A place to stay

Care. Kidney transplant house Locals requiring life-saving kidney transplant surgery are able to recover in a new ‘home away from home’ in Melbourne. Launched in late 2014, Emorgo Kidney Transplant House in Brunswick East provides free, fully furnished accommodation for patients and their families post-surgery. It is available to people who need to travel more than …

3 years ago

Drug documentary

Update. A community documentary showing the effects of methamphetamine use in today’s society is now being produced by Rural Health. Plans for the documentary, expected to be up to 60 minutes in length, are the result of a $10,000 Heywire Youth Innovation Grant won by Circular Head Council last year. The task has been passed …

3 years ago

Advisory group

Health. Rural Health’s health advisory group, CHAG, met for the first time last month, discussing the priority needs of the community. Nine attendees from a cross-section of the community made up the group with others welcome. The group is now seeking statistics around drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, gambling and eating habits, in particular. …

3 years ago
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Smithton Aerodrome still in use

Emergency. Despite the removal of the Terminal Air Forecast (TAF) service at Smithton Aerodrome, the airport can still accommodate emergency flights as needed. In a letter penned to the state government earlier this year, Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam expressed the council’s concerns “in relation to the Smithton Airport being in jeopardy of losing its …

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Young people and dementia

Health. One in 13 people with dementia are under the age of 65. A range of these people are in their 30s and 40s. National advocacy organisation, Alzheimer’s Australia has launched a campaign – No Longer A Statistic – revealing that in Tasmania there are 630 people under the age of 65 with dementia, referred …

3 years ago
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