Rapid upgrade promised at NNHS

A RECENTLY announced science and technology grant for New Norfolk High School will be used to improve the school’s Materials, Design and Technology (MDT) building. Writing in last week’s NNHS newsletter, principal Malcolm Elliott said work had begun as soon as the $500,000 funding was announced. “Staff have been working

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Award for New Norfolk friends

A GROUP that brings people together to share a meal in New Norfolk is the winner of a Rural Wellbeing Champion Award – an initiative developed by Anglicare to celebrate Mental Health Week (October 6-12). The awards recognise Tasmanian groups or individuals who promote health and wellbeing in ruralcommunities. More

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Child safety ambassors in town this weekend

CONTINUING in their quest to make all Australia a safer place for children, Queensland child safety ambassadors Denise and Bruce Morcombe are heading south through New South Wales to Victoria and Tasmania this week. Mr and Mrs Morecombe are embarking on the trip to empower more Australians to educate children

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X-ray service back in a fortnight

AN experienced radiographer would be appointed in the next two or three weeks to run the New Norfolk Hospital’s x-ray service, mayor Martyn Evans has been told. Following speculation that the facility was to be closed, Councillor Evans today released the text of an email from the Tasmanian Health Organisation

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Guardian challenge on again

LATE last year the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy offered a six week “Be Good To Yourself Challenge” to its customers. The challenge focused on losing weight, improving health markers and increasing fitness levels, all whilst being supported by pharmacy staff and the Be Good To Yourself program. Some 18 “Challengers”

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X-ray service back in action

X-RAY services have been reintroduced at the New Norfolk Hospital on a part-time basis. Standing in for Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne, Lyons MHA Rebecca White re-opened the x-ray department on Thursday morning. “I know there has been strong support from the local community and local GPs for x-ray services to

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New counselling service

THE Tasmanian division of Relationships Australia Tasmania now has a counsellor based at the Community Health Centre in New Norfolk. Counselling is available for people facing difficulties across a wide range of life issues such as relationships, parenting, depression, anxiety, workplace problems, divorce and separation. Counselling continues to be offered

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Strange bedfellows

WE’RE not sure what to make of the sight of a private ambulance parked at the New Norfolk Ambulance Station yesterday. We know the Tasmanian Government’s health budget is in a parlous state…

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Corumbene set to grow

Corumbene Nursing Home PREMIER Lara Giddings today announced the start of a 10-year master plan for Corumbene Home for the Aged. Stage 1 will involve a $2 million nursing home expansion, part funded by the State Government.   “It is without doubt that if it were not for the generous support

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Meningococcal update

PEOPLE of the Upper Derwent Valley need not fear an outbreak of meningococcal disease, Tasmania’s public health authority said today. ABC News tonight reported that the local man who died on Saturday night had an uncommon strain of the bacteria. “There is no suggestion that this is an outbreak and

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Health warning on meningococcal disease

HEALTH authorities are advising family and friends of preventative measures after a 21 year old man from the upper Derwent Valley died from meningococcal disease overnight at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The Director of Public Health, Dr Roscoe Taylor said tests had confirmed that a man admitted to hospital overnight had died from meningococcal

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New home for residents with disability

SEVERAL Derwent Valley residents with disability are now enjoying a new residential group home which opened last Wednesday. Human Services minister Cassy O’Connor said the new six-bedroom residential property at New Norfolk was a well-designed, environmentally-friendly and liveable new home. “This new home will increase the quality of life for

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