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August 21, 2023
The latest design for the new Glen Innes Hospital has been released for feedback. Community drop-in sessions were held at The Highlands Hub on 17 and 18 August with locals dropping in to chat with the project team. The design features a new hospital on the corner of Ferguson and Macquarie streets to house emergency, medical imaging, birthing, maternity and the inpatient unit. A new main entry and reception will also be delivered in the redevelopment. All other existing services will continue onsite within their existing infrastructure including the operating theatre, community health and outpatient services.
The demolition works on the old nurses' quarters will be complete later in the year and construction on the new hospital will commence in early 2024. The plans and artist impressions can be viewed on the project website - click here. Feedback can be emailed to: [email protected]
The Highlands Hub hosted a Kickstarter program for students of Glen Innes High School designed to help them develop the skills, knowledge and mindset required to transform their ideas into action. Held over two days with breakout sessions at the Glen Innes campus, students gained skills to help them identify major cultural and social issues, develop creative solutions, and pitch their creative ideas to a panel, just as real entrepreneurs would. Councillor Troy Arandale attended one of the sessions to chat with the participants.
Highlands Hub held its first "Crafternoon" session this month, allowing attendees to bring along an unfinished craft project and have a chat over a cuppa about any workshops and specialised demonstrations they would like to see facilitated at the Hub. So far, we've received expressions of interest in origami, crochet, weaving and embroidery workshops.
The next session will be held on Sunday 24 September, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
For more information or if you are interested in facilitating a craft workshop or event, email [email protected].
After our last feature of artwork by local artist Josephine Enoch during the Australian Celtic Festival in May, the pink gumboots have made a return to brighten up our space and bring smiles to those visiting.
Josephine's original creations emerge from her practice of using art as play and therapy to help balance out hectic working days and share inspirational messages.
Next time you're at the Hub, take a look for yourself on the wall of the communal lounge area.
Highlands Hub is the headquarters for all community and business enquiries about the Australian Celtic Festival being held in Glen Innes from 1 to 5 May 2024 celebrating Ireland and the Isle of Man.
We are able to answer questions, accept volunteer registrations, and provide information to businesses regarding how to get involved and sponsorship opportunities.
The Hub will also host monthly meetings welcoming local community members and business operators interested in being involved with event planning and community consultation.
The kick-off meeting will be held at the Hub on Monday 25 September 2023, from 6.00pm to 7.00pm (may run later) and is a great opportunity to meet new people, incubate ideas for the festival, and find out was is in store for 2024!
RSVP to [email protected]. For more information and general festival enquiries, visit Highlands Hub Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Attract Connect Stay Glen Innes is a community-funded, community-led not-for-profit organisation focused on attracting and retaining health professionals including GPs, allied health, dentists and pharmacists. Health Workforce Recruiter Connector Karen Munster and Chairperson Josephine Enoch use the Highlands Hub booking system to reserve a room for their monthly meetings.
“The meeting space is well set out, inviting, affordable and a great central location for our members to connect”. Highlands Hub also offers private and shared offices, hot desks, a training room, and a cosy community coworking lounge with options to join us for an hour, a day, a week, a month or longer. If you're looking for a space to hire, meet, learn or teach, get in touch or book directly online.
Drop into Highlands Hub from 11.00am to 1.00pm on the second Wednesday of each month, where a member of the Glen Innes Business Chamber will be available in the communal space to:
High levels of stress, anxiety, depression, tiredness, exhaustion, burnout, overwhelm, headaches, sleeping problems, indigestion, emotional and mental turmoil are becoming commonplace in the workplace and considered as normal. This is our body's way of clearly showing us that something is not right. While we can easily ignore our body's messages and carry on, what impact is this having on us now and in the future? Key takeaways from this presentation:
Mental health first aid is the help given to someone dealing with a mental health problem or crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. Key takeaways from this training:
Highlands Hub will be the place to be for all things small business with a week-long event being held during Small Business Month this October. We will be hosting drop-in chats, mentoring, entertainment, guest speakers and workshops between Monday 16 October & Friday 20 October. Details coming soon!
Stay focussed. Your start does not determine how you're going to finish.
The Bell Room is a private, fully furnished, lockable office space for one. Bring your laptop and enjoy the following:
You can hire the Bell Room for just $17 an hour or weekly fees start at $152 per week.
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Glen Innes Highlands acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging, and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.
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