Health In Focus

Article by the Hon Rebecca White MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Labor Member for Lyons

Health Matters

There is lots of talk about the pressure on the budget and the burden on the health system. However the real pressure will be that put on Tasmanian families who will need to find more money to afford the services they need to stay healthy.

The Federal Government has announced their intention to charge a $7 GP co-payment and a $5 co-payment on prescriptions, undermining the concept of universal health care. Continue reading

Break-in at St Helens Neighbourhood House

The St Helens Neighbourhood House was broken in to over the weekend. It was distressing to find two laptops stolen along with a flat-screen television. Not only has this caused the staff great inconvenience and unnecessary costs, the community itself is disadvantaged by the loss of these important resources. It is very disappointing to think that people would steal from the House. The goals of the House are to support the community and the organisation achieves this through limited funding. If anyone within the community should hear of these items being offered for sale or any other whispers, please contact Trish O’Duffy at the House on 6376 1134.

Thank you. Mayor Sarah Schmerl.

47.01 May 8th, 2014

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Puppetry workshop

The Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House Inc is holding a puppetry workshop on April 24th at 10a.m.   Bring along your children and be prepared to have a hands-on fun-filled session, helping your child experience, watch and make their own puppets.

This show is presented by and is offered through FVNH at a great price of $10 per family. Mums and dads are encouraged to attend.

Please phone 6374 2344 to book.

ANZAC Day 2014 Ceremonies in the Fingal Valley

The  Fingal RSL Sub Branch.  A Dawn Service at 6a.m. (gather at 5.45) will be held at the Mathinna Cenotaph and will be conducted by retired RSL State President Chris Mundy and Father John Denman.  A  gunfire breakfast will follow at the Mathinna Club.  An 11.00 Service (gather at 10.45)  will be held at the Fingal Cenotaph and will be conducted by retired RSL State President Chris Mundy and Father John Denman.  Lunch at Chrissy’s Bistro to follow. Large crowds expected – all welcome.

The Northern Midlands R&SLA Sub Branch.  The 11a.m. service will be held at the Cenotaph, Boucher Park Avoca. This will be followed by a venison spit roast lunch.

The St Marys Memorial Services Association.  A 6a.m. Dawn Service will be held at the St Marys Town Hall, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast.  The 11a.m. Service will be held at the Cornwall Community Hall.


Singers wanted…

The Chocolate Shop Singers need more singers. We meet Thursday 5pm at Lizzie’s Mt Elephant Fudge shop and sing, chat and laugh ‘til 7.  We sing a capella in many languages (some unknown) and have performed at local and regional events for over 10 years.

We are not professional singers – most of us can’t read music – so don’t be reluctant to join because you think you may not be suitable.

Our esteemed leader Isabel still has a full head of hair,      seemingly unlimited patience and a basketful of magic.

Anyone can sing, and it’s fun and rewarding learning to do so.