MRI Unit for Goulburn Base Hospital
Goulburn should be granted a licence for an MRI machine as Mr Cudaj has mentioned.
Goulburn is an inland city NOT a country town as some would have you believe.
There are many people that require the services of an MRI and have difficulty gaining transport to either Canberra or Bowral. Please Government reconsider the licence and grant this to Goulburn.
Jenny Pearce, Goulburn
I also had a stroke in Goulburn. All follow up specialists and imaging still requires trips to Calvary Hospital, Bruce, ACT.
Please support the purchase of a MRI machine for Goulburn. It might even encourage a specialist neurologist to base in Goulburn.
Ian Rzdford, Goulburn
Bungonia incinerator should be in Sydney
Why place the incinerator a stone's throw from one of the most scenic national parks in NSW?
If it is Sydney''s waste and the effects are so harmless, place the incinerator closer to Sydney. It will save on transport costs of all the waste. Why should regional nsw have to deal with the waste from urban areas?
Angus Tye, Tallong
Help for those with mental illness
I am writing from the not-for-profit Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia to urge people in your local area - who have mental health issues - to reach out and get help.
We know there is a lot of help out there. We know not enough people are accessing that help.
Our latest awareness initiative highlights that mental illness is much more common than many people might think.
Data reveals 45 per cent of all Australians will experience a mental disorder at some point. In the past 12 months alone, one in five Australians has experienced a mental health disorder.
For instance, 50 per cent of people with schizophrenia now attempt suicide. The ridiculous myths around this condition need to be busted. It is completely unacceptable that people with schizophrenia are likely to live 19 years less than people who do not have the condition. Tragically this gap continues to widen.
Around 700,000 Australians have a severe mental illness.
We want people to realise they are not alone and support is actually out there.
The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia has a FREE phoneline to offer people advice on where to get more support. All local people need to do is call 1800 985 944 or visit minetworks.org.au.
Tony Stevenson, CEO, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
Is the world pumping too much iron?
June 1 marks the start of World Haemochromatosis Week. Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia and causes your body to absorb too much iron from food. It is easy to test, simple to treat but tragic to ignore because the excess iron overloads body tissues, damages organs and can cause premature death.
Many people suffer the effects of haemochromatosis without being diagnosed because early symptoms are common with other conditions and include tiredness and aching joints. When detected early haemochromatosis can be managed easily through blood donations and is no barrier to a normal life or life expectancy. Find out if this is you at www.ha.org.au