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Health Council aim to improve services

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015

Health Council members will exchange ideas on how to improve services in the Far West when they meet in the city this week at the Far West Local Health District Annual Health Council Forum.

“Participants will have the opportunity to share their views on health issues as well as learn more about the role they play in enhancing health services for their communities,” said Ms Darriea Turley, Manager Community Engagement, Far West LHD.

“They will be joined by their governing body, the Far West LHD Board, the Chief Executive and senior management,” she said.

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Super health link

Saturday, 18th May, 2013

By Andrew Robertson

As construction of the city’s superclinic reaches the half way point, talks are underway between its owners and other health care providers to create a “comprehensive health network”.

Dr Funmi Komolafe, who co-owns Outback Family Practice which is building the superclinic in Thomas Street, said the soon-to-be expanded practice and region’s major health care providers are “exploring ways” of working together.

She said discussions were centered around the co-sharing of services as well as avoiding their duplication.

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A welcome boost to the nursing ranks

Wednesday, 6th February, 2013

The BH Hospital’s new registered nurses (front, from left) Paige Nash, Cherie Follett, Kirby Purcell, Anne Ball, Kristy Kelly, Amanda Everett, Jessica D-Apice, Alysha Stubbs, Donna Stevenson, Karen Ball, Hannah Miller and Tamara Montgomery The BH Hospital’s new registered nurses (front, from left) Paige Nash, Cherie Follett, Kirby Purcell, Anne Ball, Kristy Kelly, Amanda Everett, Jessica D-Apice, Alysha Stubbs, Donna Stevenson, Karen Ball, Hannah Miller and Tamara Montgomery

By Erica Visser

Fourteen registered nurses will start their careers at the Broken Hill Hospital this year.

Twelve of the new graduates started with the Health Service at an orientation session this week. The other two will begin in August as part of a "middle intake" program.

Director of Nursing, Dale Sutton, said that the number of new nurses was higher than in previous years.

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When baby talk is no laughing matter

Wednesday, 6th February, 2013

Speech pathologist Olwen Morgen expects demand for her skills to be high given the growing prevalence of speech problems in children. Speech pathologist Olwen Morgen expects demand for her skills to be high given the growing prevalence of speech problems in children.

By Kurtis J Eichler

After 26 years of helping children with speaking difficulties in Europe and Africa, speech pathologist Olwen Morgen has decided to settle in Broken Hill.

Following a brief stint in the hospital's speech pathology unit two years ago, Ms Morgen is setting up a permanent practice at the Morgan Street Allied Health Service.

The Zimbabwe-raised pathologist specialises in paediatrics for infants up to 18 months old. She also works with children suffering from autistic spectrum disorder and a range of learning difficulties.

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Health minister visits city

Monday, 26th November, 2012

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek with local doctor Funmi Komolafe. Health Minister Tanya Plibersek with local doctor Funmi Komolafe.

By Emily Roberts

The recent visit by the Federal Health Minister shows the government's commitment to health in Broken Hill, according to the city's Deputy Mayor and Labor Branch President.

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek visited the city over the weekend and during her stay she attended the new GP Super Clinic site, the University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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