Population to impact health services

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Goulburn Health Service general manager Kerry Hort and Mayor Geoff Kettle
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AUTHORITIES say population increasewill drive demand for health services in coming years.

Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan’s population is forecast to increase from 35,800 in 2011 to 38, 750 in 2021 and 41,000 in 3031.

Ageing will bring the most pressure to bear on services.

The draft clinical services plan recommends a new model of care across seven ‘health streams’ in Goulburn.

They are: critical care, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and aged care, child and family services and mental health, drug and alcohol, with ambulatory overarching all of these.

“(The streams) recognise the need to focus more on hospital avoidance and preventing readmission through managing patients in the community in new and innovative ways,” the document states.

Goulburn Health Service general manager Kerry Hort says it is about a vision for the community’s health needs “providing the right care, in the right place at the right time.

“These services need to be designed with patient outcomes and experiences in mind,” she said.

“To achieve this, it will require the right mix of hospital, community and homebased care. As the population and its needs change, this mix of services will also need to adapt to meet that need.

“While the physical infrastructure is an important component, it needs to be considered in a wider context.”

She says there will be an overall increase on the current 102 beds. The report recommends channelling resources to areas of growth and providing flexibility to meet fluctuations in demand over the longer term. The model is described as a more contemporary way of delivering care.

But it will mean cuts in some areas, like the maternity department. Beds are slated to drop from the current 10 to five over the seven to 10-year planning timeframe.

“The current and future proposed models of care – Towards a Normal Birth and Midwifery-led models of care will greatly enhance the delivery of maternity services to the Goulburn population,” Ms Hort said.

“Goulburn averages 300 births a year. The CSP projects only a moderate increase in demand. The models of care will allow the bed base to be more flexible to meet demand, because at present many of the maternity beds are often vacant.”

Paediatric beds would also be reduced from eight to six and two ‘flexible’ surgical beds allocated to another area.

There are wins in other areas, including recommendations for: * A 15-bay emergency department, building on the current nine bays; * A 10-bed critical care unit, four intensive care, two highdependency and four coronary care beds; * 40 overnight acute care beds, up from the current 24; * Establishment of a theatre procedure room.

Importantly, the report recommends establishment of an outpatient clinic with flexible design catering for a number of needs. It will be coupled with programs posing alternatives to hospital admission.

“The core goal of the ambulatory care stream will be to provide treatment and ongoing support for people with chronic or complex conditions which will minimise the need for hospital admission,” the report states.

Ms Skinner is reviewing the document. The challenge then is to score funding, based on the best option.

Both Ms Goward and Cr Kettle have been lobbying Health Minister Jillian Skinner for funding.

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Sharon Creasey’s artwork features on Mental Health Victoria website

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HEALTHY ART: Sharon Creasey with the paintings she entered in an art competition for Mental Health Week. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRIHORSHAM resident Sharon Creasey’s artwork has been featured on Mental Health Victoria’s website in the lead up to Mental Health Week.
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Ms Creasey entered two paintings in the Mental Health Week Consumer Art Competition.

The competition supports community involvement for people living with mental illness.

“I didn’t win a prize, but my paintings are being displayed on the Mental Health Victoria website,” Ms Creasey said.

She said she was the only Wimmera person who took part in the competition.

“This was a very big, challenging achievement for me,” she said.

“It was a new experience and one that I enjoyed.”

Mental Health week starts on October 6.

Ms Creasey’s two paintings ‘An Inspirational Adventure in the Mountains at Night with Support From Family, Friends and Health Professionals’ and ‘A Day Out In The Gardens’ can be viewed athttp://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/index.php?id=205.

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Four arrested in Medowie brawl

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AN ARRANGED fight between two women is believed to have sparked a violent brawl in Medowie that led to the arrest of three people at the weekend.

Three Medowie men, aged 18, 20 and 40, were charged with affray following a brawl in Coachwood Drive on Sunday, September 28.

A 16-year-old Karuah girl will also be cautioned under the Young Offender Act in relation to the incident.

As the charges were laid, police were still investigating an incident which occurred about 9.10pm on Saturday at the same Coachwood Drive house.

Police said five youths in a white Commodore sedan pulled up at the house on Saturday, allegedly forced themselves inside and terrorised the four occupants.

The front door of the house was kicked in and property inside the house smashed.

The youths left before police arrived.

The following day, about 4.40pm, two carloads of people pulled up at the house.

A violent brawl broke out between the occupants of the house and those from the cars, a wooden chair allegedly smashed and the legs brandished as a weapon.

It is believed the two incidents stemmed from a fight arranged between two women earlier in the week, which was held at Boyd Oval.

Police arrived after Sunday’s brawl had broken up. Officers later went to a Maple Close residence and interviewed its occupants.

The three Medowie men charged were issued court attendance notices and will appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on October 27.

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THREE people, including a 16-year-old girl, will appear in court next month following an alleged violent brawl in Medowie on Sunday.

About 4.30pm on September 28, police were called to Coachwood Drive on reports a brawl had broken out between eight people, including two teenage girls, in the front yard of a house.

It is understood a wooden chair was smashed with the legs allegedly brandished as a weapon.

By the time police arrived two carloads of people had left the scene, police said.

Paramedics were called and treated a boy, 16, for minor injuries.

Officers searched the area and arrested two 16-year-old females and two men, aged 18 and 40.

All four were taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

Both men and one 16-year-old girl were charged with affray and given conditional bail to face Raymond Terrace Local Court on October 27.

The second teenage girl will be issued with a caution under the Young Offenders Act.

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First grade cricket Fairfield Liverpool Lions take on Sutherland

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First grade cricket Fairfield Liverpool Lions take on Sutherland First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett
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First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

First Grade cricket action where the Fairfield Liverpool Lions bowling attack are taking on the batsmen from Sutherland. Picture: Simon Bennett

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Season ends on an emotional high for Temora

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FOUR IN A ROW: Temora celebrate its Sullivan Cup premiership after it downed Brothers 22-12 in the grand final at Equex Centre yesterday. Pictures: Laura HardwickTEARS flowed after Temora completed a remarkable rise from rugby league adversity to capture the Sullivan Cup premiership at Equex Centre yesterday.
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In a fabulous end to a golden stretch of football success, the Dragons withstood a courageous challenge from Brothers to win the Sullivan Cup grand final 22-12.

After scoring three tries to one in the first half, Temora led 16-6 at half-time but had to wait until the final minutes to seal the victory.

In a cliffhanger finish, the Dragons held tight under intense pressure from the Brethren to ultimately secure the cherished Sullivan Cup trophy with a steaming try to second rower Luke Skidmore in the 54th minute.

Amid the celebrations later, Temora captain Joe Oliver was swept up in utter football emotion.

Speaking to The Daily Advertiser later, Oliver said he was devastated the team that had won four successive grand finals was to be broken up.

“This is my last game with best mate Hayden Lomax,” the Dragons skipper said.

“That’s why I’m so emotional.

“He’s going to Wollongong next year.”

Brushing aside the tears, Oliver said the Dragons team had a great bond of mateship.

“We all grew up together,” he said.

“We’ve played together for years too.

“This is our fourth grand final together.”

After three straight successes in Group Nine competitions, Oliver and his mates made it a sensational quartet in stunning style yesterday.

Lomax later admitted yesterday’s triumph had not come easy.

“At the start of the year we only had eight players,” he said.

“Then we had nine … it grew from there.

“It’s been a very tough year, but this has made it all worthwhile.”

For Oliver, yesterday’s grand final marked a new beginning in his career.

One of three Temora players to have played for the Country under 18 team this year, Oliver has already been snapped up for an NRL contract by the Bulldogs.

At a time when Canterbury prepares for the NRL premiership decider next Sunday, Oliver is savouring his own special football memory.

Despite the sadness, Oliver was delighted for his team, particularly rampaging second rower Luke Skidmore, who clinched the Reg Wheeler Medal as the best player on the ground.

And it was hard to argue with the selection of Skidmore as the top performer of the game.

The powerfully built back rower not only scored two tries, but made more line-breaks than other player on the day.

Skidmore’s charges gave Temora much of the momentum, but it was Oliver and his mate Hayden Lomax that got the Dragons in front in the opening minutes.

Barely 90 seconds after the start, Oliver split the Brethren up the middle before offloading brilliantly for Lomax to steam in the clear, eventually putting prop Kayne Gordon over for the first try.

By the time Heath Lomax chipped brilliantly for Zac Wiencke to snatch the ball for a try in the 11th minute, and Zac Lomax converted, the Dragons were booming at 12-0 ahead.

When Nick Hay struck back for Brothers in the 17th minute, the Brethren were back in it big time, but Skidmore skittled the recovery by barnstorming over for a try six minutes later.

Up 16-6 at half-time, Temora was stung minutes into the second half, with five-eighth Lachie Harper serving up a great pass for Riley Flint to miraculously ground the ball for a try in a tangle of Temora defenders.

With Hay’s conversion, Brothers trailed 16-12, but Oliver wrapped things up for Temora by setting up Skidmore for the winning try six minutes from the end.

For Temora, the victory continued a season-long domination of Brothers.

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