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No-shows test patience

An estimated 3000 sick Tas­manians a month are being de­nied prompt appointments at their doctor because patient no-shows are failing to notify clinics of their cancellation. The Huon Valley Health Centre, south of Hobart, has even taken the step of tallying the failed patient cancellations on a whiteboard in its waiting room, showing 169 such…


Top award for local manager

Simon Hancock, practice manager at Huon Vally Health Centre in Huonville and Cygnet, was recently awarded the Tasmanian Practice Manager of the Year award at a gala awards dinner in Hobart. Each year, practice managers and nomiated by their peers, and a committee is organised through the Australian Associated of Practice Management (AAPM) at its…


The good life

Glen Huon Primary School hosted a Comunity Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 1 from 10am to 2pm. The event was funded by the Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations (TASSO) through their Community Empowered Schools programme. The Community Empowered Schools programme aims to increase effective parental and community involvement in schools. Kate Trask, event…