Ovary Action – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day – 8th February

Each year 1,510 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia and 1046 women die from the disease.

There is no effective screening program for ovarian cancer, so the best way of detecting the disease is to know the signs and symptoms.

In Australia, the overall five year survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 46%. In comparison, the overall five year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is 91%.

Don’t miss the Bus!

BreastScreen Tasmania Bus will be in Kingston from the 8th February to the 5th March.

Where: Kingston Community Health Centre, 6 Goshawk Way, Kingston.

This is a free service – to make an appointment call 13 20 50

If you miss the bus don’t despair – it will be in Dover from the 9th – 12 March and Huonville 15th March to 16th April – more information next month!


We farewell Dr Esther Long who is moving onto another practice and further adventures in general practice; and nurse Jo Mahar, who is retiring and looking forward to travelling with her husband.

Celebrations and Arrivals

Congratulations to Dr John Oxford and family who welcomed the birth of a son in January.

Welcome back to Dr Hannah Wintergreen (Meyer) and Dr Ingrid Smethurst who are back from maternity leave. Hannah will be working Mondays and Thursdays in Huonville and Ingrid will be in Cygnet on Mondays and Thursdays.

Dr Wesley Saunders

We welcome two new GP registrars – Dr Wesley Saunders & Dr Darren Meehan who will be working in Huonville and Bruny Island. GP Registrars are trained doctors who are spending time in General Practice learning how to become fully qualified GPs.

We now have 2 GPs most days on Bruny Island and 3 GPs most days in Cygnet, as well as up to 8 GPs in Huonville per day. We’re working hard to make it easier for you to make an appointment when you need it!

Remember: You can always book your appointment on line. It’s easy – go to our website – www.huonmedicalgroup.com.au and click on Book Now. Select the clinic you want and select your preferred Doctor. Available appointments will show on the calendar.