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Gold Coast biomedical sector under microscope

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
The Honourable Anthony Lynham

Gold Coast biomedical sector under microscope

The Gold Coast sciences sector will soon have its say about growing Queensland’s burgeoning biomedical and life sciences industry over the next 10 years and creating high-tech jobs for the students and researchers of today.

Researchers and industry leaders are invited to contribute to the Palaszczuk Government’s recently released Biomedical and Life Sciences Roadmap at a special consultation session at Southport on 26 July.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland today, signalling the beginning of a new era in disability services and huge opportunity for new workers to join the sector.

“I am excited to welcome the start of the NDIS rollout in Queensland today, following the early launch of the scheme in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island in January this year,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

Queensland health budget puts patients first

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick

Queensland health budget puts patients first 

Queensland’s multi-billion dollar health budget will jump 7.7 per cent to meet growing demands for health services across the state. Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the health budget would increase to $15.274 billion in 2016-17, ensuring world-class health services for Queenslanders.

Mr Dick said the bulk of the new budget, totalling $12.

Five Point Plan for Flu Season

Media Release 
Minister for Health and 
Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick
Five Point Plan for Flu Season

The Palaszczuk Government is preparing Queensland’s public hospitals for a tough flu season with a five point plan to drive efficiencies, keep emergency departments moving and get ambulances back on the road.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick today unveiled the government’s five point plan to prepare the health system for the challenges of the flu season.

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities

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Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities
Community organisations across Queensland are being urged to apply for grants to run activities and events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May next year.

Luke Batty Foundation... You did this...


From: info@neveralone.com.au
To: info@rebeccawardconsulting.com
Subject: You did this…
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:35 +1000

Dear Rebecca,

I've just come from a press conference with the Prime Minister. He called family violence in Australia a national disgrace.

And then he announced a $100 million funding package to help address this epidemic. The package aims to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes.

Not Now, Not Ever - Brisbane


Future of Nambour General Hospital secure

MEDIA RELEASE
Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick
Future of Nambour General Hospital secure


Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick visited Nambour General Hospital today with the Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington to meet staff at the hospital and receive detailed briefings on the construction and importantly the preparations for the commissioning of the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital.

Mr Dick said Nambour General Hospital will continue to service its immediate catchment area and also continue to play an important role in the overall provision of health care on the Sunshine Coast.

Starting a Group Medical Practice? William Buck

Starting a Group 

    Medical Practice? 

  • Are you looking at starting or joining a group medical practice? 
  • Want legal advice before entering into a partnership agreement?  
  • Confused about finance options? 
  • Unsure of the kind of risks associated? 
  • Want to know how to recruit the best employees for your practice? 
  • Interested in practice management and IT software solutions? 

DATE:     Monday 31 August 2015

Brisbane - Public Speaking for Professional Services

Public Speaking for Professional Services.

Brisbane session time and location change!! 
Due to overwhelming demand we have moved the public speaking workshop to the larger conference room at 123 Eagle Street on Thursday 6th August and changed the time from midday to 1pm (close now at 3pm). Please remember to RSVP before Thursday 30th July to book your place and also for catering purposes. NB: Refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided. 

There are places still available.

A Budget for jobs, health and education

Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships: The Honourable Curtis Pitt 


A Budget for jobs, health and education

The Palaszczuk Government’s first Budget delivers on its election commitments to increase health and education funding – with record budgets for these key service delivery portfolios.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Budget also delivered for those Queenslanders seeking a job by implementing the Government’s commitment to the Working Queensland jobs plan.

Queensland Government celebrates opening of new Townsville Hospital facilities

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Mt Isa community leaders meet to tackle violence

MEDIA RELEASE
Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland 
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

Mt Isa community leaders meet to tackle violence. Government and community leaders will meet today to discuss ways the Mt Isa community can help tackle domestic and family violence. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke will host the roundtable session, which is one of several being held across Queensland to discuss local responses to domestic and family violence.

Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses

Media Release:
Minister for Health - The Honourable Lawrence Springborg

Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses

Detainees in watch-houses will be monitored and treated by a paramedics or a nurse in a trial designed to blunt the dangers of alcohol, drugs and street violence.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said 17 watch-houses were included in the trial, which was part of the Government’s Queensland-wide ‘Safe Night Out’ Strategy.

Dedicated paramedic officers and registered nurses will begin staffing watch-houses on New Year’s Eve and on Friday and Saturday nights from January 2, 2015.

Eye surgery vision in sight (Media Release)


JOINT STATEMENT
Premier The Honourable Campbell Newman & Minister for Health The Honourable Lawrence Springborg
Eye surgery vision in sight


The wait for important eye surgery will soon be over for almost 8,000 Queensland patients with a $23.4 million blitz bringing them much-needed relief.

Premier Campbell Newman said the new state-wide campaign to slash the ophthalmology (eye surgery) long wait list would improve the quality of life for patients who had been queuing for treatment for too long, with vision impairment or debilitating eye conditions.

RWC October Newsletter

Bubbles!This month marks the relocation of Rebecca Ward Consulting back to Brisbane and to celebrate the big move and the exciting new chapter we are offering a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to one lucky person (delivered to your work or home). All you have to do is send an email with “Bubbles” in the subject line and your preferred delivery address toinfo@rebeccawardconsulting.comto be placed in the draw. NB: Competition open to those in Australia and New Zealand. We are always available for a chat to discuss Healthcare, Strategy and Public Speaking but please watch this space for some exciting new developments!

Aged Care into the Future (Breakfast Meeting)

Aged Care into the Future (Breakfast Meeting)

This Extra ACHSM Breakfast Forum will be held at Jeta Gardens, Bethania in association with Logan City Council

Logan retirement and aged care resort, Jeta Gardens will become the first intergenerational facility of its kind in the country. The Master Plan development includes additional retirement villas and apartments, serviced aged care facilities, a clubhouse, pharmacy and childcare facilities. A private hospital and international training college specialising in geriatrics, including student accommodation, will also be developed, in partnership with one of Queensland's renowned universities.

New campaign says GP not ED


Media Release
Minister for Health
The Honourable Lawrence Springborg

 
New campaign says GP not ED

A new marketing campaign aims to improve Emergency Department wait times by encouraging patients to visit their GP, instead of hospital Emergency Departments.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said Queensland Health had begun planning the campaign to reduce the thousands of unnecessary ED presentations to Queensland hospitals every year.
“We have a strong commitment to improving frontline health services and ensuring that Queenslanders get the very best of care,” Mr Springborg said.

Queensland Immunisation rates now online

Media Release
Minister for Health
The Honourable Lawrence Springborg

Immunisation rates now online

Data on current rates of immunisation for regions across Queensland will be published on the Government’s health performance website from today.

The measure – a further bid to strengthen public support for vaccination - follows the launch of the Government’s multi-million dollar Queensland Immunisation Strategy last month.Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said adding immunisation rates to the Queensland Health performance website put the issue on public view, beside emergency department and elective surgery wait times.

We are hiring - Cardiac ECG Technician

Cardiac ECG Tech Role


A busy Gold Coast Cardiology group is seeking a Cardiac ECG Technician for start in mid September.

The role will include:
Holter and blood pressure monitor placement and removal, lead placement for ECG testing which also includes bike and treadmill testing. The position is for 16-20 hours per week over 3-4 shifts – days and shifts can be negotiated with the right candidate.

The successful applicant must have own transport with current drivers license, as travel between locations on the Gold Coast will be required.
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