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Millions promised for increased services at New Norfolk Hospital

A STATE Labor government would provide $197 million to provide emergency care services at regional facilities including the New Norfolk District Hospital, Labor leader Rebecca White announced in New Norfolk this morning. Ms White said the Labor Party’s election commitment included funding for capital improvements as well as staffing costs.

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Sunday start for COVID-19 shots at New Norfolk

UPDATE: The venue for this clinic is now the New Norfolk RSL Club, at 30 George St, New Norfolk. EARLIER: THE State Government’s New Norfolk Community Clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations will open for business tomorrow (Sunday), March 21. People eligible for these free vaccinations can book online or by phone.

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic for New Norfolk

NEW Norfolk has been named as the location for one of the State Government’s first five community clinics for the delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination. Health minister Sarah Courtney said the state’s vaccine program was on track and ready to move to phase 1B. “The success of the rollout

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‘No ambulance’ for New Norfolk last night

LACK of staff forced the temporary closure of the New Norfolk Ambulance Station last night, Legislative Councillor Craig Farrell revealed earlier today. “The ambulance station was closed from 6pm last night to 8am this morning because no crew was available,” Mr Farrell said. Mr Farrell, who is up for re-election

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Health petition gains momentum and key supporters

SENIOR Labor figures have endorsed the local petition calling for increased health services in the Derwent Valley. The Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MHR, has assisted with the drafting of the document, and State Opposition Leader Rebecca White MHA has offered to table the completed petition in state parliament.

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Community meetings to plan new health petition

UPDATE: These meetings will now be held at the New Norfolk RSL Club function room in Tank St, New Norfolk. A RENEWED effort is being planned in the ongoing campaign to convince the State Government of the need for improved medical services in the Derwent Valley. Four public information sessions

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State Government ‘still listening’ to health concerns

THE State Government says it is continuing to listen to community views about the level of health services in the Derwent Valley, following yesterday’s New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News report about the response to a local petition. Tabled in the House of Assembly on March 25, the petition called

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Health petitioners ‘ignored’ after signing the wrong side

THE State Government has been urged to respect the views of 1400 petitioners who were disenfranchised by a strict interpretation of the rules about petitions. New Norfolk’s Bill Dermody collected signatures from 2200 people concerned about health services in the Derwent Valley, but was told only 880 were valid. Visiting

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Further easing of coronavirus restrictions

Click image to enlarge. THE second stage of the easing of Tasmania’s public health restrictions starts at 3pm this afternoon (Friday). A staged approach of lifting of restrictions has been developed to help reduce the risk to the community of Covid-19. Gatherings will increase to 20 people at a time

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Free coronavirus testing at New Norfolk

Click image to enlarge. FREE testing for Covid-19 will be conducted at New Norfolk this weekend. While public restrictions relating to the coronavirus are being relaxed, the State Government says widespread testing remains essential in order to track and slow the spread of the disease. Mobile testing units are making

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D’FAT to help in Covid-19 campaign

Amy McDonald THE Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has been selected to participate in a statewide Covid-19 focus group, through the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT). D’FAT facilitator Matt Hill said YNOT was undertaking a youth-focused Covid-19 communications and marketing campaign. “This campaign is designed with and for

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