MRI services for Mount Isa

New MRI services for Mount Isa

25th January 2021

Image Caption: Clinical Director Anaesthetics Dr Denise Keavy and I-MED Radiographer Anthea Haines prepare for the new MRI services. Possibly one of the most remote magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) se...

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NWHHS New Interns for 2021

NWHHS New Interns for 2021

18th January 2021

Image Caption (from left): Dr Megan Bates, Dr Nicole Carmody, Dr Hamish Crilly, Dr Sam Bartsch, Dr Sally Magoffin. The North West Hospital and Health Service has welcomed five new medical interns who...

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Congratulations to the 2020 Nursing and Midwifery Graduates

Congratulations to the 2020 Nursing and Midwifery Graduates

1st January 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 Nursing and Midwifery Graduates (first-year practitioners). Upon completing the 12-month Graduate program at the North West Hospital and Health Service, many graduates plan...

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New Breast Care Nurse for NWHHS

New Breast Care Nurse for NWHHS

13th November 2020

I am a sister; I am an advisor; I am a colleague and friend; I am knowledgeable; I am a McGrath Breast Care Nurse. Introducing Mount Isa Hospital's new dedicated McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Shannon Wil...

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NWHHS routine water quality testing returns a positive Legionella result

NWHHS routine water quality testing returns a positive Legionella result

9th October 2020

North West Hospital and Health Service routine water quality testing returns positive Legionella result   The North West Hospital and Health Service has completed the latest round of routine quar...

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Mount Isa Hospital welcomes region's future healthcare workers!

Mount Isa Hospital welcomes region's future healthcare workers!

4th September 2020

Image Caption: Rickisha, Shannon and Antonia holding the NWHHS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy 2019-2026. The North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) has welcomed Rickisha...

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