Norfolk Island Regional Council

Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service - Update



Breast Screening Clinic Norfolk Island

Jill and Angela from Sydney Breast Clinic, would like to thank those who attended the Breast Screening Clinic at NIHRACS.


The response has been amazing and they were delighted to meet you all.


Your results will be double read by specialist Radiologists at Sydney Breast Clinic, your results including your images on a USB stick will be returned to NIHRACS for you to pick up. (please allow 2-3 weeks).


Some women may be contacted for further imaging, which will be required to be performed off the Island. A GP Clinic staff member will contact you the week beginning 17th September 2018 to advise a follow-up with your GP at the GP Clinic if further investigation is needed.


Child Health Clinic (Drop in Clinic)

Commencing Wednesday 12th September 2018, NIHRACS will be holding Child Health Clinics at NI – Connect from  9am to12 noon.


The clinics will be drop-in clinics, so no appointments necessary and will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Our midwife will weigh baby and assist in completing baby book assessments.


GP Clinic

Health History Update Questionnaires

When you next visit the GP Clinic you will be asked to complete a Health History Update Questionnaire.  These are to us in maintaining accurate information on your medical record and therefore assist the GP with your consultation.  Please arrive for your appointment 5 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to complete the questionnaire.  We thank you for your assistance in this important task

All patient information will be treated as confidential.


Hours of Operation

The GP Clinic is open from 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  Please note the clinic is closed for lunch from 12.30 – 1.30pm.  Please call for appointments only during opening hours.


When you next visit the Clinic you will be asked to complete this form which should only take a few minutes.  Please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time so that you can complete the form. 


How long should you book your appointment for?

Most appointments with your GP only require 15 minutes.  If you have multiple issues or you think they are complex and will require extensive discussion, please let our receptionist know that you would like a long appointment. This will ensure you have the time needed with your GP and will assist us in managing the GPs time and patient flow.


Appointments with the Nurse

On arrival at the clinic do not go directly to see the Nurse (to what was known as Outpatients), please make yourself known to our receptionist.   Appointments are required for all non-urgent visits to the Nurse.  In most cases you will also need an appointment with the GP.  This includes ear syringing, blood pressure readings and immunisations.


All emergencies will be reviewed by a Nurse prior to being seen by a GP.

Please notify us as soon as you can if you are unable to make your appointment time.  This allows us to offer the time to another patient.   A quick phone call if you are running late also allows for better management of our patient times.


Diabetes Clinic

These will now be held monthly.  Please call 24134 to book an appointment.


Women’s Wellness Clinic

The Women’s Wellness program continues. Interested women of all ages are encouraged to book an appointment (lasting forty minutes) with Dr Jenny Sexton on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.  Please mention ‘Women’s Wellness’ when making the appointment – phone 24134.


Men’s Health Checks (Spanner in the Works)

Men interested in a follow-up with a GP for a more extensive health check or a skin check are encouraged to book an appointment (lasting 30 mins) with Dr John.  Please mention ‘skin check’ or ‘men’s health’ when making an appointment phone – 24134.

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NEW TRAVELLING EXHIBITION COMING TO THE R.E.O.



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News from the World of Norfolk




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Donation of Prints



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News from the World of Norfolk




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Internships at the Australian National Maritime Museum


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Update from the World of Norfolk



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Tourism News


Watawieh yorlyi and a big welcome to all our visitors,

Media famil visits

Natasha Dragun (photo at old boat) is a Travel Editor who was on the island 23-27 January, writing for Mindfood magazine.  Mindfood is a popular lifestyle magazine that has a monthly distribution of 65,000 Australia wide and Natasha’s travel story will appear in the April issue. Many thanks to Robyn at Kentia Holiday apartments for the superior cottage, Eldoo hire cars, the NI Museums, Two Chimney winery, Pinetree tours, Ariane for the High tea luncheon, Emily at Hilli Goat farm, Sorrel Wilby, Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, and Beachy for the tour of Colleen McCullough’s house. Natasha was also able to attend the annual Wearable Art evening.

Christine Retschlag (photo at Queen Elizabeth lookout) is a travel blogger and social media influencer. Christine has her own blog “global goddess”, she is writing for Australian Senior Traveller and is in the top 10% of Australia’s best Social Media influencers. Many thanks to Karlene at Broadleaf Villas, Eldoo hire cars for the moke, Pinetree tours, Rhonda Griffiths, Baunti Escapes, Nat at Sweet Pea Cakery, NI Museums, Two Chimney Winery, Heidi at Bedrock, Liz McCoy, Emily at Hilli Goat farm,  Liane at the Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, and every-one who Christine met and made her stay so enjoyable.

NZ Fairfax media (photo at Lone pine) Craig Horley (L) is a journalist with NZ Fairfax media and Jason Dorday a visual journalist, the guys were on island for 2 days last week. NZ Fairfax publications include the Sunday News, the Dominion Post, NZ House and Garden, various regional papers and Stuff.co.nz (both print and digital)

Craig will write for the travel supplement in the Sunday papers and Craig has filmed news snippets and will also compile a video clip for social media. Many thanks to the Sarah and Tony at the Castaway hotel, Eldoo for the moke, David at Charter Marine and Rob for the Phillip island trek, Umi at the golf course, Jane & Lou from the Outrigger club, Emily and Zach, Rod and Noelene, NI Museums & Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama.

Flight Centre Travel Expo’s

Norfolk Island Tourism has had a travel stand at the recent Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney Flight Centre Expo’s.  The Flight Centre expos are some of the largest consumer expos held, with a good attendance no’s. N.I Tourism handed out the destination brochure, maps and activity guides, names taken for those interested in receiving the monthly newsletter, there were lots of genuine enquiries about Norfolk and discounted holiday deals were available to book over the weekends. At the Auckland Expo, N.I Tourism presented in the seminar room.


Photo shows the Auckland stand. (Many thanks to Anona Buffett for your help in Auckland)

TraveMedia’s International Media Marketplace (TIMM)

TIMM is now established as the industry’s leading platform for travel and tourism brands to meet media. Exhibitors each enjoy a dedicated branded table where they can brief top-flight travel journalists, editors and broadcasters on their forthcoming news, events and developments. As a single-day networking and relationship-building opportunity for travel and tourism brands and journalists, IMM is unmatched.

Norfolk Island Tourism was represented again at TIMM, held in Sydney, yesterday 24 February.  Provided to all of the appointments were destination marketing resources such as the destination brochure, media kit, editorial content and USB’s of images and video clips. TIMM is an important event to attend, as it exposes Norfolk Island to both the Australia, New Zealand and overseas media market.

Calendar of Events – March 2017

6          FOUNDATION DAY – Public Holiday

3-11     First Fleet Anniversary celebrations.

8          Government House Charity Open Day.

18-25   NLP Practitioner Certification training (Travel Centre)

26 – 3 April – Line Dancing festival with Kate Simpkin

29 – 1 April -  NOC Norfolk Ocean challenge (Outriggers)


Tania @ N.I. Tourism #norfolkisland

Norfolk Island Tourism is a function of the Norfolk Island Regional Council. 

For further information please view www.norfolkisland.com.au

Lotta Jackson, General Manager

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Remembrance Day 2016


Every year locals and visitors gather at the Kingston cenotaph to remember those you sacrificed much and many did not return.  The 11th November is also known as Armistice Day.  The 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month.


Each year since arriving on Norfolk Island I proudly attend the service as one of the St John volunteers.  Due to a shortage in St John Ambulance members this year only Superintendent Tracey Hay and myself and Dale Howe could attend this years’ service.


It was a fine but windy day as we gathered at the cenotaph at Kingston.  The Norfolk pine trees stood strong and proud as the Norfolk Island locals and visitors sung our National Anthems and we paused for a moment to listen to the sound of the bugle play “the Last Post” the traditional final salute to the fallen.

The young Norfolk Island Cadets stood proudly for the service.  Tim Sheridan is the Norfolk Island Cadet co-ordinator and every year he has trained his troops for the ceremony and flag duties.


Thank you to those how could attend the Armistice Day service.  Our thoughts were with those who could not attend with us.


The "Ode of Remembrance" is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's poem,

"For the Fallen"

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

We Nawa Gwen Forget Dem

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