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Mental health facility on time

Tuesday, 11th September, 2012

A new $6.6 million mental health sub-acute unit, which is being built behind staff housing on the hospital grounds, should be finished by the end of this month. A new $6.6 million mental health sub-acute unit, which is being built behind staff housing on the hospital grounds, should be finished by the end of this month.

By Gayle Ball

Construction of new mental health and rehabilitation units at the hospital is progressing well, with both projects on schedule.

The $6.6 million mental health subacute unit, which is being built behind staff housing on the hospital grounds, should be complete by the end of this month.

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Texts prove a healthy reminder

Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

Maternity and paediatric clinic clerk Suzanne Liddell. Maternity and paediatric clinic clerk Suzanne Liddell.

More hospital patients might soon be receiving a text message to remind them about appointments following a successful trial of the system last year.

The Broken Hill Health Service conducted a three-month trial of sending SMS alerts to people with mobile phones to remind them they have
an appointment the following day at either the Child and Family Health Centre or the hospital's Paediatrics department.

The trial found that the number of people missing appointments was reduced by up to 80 per cent, said the General Manager of the BH Health Service, Nigel Carlton.

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Reunion to mark hospital milestone

Wednesday, 30th May, 2012

Karen Kemp is on the organising committee for the hospital’s 125th Anniversary Reunion and is getting lots of memorabilia and photos ready to show. Karen Kemp is on the organising committee for the hospital’s 125th Anniversary Reunion and is getting lots of memorabilia and photos ready to show.

By Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill Health Service is inviting everyone who ever worked at the Broken Hill hospital join them in celebrating its 125th anniversary.

“We want all past and present employees of all departments of the BH Hospital to join us as we celebrate this special occasion,” said one of the organisers, Jan Pearce.

The celebrations start on Friday, July 20 with a “meet and greet” at the Tydvil Hotel at 7pm. 

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New manager to keep hospital shipshape

Monday, 19th December, 2011

OPTIMISTIC: New hospital General Manager Nigel Carlton. OPTIMISTIC: New hospital General Manager Nigel Carlton.

As an old Navy man, Broken Hill Hospital’s new General Manager knows a bit about the value of having a good crew.

Nigel Carlton, formerly of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, was appointed after the Far West Local Health District replaced the Greater Western Area Health Service.

Mr Carlton, who started work here this week, arrived as the Far West Local Health District 2011 YourSay Workplace Survey was released and revealed that 68 per cent of workers across the network believed the culture of their workplace hadn’t improved in the last 12 months.

Work culture is an area Mr Carlton knows well as he last worked in a cultural reform program in the Royal Australian Navy.

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