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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Our man in Christchurch

FORMER New Norfolk paramedic Peter James is back at work at the Scottsdale ambulance station following his return to Tasmania after a posting to earthquake stricken Christchurch in New Zealand. Mr James, who was well regarded during his five years at the New Norfolk ambulance station, is pictured below with

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Paramedics home from New Zealand

FORMER long-serving New Norfolk ambulance officer Peter James has today returned home to Launceston following a deployment to New Zealand where he provided assistance in the aftermath of the recent Christchurch earthquake. He was joined by Adrian Abel, another former branch station officer at New Norfolk. Both are highly qualified

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Modern X-ray for New Norfolk Hospital

A MODERN digital X-ray service will be introduced at the New Norfolk District Hospital in the new financial year, Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne has told the Derwent Valley Council. The new facility will be integrated into medical imaging services at the Royal Hobart Hospital. In a letter to Mayor Martyn

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Thumbs-up for Esplanade

WATER quality in the River Derwent at the New Norfolk Esplanade has been rated as “good” following a water monitoring review by the Derwent Estuary Program. Spokeswoman Christine Coughanowr said the review of data from the past five years would help people to make an informed decision about where and

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