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Dental Service in Tennant Creek
A Department of Health Dentist, Dr Steven Petelski, is
providing dental care for both public and private patients
in the Barkly region.
To make an appointment, call the Tennant Creek Dental
Clinic on 89622 438.
Free of charge. To determine eligibility, contact the clinic.
Payment to be made by cash or cheque at completion of
Please use Leichardt Street entrance to the Hospital
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Central Australia Health Service and
the Central Australian Hospital Network
Barkly region Consumer Advisory Group
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The challenges and opportunities in the health and community sector
in the Northern Territory are like no other in Australia. Do you want the
opportunity to experience these first hand and join the committed and
passionate people who are contributing to improving the health and
wellbeing of Central Australia?
The Central Australian Hospital Network Governing Council is inviting
expressions of interest to form a Barkly region Consumer Advisory
Group. We are looking for interested individuals, and representatives
from organisations who are able to positively contribute to activities and
approaches that seek to improve service planning and create stronger links
across sectors to improve health outcomes.
It is envisaged that the Barkly region Consumer Advisory Group will be
comprised of up to eight community members who broadly reflect the
demographics of the Barkly region and two Governing Council members.
The Barkly Consumer Advisory Group is considered an important part of
improving the health of the people of Central Australia by strengthening the
hospital, primary health care health systems and networks.
For more information and to ask for an information kit
please contact Harshini Bartlett at CAHNGC@nt.gov.au
or telephone (08) 8951 7089.
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
Is your business
caught in red tape?
The Northern Territory Government is
committed to reducing red tape and
make it easier for businesses to get
on with the job.
The Department of Business has
established a Red Tape reduction
strategy to help.
If your business is experiencing
difficulties engaging with the Territory
Government or having issues in
obtaining decisions, licences, permits
or approvals to enable your business
to develop, call the Business Advocate,
Craig O’Halloran on 1800 754 466.
THE emergency department, upgraded to the
tune of $3.7 million, was officially opened last
Many patients have already benefited from the new
facility that was modelled on the contemporary design
of the Katherine Hospital emergency department com-
pleted last year.
Features include six treatment bays, registration area,
triage room, secure central nurses’ station, doctors’
room, private consulting rooms, pharmacy room, resus-
citation bay, an isolation room, dedicated ambulance
entrance and office space.
Health Minister Robyn Lambley was in Tennant Creek
to open the facility and inspect the range of upgrades
and additional features.
She was joined by Department of Health CEO Jeff
Moffet, Barkly Shire President Barb Shaw, Hospital
General Manager Wayne Marshall, Top End Governing
Council Chairperson Annette Burke, Central Australia
Governing Council Chairperson Damien Ryan, Act-
ing Chief Operating Officer from Central Australian
Health and Hospital Services Sharon Sykes and a host
of hospital staff and other locals.
“This upgrade will help to ensure patients have access
to the best treatment available and will help to minimise
waiting times,” she said.
“The staff at the Tennant Creek Hospital do an admi-
rable job and we’re committed to doing all we can to
support them as well as attracting new staff by offering
a modern facility to work in.”
The upgrade was built by Alice Springs business
MPH Carpentry and Construction thanks to a grant
from the Commonwealth Government Health and
Ms Lambley said the NT Government would pick up
the ongoing operational costs.
LAUNCHED: Far top: Top End Governing Council Chairperson
Annette Burke, Barkly Shire President Barb Shaw, Department
of Health CEO Jeff Moffet, TC Hospital General Manager Wayne
Marshall, Health Minister Robyn Lambley, Acting Chief Operating
Officer, Central Australian Health and Hospital Services Sharon
Sykes and Central Australia Governing Council Chairperson
Damien Ryan. Above: John Wright from the Tennant Creek
Hospital shows Health Minister Robyn Lambley through the new
From page 1.
Sean and his wife are expecting their
first child next month so he figures the
money will be spent on baby goods.
“Someone at the club asked me if I
thought I’d win and I said I needed to
win because I was saving for my baby.
“So maybe it was all meant to hap-
The windfall hasn’t convinced Sean
to be regular punter.
“I’m just not a gambling person, so I
won’t be making a habit of it.
“Although, I might try my luck at next
year’s Melbourne Cup.”
Another local who won the trifecta
was lawyer, Kevin Banbury.
He put $20 on a boxed trifecta and
picked up about $1000.
“I know people think I’m rolling in
my winnings but because I’d boxed the
ticket it didn’t pay as much,” he said.
“Not that I’m complaining, I was quite
happy with my win.
“I bought quite a few tickets so all up
I won about $1600.
“So it was a good day out.”
Turn to pages 8-9 for photos.
Lucky punters’ trifecta win
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