ACT Health is aware of nationwide supply issues with some flu vaccines. There has been a record uptake of the vaccination across the country and in the ACT, with a 25-30% increase in demand.
In response to recent media reports, it is important for us to assure Canberra families that the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is a safe and modern facility that provides quality care to our patients.
ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, today alerted the community to the potential of Death Cap mushrooms growing around the ACT due to the recent heavy rainfall.
Consumers and health professionals are advised that, for the 2018 influenza season, natural rubber latex is present in the sheath covering the needle of trivalent influenza vaccine Fluad.
The Australian Department of Health has this week issued a statement regarding Multi-Drug Resistant Gonorrhoea.
The case of hepatitis A infection in the ACT that was under investigation has been confirmed as part of the outbreak linked to imported frozen pomegranates.
ACT Health is investigating a case of hepatitis A in the ACT that may be linked to a cluster of cases in NSW, in which seven people have consumed imported frozen pomegranate sold through Coles stores.
States and territories across Australia are continuing to work together to investigate the listeriosis outbreak, which has been linked to a rockmelon grower in NSW (Rombola Family Farms).
Canberra patients will benefit from a new ACT Health Quality Strategy that will ensure our hospitals and health facilities are offering person-centred, safe and effective care.
If you are visiting the Gungahlin Community Health Centre, please allow extra time to park as the work requires the temporary closure of some car parks.