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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.

October finish the aim for Super Clinic

Tuesday, 5th February, 2013

CEO of the Outback Family Practice, Robert Sidford, at the GP Super Clinic construction site yesterday. CEO of the Outback Family Practice, Robert Sidford, at the GP Super Clinic construction site yesterday.

By Kurtis J Eichler

The Chief Executive Officer of Outback Family Practice says they are committed to an early-October opening of the $7 million GP Super Clinic.

The state-of-the-art medical centre, aimed at giving people better health care in one location, was originally scheduled open in October last year.

A variation in the contract saw that continually pushed back, and demolition of two houses in Thomas Street to make way for the clinic only happened in December after a visit from federal Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek.

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