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Student nurse wins Bowler Award

Friday, 25th May, 2012

2012 David Bowler Memorial Award recipient Paige Nash with Broken Hill Health Service General Manager, Nigel Carlton, and Mayor Wincen Cuy before a portrait of the late Dr Bowler. 2012 David Bowler Memorial Award recipient Paige Nash with Broken Hill Health Service General Manager, Nigel Carlton, and Mayor Wincen Cuy before a portrait of the late Dr Bowler.

Nursing student Paige Nash has been given a helping hand towards her final year of study after receiving the $5000 David Bowler Memorial scholarship.

The 21-year-old is completing her degree externally through the University of South Australia while working as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) at the Broken Hill Hospital.

The David Bowler Memorial Award, sponsored by the Far West Local Health District and City Council, is an annual grant that commemorates the name and work of the late Dr Bowler who was a highly-respected paediatrician at the hospital.

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Medical history missed

Friday, 25th May, 2012

The doctor who assessed a two-year-old boy’s suitability for surgery before he died admitted to an inquest yesterday that the procedure should have been deferred.

Dr Moe Zaw completed the required pre-admission assessment prior to Leonard Crowe undergoing surgery in the BH Base Hospital for extensive dental work in July 2008.

The boy later died in recovery without regaining consciousness.

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Red letter day for Flying Doctor nurse

Thursday, 1st December, 2011

RIGHT ROYAL OCCASION: Jo Beven’s first day as the RFDS’ new breast care nurse had her meeting Crown Princess Mary. RIGHT ROYAL OCCASION: Jo Beven’s first day as the RFDS’ new breast care nurse had her meeting Crown Princess Mary.

Jo Beven’s first day at work at the Flying Doctor Base was one she will never forget.

Not long after starting her job the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s new Far West breast care nurse was introduced to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark before the full glare of the national and international media.

Princess Mary said she was “very honoured and very touched” to meet Jo.

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Nurses schooled in delicate procedure

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

TRAINING: Nachiappan Surgery’s Officer Manager, Lynley Rebbeck, and Practice Nurse Kathy Mitchell with Family Planning NSW Nurse Education Co-ordinator Catherine McGowen. TRAINING: Nachiappan Surgery’s Officer Manager, Lynley Rebbeck, and Practice Nurse Kathy Mitchell with Family Planning NSW Nurse Education Co-ordinator Catherine McGowen.


By Emily Roberts

Nurses this week underwent training to learn how to screen women for cancer.

Family Planning NSW Nurse Education Co-ordinator, Catherine McGowen, and colleague Ann Hutching visited the city to teach ‘World Women’s Screening’ courses.

Mrs McGowen said eight nurses from four different practices and Maari Ma Health took part.

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War-time nurse wins top honour

Monday, 31st October, 2011

‘PRIVILEGED’: Bronte Douglas, winner of the ‘Weary’ Dunlop Award. ‘PRIVILEGED’: Bronte Douglas, winner of the ‘Weary’ Dunlop Award.

An ex-Broken Hill nurse who spent six months on deployment to Afghanistan has won the prestigious ‘Weary’ Dunlop Award.

The award is for the best original paper presented to the Annual Scientific Conference by a Member of the Association.

The winner receives a Certificate and a monetary prize of $750.

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