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Our 2018 Influenza Vaccination Program will kick off on Monday 9 April.

What is in the vaccine?

There are 4 strains; 2 Influenza A’s and 2 B’s. There has been a change to one of the A strains from 2017.

Why are we vaccinated each year for the flu?

Being vaccinated annually is the first and best way to protect yourself, your family and your patients from the flu. Each year the circulating strains of influenza differ therefore we need to be vaccinated against the most current strain in the community. Immunity against the flu also doesn’t last longer than a year, at most.

Flu vaccination can reduce the length and severity of flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalisations.

Who can be vaccinated?

We will vaccinate all UCH employees and VMPs who work in our hsopital.

The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from the flu which includes; the elderly, the young and immune-compromised persons.

Where can you be vaccinated?

Clinics will be held in the Infection Control Office, situated in Ward 4B opposite room 24, on the following days and times:

Tuesday 17 April: 9am – 1pm

Wednesday 18 April: 9am – 3pm

Thursday 19 April: 9am – 2pm

*Please note there will also be roving clinics in parts of the hospital, including theatre so stay tuned for more information.

Our hospital will again hold an ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony this year which will take place at 10.30am on Wednesday 24 April on the hospital's front terrace. 

There will be a Commemorative Address by Retd. Major Lindsay Warren (Maroochy RSL). The national anthems of both Australia and New Zealand will be played. We will also have a live bugler and a release of pigeons. Wreaths will be laid at the memorial by representatives of our First Peoples and from the hospital's doctors and nurses. Some small white crosses will be available for placement in memory of loved ones who have served.

We hope you can join us for this significant occasion in the life of our hospital.

In Autumn the leaves fall but why should you?!

April is National Falls Prevention Month - falls and falls-related injuries are serious health issues and are the leading cause of injury hospitalisation for older adults.

The good news is that just like any injury, there are strategies that can be employed to reduce the risk of falls. Given the multifactorial nature of falls, a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and management is vital. Here at Buderim Private Hospital, all professions have a role to play in falls prevention.

Check out our Ward 3A and Allied Health teams pictured in front of the falls prevention strategy tree they have created to raise awareness and provide education about this important issue.

Some of their top tips to patients to help prevent falls are:

- Free your home of hazards
- Wear your glasses and hearing aids
- Remove clutter from your home
- When you’ve got to go, get up slow
- Maintain good nutrition
- Wear well-fitting footwear
- Review medications
- Review walking aids