Take steps to reduce falls

THE number of injured people admitted to hospital after suffering a fall has risen over the past five years, prompting a community reminder to take steps to reduce the risk of preventable falls[…]

Hearing health awareness raised

THE Australian Hearing Bus will stop in Mount Gambier to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness this week[…]

Smoking ban for SA prisons

THE State Government will support Cancer Council SA’s call to ban smoking in South Australian prisons by 2020[…]

Patients sick of waiting

RENAL dialysis patients at Mount Gambier Hospital have welcomed the State Government’s $2.1m commitment to upgrading the substandard unit, arguing it was long overdue. This sentiment […]

Health commitment

HEALTH Minister Peter Malinauskas has stood by the Mount Gambier Hospital’s response to an independent review, but has conceded the recruitment of doctors continues to be […]

Grant program launched

THE Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grant Program was launched at City Hall yesterday and will provide 12 subsidies to local health students this […]

Health leader on deck

SENIOR nurse Ngaire Buchanan has been appointed the region’s highest ranking health bureaucrat and will oversee five public hospitals across the South East for the next […]

Research to help veterans

IN AN Australian first, post-traumatic stress research and clinical care will be located together at the new $15m Jamie Larcombe Centre[…]

Regional health director appointed

A SENIOR nurse with over 20 years experience will take over as the region’s highest ranking health bureaucrat for the next eight months. Ngaire Buchanan has […]