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Boosting health skills in rural Tasman

Targeted training focussed on areas of need in the Tasman community is helping local healthcare providers deliver better health outcomes for patients. Primary Health Tasmania, the Tasmanian Health Service and Health Consumers Tasmania have been working with two local groups, the Tasman Voice for Health and the Tasman Clinical Services Action Group, to better understand…

Social worker removes barriers to diabetes care

Shane had been working with his diabetes dietitian for some time when he revealed he couldn’t actually make the meals she had been recommending to him. A vascular condition meant the single dad from Rocky Cape suffered from a mix of intense pain and loss of feeling in his hands that made pushing a shopping…

Cultural awareness aids best-practice care

Hasnain Ashraf smiles broadly, handing over a home-cooked curry. “I hope it’s not too spicy for you,” he laughs. The podiatrist, better known to his clients and colleagues as Hassy, has a bright personality and positive outlook. He applies this outlook to his role as an allied health provider at the Karadi Aboriginal Corporation –…

Latest issue of Primary Health Matters magazine out now

Primary Health Tasmania’s twice-yearly magazine aims to capture real stories from our work, that of our commissioned providers, and others in the Tasmanian primary health, aged care and social care spaces. In the latest issue (December 2023) you’ll find the following stories: To request a printed copy of the magazine or to access earlier issues, please send…

Vale Dennis Pashen

The Board and staff of Primary Health Tasmania were saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Dr Dennis Pashen on 23 November.  CEO Phil Edmondson said: “Dennis was a very vocal and active supporter of general practice and rural health in Tasmania and an active participant in advisory and governance committees with both Primary Health…

Free exercise program supports healthy ageing

Jason Molann from Healthy Business guides Evandale resident Max Seymour in some exercises A free strength-based exercise program is now available to support older Tasmanians living with long-term health conditions. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) has commissioned Tasmanian-based organisation Healthy Business to deliver the Exercise Treatment Program in several areas across the state, including a…