Managing health and wellness

Program. Chronic disease sufferers may find comfort in a six-week workshop commencing at Smithton District Hospital later this month. ‘Get The Most Out of Life’ is a free program aimed at assisting people with chronic disease by providing the tools to improve health and get the most out of life. Participants attend a two-and-a-half hour session …

4 years ago

Local Legend. Smithton Hospital Auxiliary

“For the care, comfort and welfare of all.” It’s a typical monthly meeting for the Smithton Hospital Auxiliary. Members sit around the table in the Smithton District Hospital community room with notes, diaries and pens at the ready. President Betty Maynard is organising the next schedule for the group to sell raffle tickets outside Woolworths, …

4 years ago

The meal deal

Care. A knock on the door, a friendly face and prompt service is all it takes to deliver Meals on Wheels. Prepared and packaged primarily in the kitchens of Smithton District Hospital since 1969, the program delivers a variety of courses five days a week to customers across Circular Head who may need assistance in …

4 years ago
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Confidential needle exchange?

Needle exchange free and confidential . . . well, not quite confidential as I found out on Saturday night. After collecting interstate friends from up the coast, they informed me they would like to use the needle exchange at our local hospital I pressed the buzzer asked for what they wanted. A nice lady attended …

4 years ago

Diagnosis: isolation, treatment: doctors

Health. Eight second year medical students from the University of Tasmania in Hobart will be given a taste of the benefits and challenges that come with working in a rural area. The ‘Rural Communities Program’ began on Monday and runs until Friday, as the group meet with various key members in the Circular Head community …

4 years ago

Breastfeeding support for local mums

Maternity. Circular Head mothers can now access a free DVD to help educate them on the process of breastfeeding; a donation made possible by the Circular Head Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association. The DVD, titled ‘Mother and Baby with Sue Cox’, can be obtained from any of the midwifery staff at the Smithton District …

5 years ago

Hospital high tea

Celebration. The Smithton District Hospital and Community Health Centre will celebrate its 50th birthday tomorrow (Thursday November 21). A high tea will be held at the hospital’s community room between 2-3pm. All community members are welcome to this free event.

5 years ago
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Get the most out of life

Health. Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Are you ready to enjoy the great days ahead, or do you have ongoing health issues slowing you down? If you feel like you need a pick me up, the Get the Most Out of Life program is just for you. The six-week program …

5 years ago

X marks the spot

Charity. Thanks to a giving community and the help of dedicated volunteers, Treasure Chest has donated a pain-management mattress to Smithton District Hospital. The specialist mattress, helping those with specific pain, those unable to move comfortably and those requiring palliative care, cost close to $6000. Smithton District Hospital acting director of nursing Sharan McLaren said …

5 years ago