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Wet weather creates perfect conditions for an itchy summer

The wet weather forecasted for this summer is set to create a bumper season for mosquitoes, and a University of Newcastle competition has sought solutions to stop the itch.  The Bureau of Meteorology...

Research to improve care for hip surgery patients

Hip fractures pose a major risk of death for people over 50 years of age. However, a new study is hoping to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients after...

Hunter hospitals’ report card improves

A fall in emergency presentations and a rise in people waiting for surgery – the latest Healthcare Quarterly report on the region's hospitals is out today and it presented no surprises,...

Your guide to COVID testing for children under five

There are plenty of places to choose from when getting tested for COVID-19. But did you know, many of them don’t cater for children under five-years-old? All hospitals across the Hunter New England Health...

Newcastle on high alert after two confirmed COVID-19 cases

Following the confirmation of two new cases in Newcastle, Hunter New England Health’s Public Health Unit has revised its advice regarding locations linked to the cases. This morning a male in his 20s...

Hunter New England Health records two new COVID-19 cases

Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported for the Hunter New England Health District. NSW Health reported the cases earlier today. The first is a man in his 60s who is part of...

Wearing a face mask should be the norm, Hunter doctor says

Should I wear a face mask?  That’s a question many Hunter residents have asked themselves during another spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. So, Newcastle Weekly spoke to Hunter General Practitioners Association Secretary, Dr...

UPDATE: Port Stephens COVID-19 case visited Don Waring Oval on Sunday

Hunter New England Health can now confirm the child under 10 with confirmed COVID-19 mentioned earlier today, also visited the Don Waring Oval, Nelson Bay on Sunday 19 July between 8.15am –...