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Contractual dispute closes Ouse GP clinic

PREMIER and health minister Jeremy Rockliff today said the State Government was taking all available steps to ensure the continued delivery of medical services in the Upper Derwent Valley and Central Highlands following the sudden closure of the Ouse GP clinic last week. “I share the frustration expressed by members

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Labor calls for better use of New Norfolk’s district hospital

THE New Norfolk Hospital and others like it around the state could be better used to provide emergency services and take pressure off the Royal Hobart Hospital, state Opposition Leader Rebecca White said in New Norfolk earlier today. “The New Norfolk Hospital, like many regional hospitals across Tasmania, could be

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Paediatric pop-up clinic at New Norfolk

CHILDREN’S doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be administered free of charge at New Norfolk High School between 9am and 4.30pm this Sunday, February 6. The clinic will be held in the school gymnasium, with entry off Kensington St. This clinic will provide a paediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine,

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Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at New Norfolk tomorrow

ANOTHER pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held in the Community Health Centre downstairs at the New Norfolk District Hospital tomorrow (Saturday). Access is via the lower-ground floor entry. Anyone over the age of 12 who wants to be vaccinated will be able to walk in, with no booking required.

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COVID-19 testing clinic pops-up at New Norfolk

A POP-UP mobile testing clinic for COVID-19 has opened at New Norfolk today (Tuesday). It will be available at the New Norfolk Rowing Club car park at 5 Page Ave, from 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow. “While many lockdown restrictions were lifted at 6pm on Monday, it is still

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Lockdown ending but masks to be worn until Friday

SOUTHERN Tasmania will emerge from its three-day coronavirus lockdown at 6pm today (Monday) but some restrictions will remain in place until 6pm this Friday, including the compulsory wearing of masks outside the home. Premier Peter Gutwein this morning said people will no longer have to stay home after the end

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Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine this week

THERE will be pop-up clinics in the Derwent Valley to deliver COVID-19 vaccines this week, in addition to the usual locations at the local pharmacies and medical centre. Premier Peter Gutwein has reminded Tasmanians that during the present lockdown it is permitted to leave home to be vaccinated or tested

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LOCKDOWN: What you can and can’t do for the next three days

The below information applies to residents in southern Tasmania. See the list of municipalities currently in lockdown. If you are not in a lockdown area please continue to check in when out and about and avoid travelling into the lockdown area unless it is essential. See more about Travelling within Tasmania. CLICK

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Commonwealth cash for Corumbene’s community campus

DEPUTY prime minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a grant of more than $3.75 million to help Corumbene Care develop its Derwent Valley Health and Wellbeing Hub at New Norfolk. Mr Joyce said Corumbene would receive $3,785,511 from the fifth round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. With a

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Corumbene celebrates 55 years of volunteer spirit

THE role of volunteers remained central to the successful operation of Corumbene Care at New Norfolk, chief executive Damien Jacobs said recently. Mr Jacobs was speaking at the unveiling of a silhouette artwork at the facility in Lower Rd, acknowledging 55 years of the Corumbene Auxiliary and other volunteers who

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New chief appointed at Corumbene

FORMER parliamentarian Alison Standen (pictured) has been named as the new chief executive of Corumbene Care following the impending departure of Damien Jacobs after 12 years in the role. Board of management president Peter Rouleston said Mr Jacobs was leaving next month with the best wishes of the board and

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District Hospital support continues despite pandemic

MEMBERSHIP of the New Norfolk District Hospital Auxiliary has rallied after a number of its members retired due to the coronavirus pandemic. In her report to the group’s annual general meeting, president Christine Blackwell said membership had dropped to 10 but had climbed back to 16. “It was very difficult

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