19 May 2015

National Reconciliation Week this year will be celebrated from Wednesday 27 May to Wednesday 3 June 2015. The national theme for the week of celebration is, ‘its time to change it up!’

Death Cap mushrooms found in Canberra             

18 May 2015

The Acting ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley today reminded the community that there are Death Cap mushrooms growing in and around the ACT.

15 May 2015

ACT Health Director General Dr Peggy Brown today clarified that there has been no reduction in either bed or place numbers at the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH).

15 May 2015

ACT Health's Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley, has opened the fourth annual Fresh Tastes Canteen Fresh Expo, held by Nutrition Australia ACT in the Chifley Health Hub.

13 Mar

Coeliac Awareness Week

Coeliac disease remains one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in Australia. Public recognition of coeliac disease and the potential reactions to gluten (often self-diagnosed!) have never been higher, yet awareness of the condition among medical professionals continues to be low.

04 Feb

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4th February, under a single theme to highlight the ongoing fight against cancer.

04 May 2015

A free vaccination against Pertussis (whooping cough) is now available to all pregnant women during their third trimester.

10 April 2015

ACT Health ACT Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley this morning said the first Ebola test conducted on a female patient at Canberra Hospital has returned a negative result.

08 October 2014

Acting ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley has alerted Canberrans to be aware of measles symptoms after a case was notified to ACT Health on Friday 22 August 2014.

08 October 2014

Prior fortnightly ACT Influenza Reports can be found in the previous alerts section. For general information visit the Influenza in the ACT page in this alerts section.