Hobart District Nurses have advised that –
‘After-hours medical services in the TH&CS emergency room ceased from 31 October 2014. Anyone who attends or telephones the centre after hours will be advised to call Health Direct on 1800 022 222, or in an emergency, should call 000. As health professionals, working within our scope of practice, we can provide first aid if required and TH&CS is part of any disaster or emergency response plan for the Tasman Peninsula. Signage is posted at the centre.”
The recruitment process for a permanent GP is ongoing.
Locum and part time GP’s to a FTE of 1.8 have been secured from January 9th to May 2015.
Pearl Court Vacancy
There is a vacancy in one of the Units in Pearl’s Court for any person who is in receipt of either an aged, service or disability pension. Strong preference will be given to persons 55 years of age and above however this does not preclude younger persons with medical/disability issues.
The allocation of units is based on the applicant’s ability to meet the criteria. Preference will be given to an applicant with the greatest need, i.e.: meets more than one criterion. An interview may be required.
Vacancies are considered based on the following criteria: The applicant must be a resident of the Tasman municipality or have strong, relevant ties to it, i.e. family, work, education or medical Medical or disability factors that affect the person’s ability to continue living in their current accommodation: supporting documents, for example a letter from your GP or other relevant person, greatly assist applications.
Prior to accepting an offer, successful applicants may ask questions about the property, the lease or conditions of the lease or visit the property for an inspection.
Applications packs are now available for this unit and applications are now being received by Council.
About our municipality
The Tasman Municipality is located on Tasmania's picturesque southeast coast approximately 90 minutes from Hobart. As in many rural communities, Tasman's population is dispersed with the majority of people centered in and around the township of Nubeena and the localities of White Beach, Highcroft, Port Arthur, Premaydena, Saltwater River, Koonya, Taranna, Eaglehawk Neck and Murdunna. The municipal area covers approximately 659.3 kilometres. Practically an island, the diversity and abundance of wildlife and plant life is truly remarkable.
The population is relatively stable at approximately 2400, which swells to between 8,000 and 9,000 as a result of tourists and visitors during the summer months who come to enjoy beaches, bush walking and fishing areas as well as as many other tourist attractions.
Tasman strives to be a welcoming community with an unbeatable quaility of life boasting a number of boating and sporting clubs with tourism services catering for all ages and interests. Tasman is also proving to be an attractive area for property developers, people seeking a 'sea change' and retirees looking for a quieter lifestyle.
The Tasman Peninsula was formerly a bustling industrial zone fuelled by convict labour. In the era between convict settlement and the introduction of the modern tourist industry the area was mostly engaged in timber and fishing. The terrain and soil type impeded large-scale agriculture although fruit farming and general farming was and still is carried out in suitable locations.
The Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas are renowned for its rugged coastlines which have been the scene of a number of shipwrecks. At Eaglehawk Neck there are many strange rock formations, including The Devil's Kitchen, Tasmans Arch, Blow Hole and the Tessellated Pavements. Tasman has been said to have some of the world's best surf spots at Eaglehawk Neck, Roaring Beach and Shipsterns Bluff.
An extremely scenic part of Tasmania that is dominated by rolling pastures and heavily timbered hills and surrounded by dramatic coastline of sheer cliffs, towering rocky outcrops and sheltered bay and sea caves. Walking tracks and kayaks provide access to the area's most isolated areas.