Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Penrith. TV head calls it a day

Laurie Paton, chief executive, of TVS, a free-to-air television station, based at the University of Western Sydney campus, at Penrith, will resign at the end of the month. Mr Patton joined TVS in 2004 shortly after it was awarded Australia's first permanent community television licence. Over the past six years he has supervised the construction of a fully automated broadcast centre, along with the acquisition of programming and most recently the successful launch of the TVS digital channel 44 service. Currently, around 40 percent of the programs shown on TVS is made in Sydney "Without someone of Laurie's calibre in charge TVS would probably not exist. His passion and his determination have been key ingredients in the creation of the channel," said TVS chairman, Geoffrey Roberson. Mr Patton will remain executive director of the Television Sydney Foundation.


North Ryde. Uni hospital to open in June

Macquarie University Hospital will provide advanced surgical services, when it opens in June, with a particular focus on the neurosciences, and comprehensive cancer care to patients in Sydney and throughout Australia. It is the first private hospital to be built on a university campus in Australia and will offer a comprehensive range of specialties Robert Glynn is the hospital's foundation CEO and will oversee the facility's opening and day-to-day operations. He has worked in the health care sector for 25 years, including more than 17 years with the Ramsay Healthcare Group where he was responsible for directing 13 hospitals in the eastern states.


Penrith. Council to host Koreans

Penrith City Council will host several senior Korean Central Government officers, and their families, for up to 18 months as research fellows. “Penrith is the first council to be approached to host Korean officers,” said Penrith Mayor, Kevin Crameri. “Penrith City is well known for its proactive and forward-looking attitude when it comes to international relations and exchanges,” said Jin-Soo Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea.