Health & Wellbeing

“We’ve got to be more vigilant”: Eurobodalla businesses double down following local COVID-19 cases
News
Confirmed recent cases of COVID-19 in Batemans Bay have grown to eight following the past weekend, and anyone who dined at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club last week is being asked to be tested and self-isolate for 14 days, even if the test result is negative. This new development is having ripple effects throughout Eurobodalla, with some people expressing concern that...
Stay at home if you can, Mayor urges after COVID-19 outbreak
News
Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is urging people to stay at home if possible as concern mounts about the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Batemans Bay. Eight cases of COVID-19 are now linked to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and Mayor Innes is urging residents to follow the advice from NSW Health. “We must all take responsibility and follow advice...
Batemans Bay now COVID-19 hotspot as infection spreads
News
Hundreds of people are being asked to self-isolate with a COVID-19 outbreak at Batemans Bay growing to eight. The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club closed on Friday night after two tourists who dined there earlier in the week tested positive. Initially, health workers were contact tracing anyone who dined at the club between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on Monday, 13...
Much-needed respite care centre waiting for political promises to be realised
Community
A respite centre in Queanbeyan that supports young people with a terminal illness and their carers is waiting on the State and Federal governments to come to the table with the $1.5 million in promised funding needed to build the centre. During last year's Federal Government election and the recent Eden-Monaro by-election, politicians committed the required funds to build the...
Bay Soldiers Club closes after COVID scare
News
Batemans Bay Soldiers Club has made the difficult decision to close until Tuesday to allow its staff time to get tested for COVID-19. The move follows news that a father and son, who were asymptomatic when they visited the Eurobodalla, were at the club between 7pm and 9.30pm on Monday, 13 July, and may have been infectious. They returned a...
Tourists test positive for COVID-19 after visiting Batemans Bay
News
NSW Health has organised a pop-up COVID-19 clinic at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay, after two tourists returned positive tests for the virus. Health workers are also in the process of contact tracing anyone who dined at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club between 7:00 pm and 9.30 pm on Monday, 13 July. A spokesperson said a father and son, who were...
Work to begin on Victoria Park mindfulness garden
News
There will be a new mindfulness garden in Victoria Park, Goulburn, after successful lobbying for the project by the Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council and Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk. Council allocated $55,000 for the project and the NSW Government made a one-off grant of $15,000 after Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth...
UPDATED: Health staff dispatched to border as fears rise over Victorian COVID-19 spike
News
UPDATED JULY 9, 10 am: Following further testing, two suspected cases of COVID-19 in Albury, reported on Monday, have been confirmed as positive. The total number of positive cases recorded in Murrumbidgee Local Health District is now 47 over the duration of the pandemic. Nurse reinforcements have been sent to Albury by Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to help relieve the workload...
Common cold “dobbing in Aussies” for not social distancing, says Rural Doctors Association
Health & Wellbeing
Have you been slacking on using hand sanitizer when entering a business or building? Rural doctors are warning that the spreading patterns of the common cold are worrisome as they indicate that if a local COVID-19 hotspot develops, it could spread quickly. While in the peak of social distancing and handwashing practises to prevent the spread of COVID-19, an unintended...
Extra funds for new Eurobodalla Hospital in Moruya
News
An extra $50 million has been pledged by the NSW Government for the new Eurobodalla Hospital in Moruya. NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard said extensive community consultation has resulted in a Clinical Services Plan for the new first-class regional hospital. “A site is being selected for the new hospital in consultation with stakeholders and will consider...
Operation Making Families Safer 2020 continues throughout Southern Region
News
NSW Police says it has uncovered 526 breaches of apprehended violence orders in two months across the NSW Southern Region, after conducting compliance checks during Operation Making Families Safer 2020. The operation began on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, as part of NSW Police's continuing commitment to tackling domestic and family violence in the Southern Region, an area encompassing the NSW...
Warehousing the elderly during COVID-19 must be challenged
Opinion
This pandemic has seen individuals and organisations reorganise day-to-day activities in a different way. Some have risen to the challenge – think cafes that have turned into takeaway venues overnight – while others have taken the opportunity to resort to the bad old days. While the pandemic has thrown a curveball at aged care providers, some have not risen to...
Police and Lifeline join forces to save lives
News
NSW Police has joined with Lifeline Australia in an awareness campaign for suicide prevention. Twelve highway patrol vehicles branded with highly visible stickers will promote Lifeline’s "13 HELP" (13 43 57) phone number, which is dedicated to people in bushfire-affected communities. NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said many citizens have been thrown several curveballs in the past...
Bega Valley Shire Council launches needs survey
News
Bega Valley Shire Council has launched the Bega Valley Recovery Needs Survey to monitor bushfire recovery progress and plan for the community's future. The council has partnered with Service NSW and Resilience NSW to develop a short survey to be delivered to everyone who has registered with the Bega Valley Recovery Support Service, and it can be completed online, over...
Keeping older Australians safe on the road
News
A panel of experts is set to deliver an online question-and-answer session for Eurobodalla Shire's drivers aged 65 and above so they can learn more about licences, road rules and how to drive safely. Drivers are invited to attend the online forum on Wednesday 3 June from 10 am to ask questions of representatives from the NSW Centre for Road...
Fred is on Facebook helping grandparents raising grandchildren
Community
Mission Australia saluted grandparents who are raising grandchildren during National Families Week from 15-21 May 2020, and acknowledged they have a unique set of circumstances to deal with in the aftermath of the bushfires and COVID-19 restrictions. The charity organisation has been dropping off care packs outside the family homes of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren participants, including 84-year-old Fred Baxter from Sussex...
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