Anita Beaumont, Newcastle Herald

Anita Beaumont

Newcastle Herald

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Anita:

How to keep kids off screens these holidays: HMRI researcher Dr Nicole Nathan shares her tips and tricks

Don't slide on screentime these holidays, Dr Nicole Nathan says. → Read More

Nangs, or using nitrous oxide gas recreationally, isn't without risk says National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

THE discarded silver gas cartridges have become a regular sight at Dixon Park and Bar Beach car parks, and now medical experts are calling for tighter restrictions on the sale of "nangs" following a rise in presentations to Australian emergency departments. → Read More

Heal Specialist Urgent Care on track to open late February as Dr Tim Stewart explains Laverty Pathology, Hunter Imaging Group and Ethos Health partners will join them on site

AN alternative to sitting in a hospital emergency department for hours for broken bones, burns, cuts and illnesses is on its way, with Heal Specialist Urgent Care on track to open in Cooks Hill in late February. → Read More

Lawson Rankin reflects on three years of rehabilitation and recovery after Bali scooter crash

LAWSON Rankin finishes a set of core strength exercises on the floor of his Redhead home, stretches, and refills a glass with filtered water before taking a seat on a balcony overlooking the beach. → Read More

Expressions of Interest open to Hunter health care providers to establish urgent care services for NSW Health

Urgent care services aim to "bridge the gap" between hospitals and primary care. → Read More

John Hunter Hospital doctors worried middle and senior managers will be made scapegoats if elective surgery policy breaches substantiated

Doctors fear middle and senior managers might be "scapegoated" after poll results. → Read More

Hunter couple fights for public robotic surgery at John Hunter Hospital after prostate cancer battle

Call for robotic surgery at John Hunter Hospital. → Read More

John Hunter Hospital doctor poll sparks independent policy compliance check for NSW Health at request of CEO Michael DiRienzo

NSW Health will employ an independent team to carry out a policy "compliance check" with Hunter New England Health after senior doctors at John Hunter Hospital accused the health district of cooking the books on its elective surgery wait lists. → Read More

NSW nurses strike: Hunter nurses and midwives marched down Darby Street as part of 24 hour strike action over pay and staffing

Hunter nurses and midwives strike for the third time this year. → Read More

COVID mental health impacts inspire Newcastle psychologist Michelle Heaton to share stress tips after pandemic

Mental Health Reset session offers strategies to deal with lingering mental health impacts of pandemic. → Read More

Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital sees more children with flu, RSV symptoms as NSW winter COVID wave grows

The number of children presenting to the Hunter's hospitals has gone up "dramatically". → Read More

Mark Hughes Foundation Big Three 150km trek walkers finish at McDonald Jones Stadium for NRL Beanie Round

The Big Three finishes Sydney to Newcastle walk just in time for the Knights game. → Read More

Myo Munchee Australia partners with speech pathologist and University of Newcastle PhD graduate Hollie-Ann Shortland to explore research and identify opportunities

A MEDICAL device invented in Maitland 50 years ago has been shipped all over the world to help improve oral health. But a lack of evidence-based research means it hasn't had much traction in Australia - yet. → Read More

Mark Hughes Foundation announces $25 million brain cancer research centre at Newcastle University ahead of NRL's Beanie round

Mark and Kirralee Hughes' "pipedream" is becoming a reality with the establishment of a $25 million brain cancer... → Read More

Hunter and Central Coast general practices struggle to recruit enough doctors with GP shortages fast reaching crisis point

Seeing a GP will get harder and cost more if doctor shortages continue. → Read More

'Mask up': COVID, flu rising again in Hunter and 'worst yet to come', warns Hunter New England Health physician David Durrheim

This week the Hunter has recorded about a thousand COVID-19 cases a day. → Read More

More than 240 COVID deaths in Hunter New England as Newcastle virologist Nathan Bartlett urges people to be more aware of the process of accessing antiviral medication

Up to 15,000 Australians are expected to die of COVID-19 this year. → Read More

Hunter man Mark Howe says surgery for a severely broken elbow was cancelled every day for almost a week at new Maitland Hospital as it copes with obvious staff shortages

Mark Howe was on 'nil by mouth' for days before his surgery finally happened at Maitland Hospital. → Read More

John Hunter Hospital nurse Michelle Chapman shares brain cancer story to support Mark Hughes Foundation ahead of Beanie round

When the nurse became the patient: Michelle Chapman explains how buying a MHF beanie or scarf can help. → Read More

John Hunter Hospital emergency staff say they're overwhelmed, but GM Leanne Johnson says hospital well equipped to treat without compromising care

John Hunter Hospital's ED is buckling under a "perfect storm" of challenges, staff say. → Read More