Nov 19 2019

Health care services in the Yass Valley are to be further examined as the Local Health District investigates the birthing needs of local women.


The commitment to boost the planning process follows a meeting last week, attended by Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, local member, Wendy Tuckerman, Yass Valley councillor, Jasmin Jones and health district officers.


District Acting Chief Executive, Jude Constable says a stepped approach will be used to look at the antenatal and postnatal needs of Yass district women.


There would be consultation with the local community as well as an evidence based approach to inform future planning of maternity services.


Ms Constable says an appropriate model of care would take into consideration such things as service quality, safety, sustainability, equity and access.


Recommendations will be made in early 2020 and these will inform models of care for local maternity needs in the Yass Valley.

Nov 19 2019

Visitors to the Gouburn Base Hospital are being made aware of changes to on-site pedestrian access while re-development is underway.


Southern NSW Local Health District general manager,Denis Thomas says the pedestrian footpath on the hospital side of Faithfull street is closed for about a week.


This is to create two new access driveways- the footpath is being diverted with the use of barriers to ensure pedestrian safety.


Mr Thomas says those accessing Child and Family and community and mental health services will be the most impacted.


Signage will display direct alternative pedestrian routes.


People needing to access the hospital can continue to do so via the main entrance off Goldsmith street.

Nov 19 2019

A Local Land Services programme is enabling the control of erosion on Goulburn District farmland.


The latest South East Local Land Services circular describes the success which farmer, Mark Hart has had on a 180 hectare property at Gurrundah.


Through the LLS Rural Landscapes Programme, the grazier says he has been able to significantly reduce the loss of soil and sediment from the property.


The Landscapes initiative is a joint effort between South East Land Services and Water NSW.


It provides funding assistance for fencing creeks and waterways, erosion control, planting native species and installing alternate water systems.


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