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Kid’s Kitchen – term 4!

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Hands-on cooking & nutrition classes for kids

You’ve got books, pencils, pens and are busily covering school books but have you considered registering your children for the popular IHF Kid’s Kitchen?

Running throughout the school term (15 October – 10 December) Kid’s Kitchen offers children aged 7 – 10 years with a hands-on cooking class and theory base about a healthy lifestyle and how to make healthy choices for only $5 per week.

Program Coordinator Kayley Taaffe said Kid’s Kitchen covers food tasting, cooking skills and nutrition education.

“Our Kid’s Kitchen is in good hands with Nutritionist Deidree Taylor who I work with each week to present new, exciting recipes.

“Children go home each week armed with the healthy food they’ve prepared and a newsletter with recipe ideas and healthy tips for the family.”

Help your children gain these critical skills with the help of a qualified nutritionist!

Book now: https://www.ihfoundation.org.au/servi…/kids-kitchen-project/

 

Details of the program: when: 15 October – 10 December 2019

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

Cost: $5 per week

Location: TAFE Southwest Bundamba Campus

Bike4Life School Holiday Program

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CYCLE SAFELY COURSE

Are your kids cycling safe? Enrol now for the school holiday Bike4Life Cycling Education Program (2-3 October) presented by Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Sekisui House.

The 2-hour course to be held at Pebbles Park, Ripley will teach basic bike riding skills, build your child’s confidence to remove training wheels, increase awareness of surroundings, and gain the knowledge to be safe while riding.

To register please visit: www.ihfoundation.org.au/events/

Unique opportunity to assist at IHF!

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation needs your help! If you enjoy chatting with people, being outdoors and feel passionate about Ipswich – this volunteer opportunity is for you!

As Ipswich Showground Caravan Park Check-in Coordinator you will:
– provide check in service for caravans, campervans and mobile homes
– commit 5 x 20 minute trips over a weekend
– perform simple paperwork and EFTPOS/cash collection
– have a flexible roster

Any training required will be provided.

Please contact IHF on 1300 736 428 or info@ihfoundation.org.au to snap up this great opportunity.

Volunteers Care

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Volunteers Care

Support is on hand when you need it

You’ve received a call back to BreastScreen Ipswich Service and you are fearing the worst. Wondering what chemotherapy is like and how long you might have to endure it for and all of a sudden you’ve talked your way into a diagnosis. You are spiralling understandably and look up from your magazine for some support. You’ve got it in the Ipswich Hospital Foundation Volunteers. The support team is at the Ipswich Service every Thursday to lend a caring ear for patients who have been called back for second appointments.

Glenda and Lorraine of the IHF Volunteer team have been working with the service for over a year now.

“We love being here to support the women and the service, listening to their stories and help them through a moment in their life that sometimes isn’t so pleasant,” they said.

“Volunteering really is so satisfying and varied and it is a privilege to be with the women during this process – we’ve made a lot of friends!

BreastScreen Queensland – Ipswich Service Nurse Unit Manager Nicola Godfrey said Glenda and Lorraine were a wonderful addition to the BreastScreen team.

“Glenda and Lorraine provide invaluable support and assistance to the West Moreton women who attend an assessment clinic, from welcoming women, making cups of tea or coffee and chatting with anxious clients to pushing babies around in strollers.

“They are ambassadors for our BreastScreen service, promoting our service to friends, family, other volunteers and the wider West Moreton community. They also prepare health promotion materials for distribution to the community which is of huge assistance to our team.”

BreastScreen Queensland – Ipswich Service operates both a fixed Ipswich service site at the Community Health Plaza, Bell St and mobile van services to make appointments accessible to West Moreton women, including those living in rural and regional areas.

Ms Godfrey encouraged women to prioritise their health in 2019.

“Looking after your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones,” Ms Godfrey said.

“I encourage women over 40, particularly those aged 50 to 74 who are considered most at risk, to prioritise their health and have their routine, free screening mammogram every two years. No referral is required.

“A breast screen takes only 30 minutes.”

The mobile van will be at the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre, 1483 Brisbane Valley Highway Fernvale, from 31 January to 26 February.

Appointment availability ranges from 6.45am – 5pm (Monday to Friday) and some Saturdays. To book phone 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au

 

Children in West Moreton are in good hands!

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Children in West Moreton are in good hands!

 A team of paediatricians under the guide of Dr Ian Shellshear, winner of the 2018 West Moreton Health Interconnected Awards, are busy looking after the smallest patients in our region.

The Paediatric Service operates clinics for children with behavioural and developmental issues upon referral from general practitioners.

On 27th March the 8th Annual Paediatric Interagency ‘Big Day Out’ hosted by Dr Shellshear and his service will bring together the many agencies supporting children in the region.

Paediatrics Staff Specialist Dr Ian Shellshear is looking forward to the day that he says has been rated 4.5/5 stars by past participants!

“The day is always a lot of fun and we like to enforce ‘jargon is banned’ and ‘reading from notes’. Through this we encourage face to face interaction with colleagues.

“The challenges paediatric services and their patients face can only be solved by presenting a united multi-disciplinary team and the interagency serves to connect and share strategies for assessment and treatment.

“There are so many variables in behavioural and developmental issues in children and we know that parenting has changed, nuclear families are no longer the norm and most importantly there are no manuals for parenting a child!

“In a technology driven world, distracting elements are everywhere and electronics use in both the parents and the child can add to tricky behavioural issues.

“We do know that most children just want to play and interact – playing teaches sharing, turn-taking, losing, gestures and tone of voice – all critical learnings for children.
For simple and practical solutions for parenting, contact:

Triple P

123 Magic

Circle of Security

 

The Big Day Out Paediatric Interagency

Supported by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, the Ipswich City Council, and the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN the Big Day Out offers a space for local networking between services supporting Paediatrics including:

Department of Education and Training

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (Child Development Service, Child Youth Mental Health Service)

Department of Communities (EVOLVE)

SPARK Child Wellbeing Centre

The Poppy Centre

Private Practitioners

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN

 

North Ipswich Reserve Function Centre
2B Pine Street
North Ipswich, QLD 4305
Australia

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

 

Tickets for interested agencies:   https://www.ihfoundation.org.au/events/