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St Vincent’s Hospital Enhances Robotic Surgery Capability

This week saw the first St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba patient undergo surgery using the world-class da Vinci robot system and accompanying Trumpf operating table.St Vincent’s Hospital CEO Kathryn McKeefry said the da Vinci robot will mean patients have the benefits of less invasive surgery, increased precision and improved recovery times. “The benefits of the […]

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Help Fight The Flu Ahead Of Winter With A Vaccination

Darling Downs residents are being encouraged to protect themselves against influenza. The best way to avoid getting sick is to talk to your GP about receiving a flu vaccination. For the year to date, 1 January to 16 April 2023, there have been 224 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in the Darling Downs Health region. Director […]

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Darling Downs Irish Club St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

The committee of the Darling Downs Irish Club (DDIC) invites your participation in Toowoomba’s annual St Patricks Day Parade, 2023. Each year we hold a parade the weekend prior to the 17th, the actual celebration day, and we are keen to increase community involvement in our special event. This year the parade will be held on […]

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Parks Week Set To Kick Off For 2023

The Toowoomba Region is gearing up for a range of activities for 2023 Parks Week which is set to kick off this Saturday 4th March and run until 12th March. Toowoomba Region Environment and Community Portfolio Lead Cr Tim McMahon said that residents have plenty of opportunities to get out and get involved in 2023 […]

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Pipe Organ Conservation Appeal 2023

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Toowoomba is home to a Heritage Listed Organ, one of the top three organs in Queensland. St Luke’s has been the location for concerts and community events throughout its history, especially since the first stage of the present building was built in 1897.  The most recent major community event was the […]

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Toowoomba Swim Teacher Wins State Award

Darren Lange Swimming Academy learn-to-swim instructor, Charlene Copland, has been awarded the highest accolade in the industry, being named the 2022 Learn to Swim Teacher of the Year (Qld). The award, from Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia (formerly Swim Australia), recognises significant and outstanding experience, knowledge and implementation in the learn to swim industry. DLSA […]

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First Coronary Angiogram Procedure At Toowoomba Hospital

A new service at Toowoomba Hospital is increasing local capability and bringing care closer to home for patients. The first diagnostic angiogram was completed last Friday, with staff thrilled to now be offering the procedure. A coronary angiogram uses x-ray imaging and contrast dye to diagnose heart artery blockages. “It went very smoothly, and everyone […]

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Early Warning Of Toowoomba Legacy Involvement

The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay begins on ANZAC Day 25th April, 2023 in Pozieres, France. It will then travel to London, England where it will continue its tour, and then throughout Australia. The torch will land in Albany, WA on 3 May before heading to Fremantle and Perth to start its journey to all 44 […]

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