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This year’s Rural Family Weekend partnered with Kingaroy’s Red Ant Round-up on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2017. The weekend was organised in conjunction with the Darling Downs and West Moreton Public Health Network and the Kingaroy GP Chapter Network.

GPTQ registrars and supervisors joined specialists, GPs, nurses and other health professionals to explore “Emergency Medicine in a rural setting”. The session featured national and international clinicians speaking on topics such as eye injuries, chest trauma, infection control, cardiac emergencies, poisoning, ectopic pregnancy and anaphylactic shock. While our supervisors and registrars attended the conference sessions, GPTQ sponsored the family program for spouses and children. This included:

  • Monster Trucks movie at Kingaroy Satellite Cinema; lunch at the South Burnett
  • Wine and Food Festival in the Park, afternoon at the beautiful Bunya Mountains,
  • Face painting and balloon twisting workshops plus a fabulous wildlife demonstration.

Comments:

Excellent family program; Fantastic family program; Great kids entertainment; Thank you for providing a fun-filled program for my family, it was a fantastic weekend; Wow, a weekend conference that catered for my family also.

GPTQ would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed to the success of the family program: Kingaroy Satellite Cinema; Eleanor & Staff from the Bunya Mountains; Miss Donna the Clown from Be Amazed Entertainment; Dreamtime Reptiles; staff from Jumping Beans Children’s Community for providing childcare all throughout the family program so that parents could attend the conference and Warren from Allan’s Bus Service for transporting everyone. Thank you also to Margie Hams from the Kingaroy PHN chapter and Jill Anne Wheeler from GPTQ for pulling everything together to ensure the clinical component of the weekend was a great success.