Ease in appointments

Communication. Patients at Smithton District Hospital can now dial in for appointments through ‘telehealth’ conferencing services.  Telehealth utilises telecommunication services to provide medical advice. The Computers on Wheels service, or CoWs, is an initiative of the state government’s Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services White Paper.  The local hospital recently received a new portable unit to …

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Another’s reading treasure

Donations. Yes, it is winter but how about a spring clean? Community members are encouraged to dust off their unwanted books and wipe down those old DVDs to donate to a good cause. Rotarian Wendy Gray is looking to host a secondhand sale to raise money for two lightweight wheelchairs for Smithton District Hospital. Director …

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Easing into parenthood

Support. A rocking chair awaits in the corner of the room and the crib is made up – the baby’s room is ready to be filled with memories. The months, weeks and days leading up to the arrival of your little one can be filled with a flurry of emotions and in a whirlwind of …

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A pinch of mischief

Reflection. Known and loved for her teacake and scones, Dianne Reeman’s recipes will be cherished by her Smithton District Hospital colleagues as she enters her retirement this week. Dianne started working at the region’s only hospital 40 years ago, on July 29, 1976. Prior to this she had worked for six years in the kitchen …

2 years ago

Most outta life

Health. Smithton District Hospital is offering locals the opportunity to enrol in the free Get the Most Out of Life (GTMOOL) program. GTMOOL is a six-week program that provides participants with practical and fun ways to learn to manage their health issues with the aim of maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle. It is open …

2 years ago

Diabetes Tasmania service

Health. Diabetes Tasmania is now providing services at Smithton. A diabetes nurse educator will be available one day each week at Smithton District Hospital to see people with diabetes or those who have impaired glucose tolerance, also known as pre-diabetes. This service is open to people who want to understand the changes to the National …

2 years ago

Blanket of love

Nurture. Feeding your newborn helps to create an intimate relationship between a mother and her baby, an unbreakable bond. Soroptimist International of Circular Head recognises the importance of this connection and is willing the community to help mothers in this transition. Raffling a handmade quilt, sewn by Soroptimist Gaylene Timms, all proceeds will go towards …

2 years ago
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New dietitian service

Wellbeing. Locals seeking nutritional advice can take advantage of a new service offered through Medicare in Smithton. Based at the Smithton District Hospital on the third Friday of every month between 10am and 4pm, dietitian Dr Diane Fletcher-Way will offer free appointments for clients who obtain an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral from their GP, or …

3 years ago

Health reform welcomed

Changes. As of July 1, the Tasmanian health system has operated as one, with the statewide health white paper released late last month. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has welcomed the release in noting the positives for the region, while Smithton District Hospital director of nursing/site manager Sharan McLaren has said “it is business as usual” for now. “There …

3 years ago

Kid’s Drop In Clinic

Health. A visiting children’s clinic will be open at Smithton District Hospital next month, offering parents an opportunity to discuss any concerns with a health professional. The Department of Health and Human Services initiative sees five health professionals travel to Smithton from the North West Regional Hospital and other health practices to offer advice to parents …

4 years ago