Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN)—helping northern Queenslanders live happier, healthier, longer lives  | 

4 September 2020

Thank you from NQPHN!

Northern Queensland PHN would like to take this opportunity to thank the Practice Managers and all primary health care professionals who continue to work tirelessly to support our local communities since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia in early 2020.

We appreciate the work you are doing to keep people living in the region as safe as possible during this time.

COVID-19 detected in Whitsunday sewage test

Queensland Health is asking that anyone in the Whitsundays with COVID-19 symptoms present for urgent testing.

This follows the detection this week of viral fragments of SARS-CoV-2 in samples from the Cannonvale wastewater treatment plant.

Read more.

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in North Queensland

Northern Queensland PHN has launched a web page providing an easy-to-understand guide on how and where to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Queensland.
The web page 'Where to get tested for COVID-19 in North Queensland' contains useful information on why, when and where the community can get tested for COVID-19, including a regularly updated list of all GP Respiratory clinics, other testing and fever clinics, and hospital ED and health centres where testing can take place.
NQPHN is also running a social media and digital advertising campaign to promote increased COVID-19 testing in the region.
FInd out where to get tested for COVID-19 across North Queensland

TGA Removes some brands of face masks from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods

On conducting a review of face masks on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has cancelled the ARTG entries of some masks.

While some of the cancellations are due to withdrawal by the suppliers, some have also been cancelled by the TGA.

A list of the cancelled face mask ARTG entries is available on the TGA website.
If you have any queries, questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact NQPHN at
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia's First Nation Peoples and the Traditional Custodians of this land. We respect their continued connection to land and sea, country, kin, and community. We also pay our respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging as the custodians of knowledge and lore.
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