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Friday 14th September 2018


  • Page 1 - Meningococcal strikes teen boy. A 15-year-old Launceston boy is in hospital after becoming the ninth Tasmanian to be diagnosed with meningococcal this year. ONLINE


    Page 3 - B strain in the North. A Launceston teenager diagnosed with meningoccocal disease is the first case confirmed in Northern Tasmania. ONLINE

    Page 11 - Answers a step to understanding. Thursday may have been the official R U OK? Day, but the community message is ongoing. ONLINE

    Page 11 - Hospital ‘frontline’ call for leadership. Nurses at Launceston General Hospital are physically and emotionally exhausted, according Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch emergency department representative Tom Millen. ONLINE

    Page 35 - Make time to check on loved ones. If you ever needed a push to check in on a co-worker, family, or friend, then yesterday was it. 

     

     


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Thursday 13th September 2018


  • Page 7 - Calm urged over disease. Meningococcal vaccine rollout moves to North-West.  Residents should not be overly alarmed by a meningococcal case in the state’s North-West, health authorities say, after an East Devonport girl tested positive to the B strain on Tuesday.

    Page 12 - LGH in state of ‘utter chaos’.  Launceston General Hospital has been swamped by a surge in demand at its emergency department and is struggling to function in a state of “utter chaos”, the nurses union says.

    Page 23 - Rethink health as demand and pressures grow. Plan to deal with challenges is making a difference, writes Michael Ferguson. The Tasmanian Government’s plan to build a better health system is about providing the right care, in the right place, at the right time. ONLINE


    Page 4 - Hospital ED pressures peak. Launceston General Hospital remained at level three of its escalation plan on Wednesday night, after what union members called the “worst 24 hours” in the emergency department this year. ONLINE

    Page 14 - Disease strain confirmed. A four-year-old girl from the North-West has been diagnosed with the ‘B’ strain of the deadly meningoccocal virus. ONLINE

    Page 22 - R U OK? The truth is, it’s just not that simple. RU OK? Day is one of the many mental health initiatives Australia can be proud of. As a nation that tells it like it is, we’ve called out the silence and stigma that bogged mental health down in hushed tones for too long. We’ve lifted the curtain between mental health professionals and the rest of us, by saying we should all at least ask. That it’s everyone’s business. ONLINE

     


    Page 1 - Alert-not alarmed. A public health expert says people on the Coast should be alert but not alarmed about the risk of meningococcal disease, and seriously consider vaccination. A four-year-old from East Devonport remains in a stable condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal on Tuesday. However, the health department says it remains an isolated case, and unrelated to an outbreak in Hobart’s northern suburbs recently. ONLINE

    Page 8 - Suspicion over new funding for care. Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley has dismissed the federal government's $106 million announcement to improve aged care facilities as a ploy designed to win the votes of older Australians in the next federal election.

    Page 22 - R U OK? The truth is, it’s just not that simple. RU OK? Day is one of the many mental health initiatives Australia can be proud of. As a nation that tells it like it is, we’ve called out the silence and stigma that bogged mental health down in hushed tones for too long. We’ve lifted the curtain between mental health professionals and the rest of us, by saying we should all at least ask. That it’s everyone’s business. ONLINE

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