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Centenary scholarship holder has big ambitions

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A Robertson local has been awarded the Bowral & District Hospital Centenary Scholarship.

17 year old Chevalier College graduate Georgia Cronin is currently studying a four-year double degree in psychological science and social science at the University of Wollongong.

She has ambitions of becoming a psychologist and helping people recover from a mental health crisis.

Applications close in November each year for the scholarship, with the winner announced the following February.

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Crash at Sutton Forest

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A man and woman have been taken to Bowral Hospital with minor injuries after an earlier crash at Sutton Forest.

Around 9:15am two vehicles collided on the Hume Highway in the southbound lanes near Belanglo Road.

Emergency Services have now cleared the site.

Four Paramedic crews were in attendance.

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Man injured after alleged glassing attack at Burradoo

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A man has been injured after an alleged glassing attack on the Southern highlands.

Just after 6pm Saturday officers attached to The Hume Police District were called to a licensed premises on Moss Vale Road, Burradoo, following reports a man had been injured in a fight.

Police have been told a 54-year-old man was sitting at the bar when he was approached by a man aged in his 40s and woman aged in her late teens, before an argument broke out between the older man and the woman.

The woman allegedly struck the older man in the face with a wine glass before the 47-year-old punched the older man in the face.

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The 54 year old  was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Bowral Hospital.

 Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and call Southern Highlands Police on 4868 1222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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New renal dialysis unit at Bowral Hospital

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The new renal dialysis unit at Bowral Hospital has been officially opened this morning.

The project has been made possible thanks to $2.5 million dollars from the NSW Government and a $770,000 contribution from the Southern Highlands Renal Appeal.

The unit features six new chairs, so that patients don't have to travel up to Sydney to receive treatment.

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said it's an impressive setup.

"The unit is full of natural light and has a views of the gardens.

"There's also room for growth into the future,"Mr. Smith said.

Image: Southern Highlands Renal Appeal via Facebook

Nurses to walk off the job

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Nurses and midwives at Bowral Hospital will be walking off the job for two hours on Tuesday as part of statewide industrial action.

They'll be watching an association zoom meeting being held at Town Hall.

Across the state, nurses are calling for better pay and working conditions

They're unhappy with the three per cent public sector pay increase.

Nurses and Midwives Wingecarribee Branch President Kate Paviour said they're at breaking point.

"Some days you start at 7 in the morning and you don't leave until 11 at night, to try and provide that level of care and support that patients need,

"There's a lot of us propping up the system,"Ms. Paviour said.

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Work starts on new Bowral Hospital renal unit

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Hard work and fundraising by the Southern Highlands Renal Appeal Organisation is coming to fruition, with construction underway on a new renal unit as part the next stage of the Bowral Hospital’s redevelopment.

South Western Sydney Local Health posted on its Facebook page that the unit is expected to open in early 2022.

The clinic is being built to enable further expansion to meet future demand, helping to ensure locals can receive care closer to home.

The expanded service has been made possible through the support of the Southern Highlands Renal Appeal.

Image: SWSLHD