From 1 February 2018, over‑the‑counter medicines containing codeine (such as some pain and cold and flu medicines) will be available by prescription only.
There has been a great deal of interest and comment recently about the use of mesh as part of the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. There is currently a Senate Inquiry into the Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters which is due to report its findings by 14 February 2018.
The O’Connor ACT Pathology Collection Centre is transitioning to new management and will be temporarily closed from 23 December 2017.
ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, is alerting the Canberra community to confirmation of a second case of measles this year.
24 February 2017
ACT Health are warning Canberrans to be aware of a dangerous and illicit substance that has been distributed to young people as an ecstasy-type ‘MDMA’ drug.
07 June 2016
ACT CHO, today alerted the community to the potential of Death Cap mushrooms growing around the ACT due to the recent heavy rainfall.
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.