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Hospital to thank many volunteers

Saturday, 11th May, 2013

The contribution volunteers make to the health service and their community will be recognised by the Far West Local Health District during National Volunteer Week next week.
The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is Thanks A Million.
To celebrate this theme, every volunteer for the health district will be presented with a commemorative ‘Thanks A Million’ lapel pin.
“We want to show our appreciation and express thanks to all our volunteers, for the vital role they play in assisting to provide a better level of care to our patients,” said Chief Executive of the health district, Stuart Riley.

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Unit to herald new era in health care

Wednesday, 13th February, 2013

Commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission John Feneley met carers yesterday to watch a screening of the award-winning film Intangible. Mr Feneley is pictured with Karrie Lannstrom, Margot White, Pat Williams and Freda Gilby. Commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission John Feneley met carers yesterday to watch a screening of the award-winning film Intangible. Mr Feneley is pictured with Karrie Lannstrom, Margot White, Pat Williams and Freda Gilby.

By Erica Visser

The head of the NSW Mental Health Commission met with local carers yesterday ahead of the opening of a 10-bed facility at the Broken Hill Hospital.

The $6.6 million subacute unit will be officially opened this morning by the Commissioner, John Feneley, and Mental Health Minister Kevin Humphries.

Mr Feneley yesterday met those involved with the local Family and Carer Mental Health Program to discuss issues including access to resources in remote areas.

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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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Eye services area expanded

Wednesday, 14th November, 2012

Optometrist Dr Terrance Tan with patient Ray Richards in the newly-refurbished eye clinic yesterday. Optometrist Dr Terrance Tan with patient Ray Richards in the newly-refurbished eye clinic yesterday.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Eye clinic services have been expanded at the hospital.

Four rooms have been refitted and revamped to cater for the Ophthalmology Clinic, the hospital's largest outpatient clinic.

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It's better to bee safe

Tuesday, 30th October, 2012

(From left) Robyn Stewart, Trish Woodman, Jo Warhurst, Rebecca Hillier, Michael Weinert and Jane Baker at the hospital’s safety day. (From left) Robyn Stewart, Trish Woodman, Jo Warhurst, Rebecca Hillier, Michael Weinert and Jane Baker at the hospital’s safety day.

By Emily Roberts

Staff at the hospital had a bit of fun spreading the message of safety during Safe Work Australia Week.

They dressed up as busy bees and held a poker run, among other activities, and BH Hospital Safety Ambassador and Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) Committee chairman, Michael Weinert, said it was important for everyone to take an active role in ensuring a safe workplace.

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