Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

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September heralds the start of spring and it’s time to shed those winter blues, get outside and get active!

Thanks to all the health and well being professionals, fitness practitioners and beauty therapists who have come on board to launch our Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing focus.

This new section is a fantastic way to introduce your health, fitness, beauty or wellbeing business to our readers and costs as little as $33 for a listing, or from $66 per month for a display advertisement plus free listing and rostered article – talk to Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News for more information. Email: to register your interest and to find out more.

To our readers, we live in an amazing part of the world, surrounded by exceptionally beautiful scenery and clean air – get outside, reinvigorate yourself, feel great!

Public Meeting for Community Hospital

A public meeting has been called to discuss the Community Hospital project in order to elect a standing committee.

Dr Peter Martin said, “Local member, Tony Perrett, will speak on how to conduct a parliamentary petition for the project. To date, more than 30 local people have emailed their support.”

The meeting will be held at Tuncunba Hall opposite the petrol station at Gympie Road, Tin Can Bay at 9am on Saturday September 15.

“We are looking for strong support from local residents,” said Dr Martin.

Andrew Timbs CEO STAR Radiology

Andrew Timbs CEO STAR Radiology

X-rays now on the coast

Dr Andrew Timbs is the owner of STAR Radiology and he has just started a mobile x-ray service. STAR Radiology is dedicated to improving the access and quality of x-ray services to rural communities in Queensland.

Andrew has been a chiropractor for the past 14 years and explained his reason for setting up his new mobile service, “I’ve always taken my own x-rays and after moving to the Sunshine Coast two years ago, I saw there was a great need for greater access and quality x-rays in rural areas.”

To ensure client safety, STAR Radiology provide portable lead shielding, allowing Andrew and his team to move to the positions required to ensure no scatter radiation.

Andrew said, “You have to remember, modern x-ray machines put out extremely low radiation – you would get more radiation going on an international plane flight than you would getting a set of x-rays and the amount of scatter from the machine is negligible!

“We are also looking forward to introducing ultrasound services in September and as long as there is a demand and the services are used, we will come to Tin Can Bay,” he said.

STAR Radiology visit Tin Can Bay every Monday and Tuesday, working out of the Cooloola Skin Centre, 11 Dolphin Avenue. Andrew accepts all referrals and offers 100% bulk billed services. For more information, contact STAR Radiology via email: or call 07 3186 8542.

Disability Action Week

September 9 to 15 is Disability Action Week, which aims to empower people with disabilities, raise awareness of issues and improve access and inclusion throughout the community. One in five Queenslanders have a disability, and disability touches the lives of most Queenslanders in some way. To find out more, visit

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