The new year has brought with it new leadership at TransCare Hunter Limited in the appointment of Garry Lane as the General Manager. Mr Lane served as the Operations Manager of TransCare for a period of eight months prior to a restructure of the organisation. “I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to work with…

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Transport to treatment in NSW continues to be challenging for cancer patients, their carers and families when attending chemotherapy, radiotherapy, cancer surgery or even post scans or doctors’ appointments. In the Upper Hunter last financial year 732 patients were transported over 122,000 kilometres to attend these appointments free of charge. The Transport to Treatment program…

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It has become part of TransCares’ festivities to announce the Pam Moscatt Award of Excellence Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Christmas Party. However, in 2017 there was a small break to the norm. Unable to decide between two standout volunteers, Anne Piemonte and Denis White will share this year’s plaque. “They are both…

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TransCare Christmas 2017 Closure The TransCare Hunter Ltd office will close at 4pm on Friday 22nd December, 2017, and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Personal care will be operating to an amended roster while the office is closed. Domestic services will cease on Friday 22nd December 2017 and resume on Monday 8th…

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When people are already making plans for next year, you know an event has been a hit. And, that is exactly what happened at the Muswellbrook Seniors Expo on Monday November 13 according to TransCare promotions officer Jemma Anshaw. “As we were walking around talking to the different groups who took part everyone was commenting…

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* * Trial completed, service not to continue * * From November 9 2017, TransCare will be trialling an extra bus service to Tamworth each week.  Transport coordinator Helen Schlegel said it has been in the works for a while. “We currently have a community bus run that operates to Tamworth every Tuesday, and have…

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Do you have some time to give back to the community? At TransCare we are lucky to have a very committed team of volunteers. Some of them have been with us for a long time, others have just joined us, but they all mean the same to our organisation and clients. It doesn’t matter if…

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We live in a sunburnt country where hot days and heatwaves can stress our bodies. Heatwaves are a cause of weather-related deaths in Australia and are are also considered the most underrated of natural disasters in our country. There were almost 1,000 deaths during the severe heatwaves in southeastern Australia in 2009 when Melbourne sweltered through…

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