News not good for Ouse hospital

THE Upper Derwent Valley did not get the news it was expecting last week, when a consultant recommended against establishing a multi-purpose centre at the Ouse District Hospital – effectively voting for its closure. Central Highlands Mayor Deidre Flint says the community will keep fighting for its hospital. ABC Radio

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Extra paramedics promised

HEALTH and Human Services minister Lara Giddings has announced her plan to deliver on last year’s promise to double the number of paramedics in the Derwent Valley. Ms Giddings last week said funding had been provided in the 2008-09 State Budget to recruit additional paramedics to New Norfolk. The commitment

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Boost for road safety

THE Derwent Valley Council will share in state funding to improve road safety through speed reductions and traffic calming. Infrastructure Minister Graeme Sturges today told State Parliament that this was the latest initiative under the Government’s 10-year Road Safety Strategy. “For the next four years projects will be awarded funding

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