Health

Medical centre’s recognition for dedicated doctors

THE signficiant contributions of two doctors to healthcare in the Derwent Valley have been honoured by the Derwent Valley Medical Centre. The main sections of the Burnett St building are now named the Dr Ralph Peters Wing and the Dr Annette Douglas Wing. Speaking at a ceremony to unveil the

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CH Council

Bothwell doctors to aid Ouse

PATIENTS of the closed GP clinic at Ouse will be able to attend the Bothwell Doctors’ surgery from next month. Bothwell Doctors have secured the services of additional GPs and will extend the opening hours at the Patrick St surgery to accept new patients from within the Central Highlands municipality.

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CH Council

Travel assistance for Ouse medical centre patients

THE State Government has introduced financial assistance for patients of the closed GP clinic at Ouse to help with travel costs to attend a GP out of the local area. This was an issue raised by members of the public at a recent community meeting at Ellendale. “To be eligible

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Business

Burn team shows true grit in fitness contest

MEMBERS of local business Burn Functional Fitness competed in the Grit Fitness Partner Competition in Moonah last Sunday (July 24). The 16 everyday gym-goers competed against some of the fittest in the state across five gruelling events that tested strength, endurance and mental fortitude. The day was a great success

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Health

Walk-in vaccination clinic at New Norfolk on Saturday

ANOTHER pop-up vaccination clinic will be held in the Community Health Centre downstairs at the New Norfolk District Hospital this Saturday, July 30. Access is via the lower-ground floor entry. Free ‘flu vaccinations are available for everyone aged six months and over, and COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged

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CH Council

Community waiting for answers and a new doctor

MORE than 1000 upper Derwent Valley residents have been without a doctor since Easter, a community meeting heard earlier today. Meeting organiser Anne Donaghy said the sudden closure of the GP clinic at Ouse three months ago had deprived the wider area of access to health services. About 100 people

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CH Council

Community meeting to discuss Ouse doctor crisis

A PUBLIC meeting will be held at the Ellendale Community Hall at 11am tomorrow (Monday, July 18) to discuss the ongoing delays in replacing the doctor at the Ouse Medical Centre. A petition will be available for signing. “Everyone is saying they just want to know what is happening,” meeting

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CH Council

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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Rebecca White and Craig Farrell
Health

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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Community

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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Health

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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Health

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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