Monthly Archives: March 2014

Close the Gap day

The Quirindi HealthOne team celebrated ‘Close the Gap’ day with the launch of the Michael Griffith Memorial seating area. The cultural seating area was named in honour and recognition of Clinical Nurse Consultant Michael Griffiths, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident last year. Michael provided a high quality community focused chronic disease service to the Aboriginal communities of the Liverpool Plains area. The event was...

Local girl needs your support

Samara was born at 28 weeks, three months too early. She was born normally but contracted bacterial meningitis at 36 weeks which was traced back to an infection at the hospital. The meningitis caused brain damage and cortical blindness. Samara's frontal lobes, which are responsible for thinking, feeling and learning, are fine but the back of the brain where motor skills like crawling, walking, seeing are...

Cricket development tour rolls into town

Legendary cricketer Trevor Chappell, Tasmanian Roar’s Carly Ryan, British cricketer Stuart Plant and Tamworth’s Mark Barreca were guest hosts for the 2014 Game Development Blitz Tour which visited Quirindi on Monday. The tour, which will visit schools and sporting clubs around the area, has already dropped into Quirindi and Coonabarabran. It will also visit Narrabri on March 26, Gunnedah on March 27 and Tamworth on March...