Locals prepare to Light the Night

LIMESTONE Coast residents will carry lanterns to light the night this October to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation and reflect on the devastating impact of […]

Hospital improvements continue

COUNTRY Health SA regional director Jayne Downs said the Mount Gambier Hospital has made “significant” progress in building the confidence and skills of junior staff as […]

Sick and tired

MOUNT Gambier Hospital is again embroiled in controversy over a shortage of senior doctors and nurses with claims emerging the situation is “worse” than in the […]

Hospital safety alarm

MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has called for an urgent review into security at the city’s hospital amid “alarming” claims a nurse was recently threatened […]

Hospital capacity furore

MOUNT Gambier Hospital management has categorically rejected allegations an elderly patient was unable to access a bed yesterday afternoon because the facility was full.[…]

Journey of clarity for Kell

GREG “Kell” Kelly is riding his Harley Davidson across the length and breadth of Australia, New Zealand and the United States to raise awareness for young […]

Flu outbreaks hit aged care centres

VICTORIANS with the flu are being warned to avoid aged care facilities after the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the eighth death of a resident at a retirement village in the state.[…]

Patient surge denied

HEALTH authorities yesterday denied there had been a surge in patients being transferred from metropolitan areas to Mount Gambier Hospital due to the relocation of patients to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide.[…]

Region suffers worst flu season

THE region is in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons, with hospitals over the border and ambulances under increasing pressure from sick patients.[…]

Creating a dementia-friendly community

CREATING a dementia friendly community was the key topic of discussion at a dementia awareness forum held at City Hall yesterday. Alzheimer’s Australia South Australia (AASA) […]