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[…]

Spotlight on men’s health

SOUTH Australian men are being urged not to drop the ball on their health, with AFL star Robbie Gray encouraging men to go for a health check after his brush with testicular cancer[…]

Aged care scare

MYSTERY still surrounds the outbreak of a bacterial infection at a Mount Gambier based aged care facility with the source remaining unknown. The facility is working […]

Meningococcal case confirmed

A MOUNT Gambier boy was today confirmed as the second person in the region in just two weeks to be diagnosed with the invasive meningococcal disease.[…]

Salmonella spike prompts warning

A RISE in Salmonella cases has prompted a reminder for those planning an Australia Day barbecue to prepare their feast safely, in order to avoid food poisoning[…]

City ED nurses further expertise

ADDING an extra 40-plus hours of study to their already busy week, Mount Gambier Hospital’s emergency department nurses have recently completed tertiary qualifications to further their […]

Mental health recognition

PASSIONATE mental health advocate and The Border Watch journalist Kyra Sykes has been recognised at a state level for her outstanding contribution to raising awareness of […]