Canberra to the North Pole for healthy hearts

It was a close race to the end! Hundreds of Canberran's, along with 10 gyms and fitness groups travelled the equivalent distance to the North Pole. An impressive effort - and no reindeer or sleigh required! They logged 18,405km and raised $22,468 for the Heart Foundation. read more

Pharmacists to vaccinate against whooping cough

Canberrans will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine from their local pharmacist under new rules announced last week. read more

New Walk in Centres to provide better health care in Gungahlin

A pre-election commitment for a nurse-led Walk in Centres in Gungahlin has been given a budget commitment for the next financial year.

Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said Walk in Centres provided an alternative for people needing access to healthcare for less serious conditions. read more

New eftpos grant helps protect teens in Amaroo

Amaroo teens will be better protected from the sun thanks to funding from eftpos’ Shade for Secondary Schools program – providing sun shade at Amaroo School.

eftpos will provide funding for an additional 18 high schools across Australia, for permanent shade or a marquee to be constructed on their grounds. This brings the total funding for the Shade for Secondary Schools program to $1.25 million. read more

Canberra’s public playgrounds and play spaces to be smoke-free

Public playgrounds and play spaces in the ACT will be smoke-free as of Wednesday 7 September, Assistant Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris announced this week.

The declaration of these new smoke-free areas is the first to be made by the ACT Government under the Smoke-Free Public Places Amendment Bill 2016, which was passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly earlier this year. read more

Canberra Liberals to build local hospital in Gungahlin and Tuggeranong

The Canberra Liberals will build and open new local public hospitals in both Gungahlin and Tuggeranong if elected at next month’s ACT Election. The two new hospitals will have 24 hour emergency departments, 12 bed short stay wards and will be staffed by specialist doctors and nurses, Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Health Jeremy Hanson said today. read more

Canberra Fitness Centre - July Charity Challenge Month

Throughout July Canberra Fitness Centre are holding a number of donation classes to raise money for Menslink.  read more

Gungahlin Community Health Centre proves popular

As part of the ACT Government’s Pop-Up Cabinet event in Gungahlin today, Ministers toured the Gungahlin Community Health Centre, which has provided more than 26,000 occasions of service to the local community in the last 12 months.

The Pop-up Cabinet in Gungahlin is the third event following visits to Woden and Belconnen last year. The Pop-up Cabinets allow Canberrans to engage directly with ACT Government Ministers to discuss local issues. Then next one is in Tuggeranong on 2 and 3 March. read more

Anytime Fitness 8 Week Healthy Life Challenge!

Get ready for our 8 Week Healthy Life Challenge! Over $20,000 of prizes to be won including 2 one-week trips to Bali for a Bootcamp with health, wellbeing, fitness and nutrition expert Shannan Ponton. read more

Gungahlin ANU student conducting studies into Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gungahlin local Beth Sinclair PhD. Candidate (Clinical Psychology) Research School of Psychology ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, The Australian National University is currently conducting research on stress and coping in teenagers with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFA) as part of her PhD at the ANU. read more

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