Media Releases

Paediatric Therapy Courtyard Opens at Port Macquarie Base

A community-supported facility for children who have been injured, have a disability or are experiencing developmental issues has opened at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. The Paediatric Therapy Courtyard was the venue for a community event celebrating the completion of the $70,000 project, where supporters and partners were thanked for turning a long-held vision into reality…. Read more »

Improve Your Heart Health With Heart Foundation Walking

With shorter days and cooler temperatures, winter can make it hard to get outside and get moving, but joining a Heart Foundation Walking group can provide the motivation you need to keep active. Local Heart Foundation Walking Coordinator and Health Promotion Officer Yvonne Muyambi said it can sometimes be easy for people to use the… Read more »

Rotary Clubs Launch Community Fundraiser For Coffs Cancer Unit

The Daybreak Rotary Club in Coffs Harbour is coordinating a community fundraising campaign in support of local cancer patients that has already attracted its first donation –  from the neighbouring Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South. South’s President Rosemary Hepworth has presented the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Coffs Harbour with $8833.74. The generous donation will… Read more »

Car Club Drives Support for Coffs Harbour Cancer Patients

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Coffs Harbour has 20 new and improved IV poles thanks to community team work. Nursing Unit Manager Jill Harrington came up with the idea to replace an attachment for existing IV poles that better suits the needs of cancer patients. She took her idea to C.ex Coffs Sports,… Read more »

Hump Day Reminds Young People to Practise Safe Sex

NSW Health is using Youth Week celebrations to remind young people to stay safe and look after their health by carrying a condom. Hump Day, which falls on April 5, aims to promote the importance of sexual health and STI prevention in a fun and positive way during Youth Week (31 March – 9 April)…. Read more »

Dash With a Splash Makes Healthy Normal at Kempsey

Kempsey is cooking up a new way of spreading the NSW Health Make Healthy Normal campaign message that’s sure to attract attention this week. The Dash with a Splash community colour run through town, Koori Moves and Koori Cook Off, all to be held on Thursday 6 April, will focus on fun and promoting healthy… Read more »

UHA Zone Day a Celebration of Volunteer Achievements

About 60 hospital volunteers celebrated their extraordinary commitment to Mid North Coast hospitals and community health centres at the United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) of NSW’s North Eastern Zone Day in Bowraville. Visiting dignitaries included the Member for Oxley and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, Nambucca Shire Mayor Rhonda Hoban and UHA State… Read more »

Hastings Co-Op Delivers $10,000 Gift to Maternity Unit

In its centenary year, one of the region’s oldest businesses has delivered a $10,000 donation to help our youngest residents. Hastings Co-op has presented the proceeds of its centenary pin initiative to Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s Maternity Unit, which cares for newborns from throughout the Hastings and Camden Haven valleys. Maternity Unit Manager Sandra Eadie… Read more »

Aboriginal Hydrotherapy Program Launched on Close the Gap Day

A new hydrotherapy program for Aboriginal people was launched at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital last week to coincide with National Close the Gap Day. The hydrotherapy program is called Bathu Marrung, which means ‘good water’. The program gives Aboriginal people access to the Port Macquarie Base Hospital specialist hydrotherapy facilities. The Bathu Marrung program… Read more »

Narranga Primary School Takes Out Healthy Canteen Award

Narranga Primary School in Coffs Harbour will be presented with the 2016 Coffs Coast Healthy School Canteen Award at a special assembly at the school on Wednesday morning. The Coffs Coast Healthy School Canteen Award, which has been running for the past four years, is a partnership between the Mid North Coast Local Health District… Read more »