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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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Cafe in the clear and back in business

MAYDENA’S only cafe and general store is back in business today after closing temporarily when it was named as a precautionary exposure site for COVID-19. Owner-operator Jeanette Callow closed on Saturday morning when she learned that the cafe had been visited by a person who later tested positive for the

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Derwent Valley businesses on precautionary COVID-19 list

UPDATED: Several Derwent Valley businesses have been named as “precautionary exposure sites” after having been visited by a healthcare worker who has since been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Tasmanian Public Health Service says there is no evidence that the person was infectious while in Tasmania, but precautions are being taken.

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Covid clinic back in town

THE government-run Covid-19 vaccination clinic has returned to New Norfolk to administer second doses of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine to those people who were allocated appointments after having their first injection locally several months ago. The clinic has returned to the New Norfolk RSL Club, where it will operate several days

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Teaming up to save lives at Tynwald

THE Lions Club of New Norfolk, New Norfolk Junior Football Club and New Norfolk Cricket Club have collaborated to make a defibrillator available for the many groups who use the Tynwald Park sportsfields. A St John Ambulance defibrillator was presented by Lions Club president Kerry Kievit to NNJFC president Ann

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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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