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July/August Newsletter

Congratulations Gayle If you have met our Nurse Practitioner Gayle Rusher, you will know she has many strings to her bow…and now she has another string to add! Gayle has recently completed her training through Diabetes Australia to become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator. A Diabetes Educator helps those with diabetes or at risk of diabetes:…


Meningococcal immunisation information

UPDATE 3 6th August: We now have stock of both Menactra (24 months to 21 years) and Nimenrix (6 weeks to 23 months) at both Huonville and Cygnet and will be conducting vaccine clinics. To book your child or yourself in please call Huonville on 6264 2800 or Cygnet in 6295 1300. For more information on the vaccines and meningococcal disease…


May newsletter

  Palliative Care Palliative care is for any person and their family with a life-limiting or terminal illness. It aims to help people live their life as fully and comfortably as possible. Palliative care is not just for the final stages of life, care may commence at the time of diagnosis, or intermittently throughout an…


Attracting young doctors to regional areas

Five rural and remote Tasmanian communities, including the Huon Valley, have farewelled their first group of intern doctors, as they leave to embark on the next stage of their intern journeys. Meanwhile, five new medical graduates have commenced their 13 week placements, in what has proven to be a successful programme for the Tasmanian community…


April Newsletter

April No Falls April No Falls aims to raise awareness of falls prevention. Staying active is the single most important thing you can do, to stay fit and independent. You can significantly reduce your risk of a fall by doing moderate exercise, for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, and by…


Warning: don’t vaccinate against the flu too early

Original article here: http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5283470/doctors-say-early-flu-vaccination-could-put-people-at-risk/ Tasmanians are being warned against rushing in for a flu vaccination. Timing for vaccination is “critical” to ensure patients have the highest level of protection from the virus when the influenza season hits, doctors say. It was a deadly year for influenza in 2017 across the state, with deaths in nursing homes, fit young…