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    • FEBRUARY 12, 2019
    Avoiding dehydration – a risk for babies and children in hot weather

    Avoiding dehydration – a risk for babies and children in hot weather

    With the hot weather still here for a few weeks to come, our QSMC registered practice nurse Kate Tiller advises it’s important to be particularly aware of dehydration. Dehydration happens when your body loses more fluid than it’s been taking in. Kate, who holds qualifications and experience in paediatric nursing,  is keen for parents and carers to be aware that infants and children are at greater risk of becoming dehydrated. See Kate’s article and download The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne fact sheet.

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    • JANUARY 5, 2019
    Chronic pain management group starts 11 Feb 2019

    Chronic pain management group starts 11 Feb 2019

    If you suffer with chronic pain this new six week group programme aims to help you learn how to self-manage your pain and other symptoms. Starting Monday 11 February, this no-fee programme will be conducted for up to 10 patients by GP Dr Aidan Lawrence and Exercise Physiologist Hamish Gorman. You will need a referral from your usual GP for an initial consultation with Dr Lawrence.

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    • SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
    New free mental health service for children

    New free mental health service for children

    Connect for Kids is a new home-based mental health service for children, delivered at no cost to parents or carers  by Psychologists via video link (Telecare). Royal Far West use their expertise in Telecare to connect children outside of major cities with health specialists. There is no fee for the children who access the service.  Click here for more details..

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    • APRIL 4, 2018
    Happy travels Annie and congrats Shelley

    Happy travels Annie and congrats Shelley

    We know so many of  you will know and love our nurse manager Annie Williams RN.  After nine dedicated years with us here at Queen Street Medical, Annie is taking a six month “geographical sabbatical” to travel and spend some more time with her family. We are sending her off with our collective good wishes but as the saying goes “we are missing you already Annie” and eagerly awaiting your return in October! Annie has also felt the time has come to hand over her demanding management role and we are delighted to congratulate Shelley Pritchett RN who has enthusiastically accepted the position.  Shelley has been a senior member of our nursing team for almost five years and we are delighted to welcome her to her new role. Our nursing team has expanded considerably over the past few years – we now have eight nurses on our team. Our nurses

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