As a result of longstanding problems Ruth has had to have a leg amputated below the knee. John tells us that she is recovering well, but is still in some pain. She will let us know when she is ready to receive visitors. It was a shock to hear this news, and we all wish her the best for a speedy recovery. John meantime is staying with family in Hobart.
As most people know, Ruth has been a stalwart of the LBT, and was one of the key people who helped establish it.