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Don’t let gastro stop you enjoying the rest of the dry season

People in the Northern Territory are urged to stay at home if they have gastro and be vigilant about hand washing following a rise in gastro cases across the Top End.

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Bed pressures at RDH are easing

Statement from Director Medical Services, Royal Darwin Hospital, Dr Alison Maclean:

The peak in demand at Royal Darwin Hospital is now easing and patient flow is improving.

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Bed pressures at RDH

Statement from Director of Medical Services, Royal Darwin Hospital, Dr Alison Maclean.

Royal Darwin Hospital is currently experiencing another peak in bed demand.

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Biting midges on the rise

This is the time of the year when biting midges are out in force. High numbers are expected from 8 to 14 August coinciding with the new moon, with a further increase around the full moon from 23 to 29 August.

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Two cases of meningococcal W confirmed in Top End

Two cases of meningococcal W (MenW) disease have been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

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Palmerston Regional Hospital Community Day

Come and check out the new Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) on Saturday 11 August from 9am until 1pm.

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Register to save a life during DonateLife Week

The Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) is encouraging people to register to become an organ and tissue donor this week during DonateLife Week.

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A new sensory garden at the Tamarind Centre to improve mental health

The Tamarind Centre opened their 'Akuna' sensory garden this week, providing Top End Mental Health Service consumers,  and staff with a calming outdoor space to relax and reflect.

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Honouring the contribution of Aboriginal women in health during NAIDOC Week

The Central Australia Health Service is celebrating the extraordinary legacy of Aboriginal women during NAIDOC Week, 8–15 July.

The theme of NAIDOC Week is ‘Because of her, we can’. We pay tribute to two strong Central Australian Aboriginal women, who worked in health and who, against all odds, became registered nurses in the 1960s.

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Stay alert and don’t get hurt this Territory Day

The Department of Health wishes everyone a safe and happy Territory Day on 1 July.

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