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Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan opens doors to new clinic

Health services and accommodation provider Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan is celebrating the official opening of a new clinic location for its medical service in Earlville, Cairns, referred to as Mookai Family Health. Mookai Family Health will provide a new, fit-for-purpose home for Mookai Rosie’s medical service, which commenced operations 18 months ago. The service is available to all Torres Strait and Cape York clients including women and children, and now men.

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Members explore aged care opportunities at QAIHC Aged Care Workshop

QAIHC Members have deepened their understanding of the aged care space and how it could enhance their health care offerings at the first QAIHC Aged Care Workshop at Rydges South Bank on 20 February. Triggered by a commitment set down at the QAIHC State Members’ Conference in December, the workshop was held to explore the history, challenges and opportunities for ACCHOs looking to explore new opportunities in the aged care space.

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$5m grant to help screen children at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

A Griffith University research project to help screen children and adolescents at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders has been successful in gaining a $5 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Led by Professor Dianne Shanley from Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology, the project builds upon the recent $1.5 million NHMRC grant awarded last year for the Tracking Cube, which her team co-designed.

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