'Precision Medicine' on the horizon

This month the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex in Bundaberg hosted a community presentation by QIMR Berghofer. The presentation on Genomics, delivered by Catherine Brown and Greg Pratt, doubled as a feedback session aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Mr Pratt, who is the Manager for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research at QIMR Berghofer, said it was part of a 10-part tour of Queensland trialling a new patient brochure, which concluded in Mackay on Wednesday. “It’s about telling people they can request genetic testing from a GP or specialist, particularly around specific inherited diseases. More broadly, it’s about the way genes and DNA affect your health j

Home Care team features in magazine

IWC Bundaberg and North Burnett Home Care have been featured in the Rural and Regional Training Project Monthly Magazine. The article focuses on the training that the team received on the New Aged Care Standards and Older People and Mental Health. The training was enjoyed by all and is very relevant for our clients. You can download the article here.

Gifts going out to those in need

For Kristy and her son Dre, a bag of presents when times are tough can make all the difference. “I heard about it on Facebook, and came here last year to get the same help. It’s an absolute life-saver, and it makes the kids’ day,” Kristy said. Her family is just one of many who are going to enjoy a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of community. A pile of donated gifts have been wrapped with care by IWC’s Communities team, which includes the organisation’s Youth, Integrated Team Care (ITC), Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Families’ Wellbeing programs. “Members of the IWC Men’s Group and Girls’ Group, as well as volunteers from our Healing Circle Work team, also lent a han

New IWC North Burnett Community Centre will be for all people

The proposed IWC North Burnett Health & Wellbeing Community Centre will be for all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous and from all walks of life. That was the strong message provided by IWC General Manager Wayne Mulvany when he delivered a public presentation on the $2.43 million project in Gayndah on Tuesday 19 November. IWC North Burnett team member Clem Shadford, of the Wakka Wakka tribe, provided the Welcome to Country. The presentation drew a strong turnout, and after Mr Mulvany talked through the plans and the intended purpose of the facility, questions were taken from the floor. Other questions had been submitted prior to the event. The proposed development is currently before Nort

Public presentation on proposed North Burnett Health & Wellbeing Community Centre

“EVERYONE is welcome at our Public Presentation on the proposed $2.43 million IWC Health & Wellbeing Community Centre,” says IWC General Manager Wayne Mulvany. “This is an exciting project – designed to bring a purpose-built health & wellbeing facility to the North Burnett, with access for all people without discrimination or judgement.” The Public Presentation will be at the Disaster Management Facility at Gayndah Airport on Tuesday 19 November, 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Light refreshments will be served. Details are on the IWC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iwchealthandwellbeing “The original concept was initially put at around $1.5 million, but some improvements made mean the completed p

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