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We are looking for Winter Warriors to help our health service better prepare for influxes of respiratory viruses

Metro South Public Health Unit is embarking on the Winter Respiratory Viruses Sentinel Surveillance Program and are looking for volunteers (staff and community) to take part for up to 12-weeks to help enhance individual and community health.

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The paragliding psychologist – meet Linda Hipper

Whenever Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services’ director Linda Hipper needs a break or some time to reflect, her staff will gently nudge her with “have you had a fly recently?”

Disruptions to some non-urgent services due to extreme weather conditions

The current extreme weather conditions have impacted the delivery of normal health services across South East Queensland, including those provided by Metro South Health.

Checking in continues at hospitals and facilities

Please continue to check in with the Check In Qld app and show proof of vaccination when you visit our hospitals and facilities.

Festive season not always jolly

It’s known as the season to be jolly, but the festive season can be difficult for some; particularly those struggling with their mental health.

New space for CYMHS Acute Response Team

An important new consultation space inside the Logan Hospital Children's Emergency Department will ensure the CYMHS (Children and Youth Mental Health Service) Acute Response Team can cont

Looking after your child’s mental wellbeing: school holiday stressbusters

School Holidays are supposed to be relaxing. But, holidays are also a time when parents may recognise the signs of anxiety or stress in their children.

Addiction and Mental Health Services achieve Australian-first for nursing workforce

The American Nurses Credentialing Centre has announced that Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation.

A career in Mental Health brings Aussie talent home

Metro South Health recently welcomed 63 new psychiatry registrars in training, among them Dr Timothy Edwards, who returned from London to take up a post at Addiction and Mental Health Services.

Australian Bat Lyssavirus in flying foxes

Media release: Flying fox confirmed with Australian Bat Lyssavirus in Lakewood Avenue Park, Parkinson

The Metro South Public Health Unit has confirmed that an orphaned baby bat recovered from Lakewood Avenue Park in Parkinson has tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV). 

The frontline of defence in mental health crisis care

A successful mental health program has seen more than 1000 people transferred away from Emergency Departments in Metro South Health.

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