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ACTSPORT closing down

SHANE Rattenbury has thanked ACTSPORT for its contribution to the Canberra region’s sporting community, after the organisation signalled its intention to wind down. “After a significant 30-year contribution to our region, it is important to note the many achievements of ACTSPORT as the peak body,” Shane said. “ACTSPORT has nurtured the local sporting industry, assisting […]

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Canberra Hospital stripped of a training accreditation

ACT Health informs us that the Board of Urology of the Australasian College of Surgeons will be withdrawing accreditation for urology training at Canberra Hospital. Ian Thompson, Deputy Director-General Canberra Hospital and Health Services, has emphasised that this will not impact clinical service provision and is not a reflection on the quality of urology services […]

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Hanson unhappy with latest health statistics

JEREMY Hanson says the Barr government’s obsession with light rail means Canberra’s public hospital emergency departments are still not getting the focus they need from Simon Corbell and are still the worst performing in the country. “Only 50 percent of patients in the ACT were seen on time in the urgent category according to the […]


Auditor-General / Data integrity in the Health Directorate ranges from ‘adequate’ to ‘inadequate’

THE ACT Auditor-General Dr Maxine Cooper has presented a report on the Integrity of Data in the Health Directorate. “The audit found that the integrity of Activity Based Funding data reported by the ACT Health Directorate to the Australian Government for Admitted Patient and Emergency Department services is adequate,” Maxine said. “However, non-admitted Patient data […]

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Alternatives to the Emergency Department as presentations surge

THE Clinical Director of Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department, Dr Michael Hall, is urging Canberrans to save the Emergency Department (ED) for genuine medical emergencies, following a succession of extremely high numbers of patients presenting to the ED. “This time of year is typically a busy time for Canberra Hospital. In the first 10 days of […]


Supabarn fined for deceptive juice labelling

CANBERRA’S Supabarn and The Real Juice Company have each paid penalties totalling $20,400, following infringement notices from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to claims made about juice products from their private label range of juices. The ACCC issued the infringement notices because it had reasonable grounds to believe that Supabarn, a […]

Voting is open on the design of the Tuggeranong water play park

SHANE Rattenbury, has invited Canberrans to cast their vote on their favourite design for a new water play park at Lakeside Leisure Centre (LLC) in Tuggeranong. “The LLC is a well-loved community facility in Canberra’s south that is a regular recreation spot for many families,” Shane said. “Over the winter months the facility will be […]