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The Eurobodalla Health Service Community Representative Committee November meeting was a busy meeting.

The Chair welcomed Acting Allied Health Manager Eurobodalla Health Service Kathryn Harris, who represented Eurobodalla Health Service General Manager, Lisa Kennedy.

There was an incredible amount of positive feedback on the second Health and Wellbeing Expo, held 7 October. This year’s expo had significantly more community groups and people attending it. All exhibitors noted how the expo helped them talk to people and communicate on the services available. There was networking between different community services and groups that enabled an exchange of ideas and information. The committee is eager to work on a bigger and better health and wellbeing expo next year.

The committee congratulated the Chair, Brad Rossiter on being named as a baton bearer for Batemans Bay for the Commonwealth Games 2018. The honour is in recognition for his services to the community and his work with Donate Life and the Eurobodalla Renal Support Group.

The CT scanner at Moruya Hospital is working well, with flow on benefits including reduced rehabilitation patient length of stay resulting from early diagnosis and treatment. Local residents can now have CT scans without having to travel.

Christine Smith, committee member and State Treasurer of the United Hospital Auxiliary of NSW, reported from the State meeting of the UHA held recently in Tweed Heeds. The 193 branches of the UHA raised a total net fundraising income for financial year 2107 of $5,899,324.67!

The amount these hardworking branches gifted to hospital was $5,524,480.69

The committee was impressed to learn that the total number of hours worked by the UHA volunteers was equivalent to 540 full time staff.

November has many health promotion events including Movember, promoting men’s health especially prostate and testicular cancer, Lung Health Awareness month, Asbestos Awareness Month and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. The month also features Australian Food Safety Week, 11-18 Nov, Antibiotics Awareness week,13-19 Nov, and the following days World Diabetes Day ,14 Nov, and White Ribbon Day to end violence against women, 25 Nov.

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