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“We all encourage each other”: The Prime Mover program

Di Flannigan and Leni Jarvis have a lot in common. They’re both in their sixties,  live in neighbouring properties at Dolphin Sands and have had long careers as nurses.  And now, they’re both Prime Movers. Prime Mover is an exercise and education-based therapy program designed for people living in rural and remote Tasmania with stable heart and lung conditions,…

Men do talk about their feelings – but they need the right support

Men’s Health Week runs from 11 June to 17 June, and is an opportunity to promote the health and wellbeing of Australian men and boys. It’s also an opportunity to talk about the issues of men’s mental health and suicide, given men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. Men’s Resources…

Congratulations to Tasmania’s RACGP award winners!

A GP with a passion for delivering after hours care to vulnerable people and a practice with innovative ideas to protects its patients from the flu have been honoured in RACGP’s annual general practice awards. Dr Columbine Mullins was named Tasmanian GP of the Year, while Port Sorell Medical Centre was unveiled as the recipient…

Finding fresh ground back on country

Cheryl Rose is the first to admit camping isn’t exactly her thing. But after caring for a partner undergoing cancer treatment and a family member battling a severe mental illness, she needed to try something new. That something was an on country experience in takayna, otherwise known as the Tarkine in Tasmania’s north west, with…

Plan unveiled for Tasmanian health consumer body

Tasmania will join the ranks of other Australian states by establishing a statewide organisation to champion the needs of local healthcare consumers, it was revealed today. Design of the new state-based healthcare consumer organisation – which will enable the health system, healthcare providers and policy makers to partner with consumers – will begin immediately. The…