Healthy living

  • Fight the Bite

    We all know mosquitoes can be a nuisance, but some can spread serious diseases when they bite and there is currently NO CURE and NO VACCINE for mosquito-borne disease. The only way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid being bitten.

  • Healthy in the heat

    Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during hot weather and heatwaves. Some groups of people – such as babies and young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have chronic health conditions – are more at risk than others.

  • What we are doing

    Information on the hospital demand strategies we are planning to implement this quarter.

  • Emergency Departments

    Is it really an emergency? Consider the best health care option for you before visiting an Emergency Department.

  • Ladder safety

    Ladder safety

    Ladder related injuries, particularly among men aged 65 years and older, are steadily increasing in Australia. This spring, let’s avoid preventable injures by following the seven steps to ladder safety.

  • Asthma and hay fever

    Seasonal hay fever, in spring and summer, occurs when pollen concentrations are very high. For many people with asthma, having hay fever can worsen their asthma. Learn more about how to treat hay fever and to ensure overall good asthma control.

  • Be lead paint aware.

    Lead paint and your health

    You may be at risk of lead paint exposure when renovating, restoring or re-painting, especially if your home was built before the mid-1970s. Before you start renovating this spring, read the six step guide to painting your home.

  • Keeping your food safe

    Safe food is an important part of everybody's lifestyle. Sometimes, food can make us sick if we do not handle it correctly. Knowing how to keep your food safe can help you to reduce the risk of becoming sick.

  • Maintaining your pool at home

    Poorly maintained swimming pools can create serious health risks for users. Humans, animals and the environment can contaminate pools with infectious organisms. In most cases these organisms cause mild illness, but some infections can be serious.

  • Healthy communities

    Find out how our homes, communities, schools and workplaces can lead the way in making healthy choices easy choices. Clubs, supermarkets, hotels and caf├ęs can also play their part.