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Palliative Care Unit Opens at Mona Vale Hospital

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Northern beaches patients nearing the final stages of life will be supported and cared for closer to home with a new, purpose-built palliative care unit at Mona Vale Hospital.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes and Member for Manly James Griffin toured the unit today, which will open next week and is funded under the NSW Government’s $619 million upgrade of Northern Beaches health facilities.

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Support for Northern Beaches Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Restrictions

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Small businesses that experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on the Northern Beaches will soon have access to a grants program designed to help them cover unavoidable expenses.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government was committed to supporting businesses while keeping people and communities safe.

“The Northern Beaches community and businesses did an outstanding job in helping control the spread of the virus at a critical time and unfortunately that had a material impact on many businesses,” Mr Perrottet said.

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Pittwater Update

Friday, 08 January 2021

Welcome news that we will be released from lockdown at 12:01am on Sunday morning 10 January!

Thank you to everyone in the community for supporting each other during these really difficult few weeks.

It’s crucial we remain vigilant – NSW Health advice has been updated for two local venues:

• Avalon Woolworths – Sat 2 Jan 3:45pm-4pm, Sun 3 Jan 12:45pm-1pm, Mon 4 Jan 6:30pm-6:50pm, Tue 5 Jan 4:45pm-5pm, Wed 6 Jan 12:45pm-1pm
• Avalon Chemist Warehouse – Sun 3 Jan 1pm-1:15pm

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Statement Regarding Pittwater Boating Exemption

Monday, 04 January 2021

Many residents have raised with me their concerns about the unfairness of a recent health order providing an exemption for boat owners from outside Pittwater to access their boat for recreation – despite locals being locked down.

I agree.

People haven't been able to see their families for weeks, weren't able to celebrate Christmas, and have been forced to close their businesses.

With so much sacrifice and hardship throughout our community – this was clearly unacceptable and unfair.

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