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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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