Dr Dan’s Flying Skin Cancer Visit: Dr Dan recently travelled solo to Parkes, Tottenham, Condobolin and Forbes. Liz Mitchell in Parkes and Forbes helped navigate COVID risk assessments and secure the clearance so Dr Dan could still conduct skin cancer checks and treatments in their towns. Unfortunately, RN Sammy was stuck in the Sydney lockdown, checking in patients from afar. Dr Dan saw 63 patients, and one-third required skin cancer treatments. In metro areas, about one in 10 people need skin cancer treatment. In rural Australia, the rate is much higher, mainly because people don’t have the same access to advanced skin cancer services.
Goldridge Estate Cable Laid: It’s the new development that will go a long way towards addressing housing challenges and the sewer mains for the new Goldridge Estate should be laid by the end of August, with works on water mains to begin immediately thereafter according to councils’ engineering department at the July council meeting. The report said the construction team had started making some good progress after some wet weeks and delays laying almost 200 metres of sewer main each day. Goldridge Estate is a council land release that will feature 221 residential blocks with a central green space for parkland. The first stage will have 25 blocks available for purchase off the plan by Spring all things being equal.
An Easy Way To Donate To CanAssist: Commencing on February 22 this year, Forbes CanAssist will become a donation partner on the Forbes Return and Earn vending machine in Sam Street, Forbes. This means that anyone using the machine from then will be able to donate their proceeds directly to CanAssist Forbes by pushing the appropriate button on the vending machine. Forbes Canassist will be a donation partner for 6 months from February 22nd until August 22nd. We hope you will consider this and help CanAssist continue to provide assistance to Forbes and district residents living with and/or receiving treatment for cancer.