About us

District map outlining the Aboriginal NationsMid North Coast Local Health District extends from the Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area in the south to Coffs Harbour Local Government Area in the north and provides healthcare services across a geographic area of approximately 11,335 square kilometres.

Traditional custodians of the land covered by the District are the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Birpai and Nganyaywana nations.

It’s estimated that more than 226,422 residents live within the District+.  People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage make up 5.7 per cent of the population, compared to 2.9 per cent for all NSW*.

An estimated 11 per cent of residents were born overseas.  Coffs Harbour has a growing number of refugees settling in the area.  The main refugee communities include Afghani, Sudanese, Burmese, Congolese, Togolese, Sierra Leone, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali.  Smaller numbers of migrants also reside in Laurieton, Wauchope and Port Macquarie.

Over the next decade, the District’s population is expected to increase by 13 per cent.  The largest increases are being projected for the Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie Hastings local government area.

The main health issues facing the District are mental health and chronic age related illnesses such as cardiac, pulmonary, diabetes, renal disease and dementia.

+ Source: NSW Health 
* Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016

We provide a broad range of public health services to our community through seven public hospitals, and twelve community health centres.  These services include the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute and Mid North Coast Brain Injury Service.

​Our workplaces strive to make continuous improvement to workplace culture, embodying NSW Health’s CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.
We are committed to working collaboratively with each other to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients who are at the centre of everything we do. In working collaboratively we acknowledge that every person working in the health system plays a valuable role that contributes to achieving the best possible outcomes.
A commitment to openness in our communications builds confidence and greater cooperation. We are committed to encouraging our patients and all people who work in the health system to provide feedback that will help us provide better services.
We have respect for the abilities, knowledge, skills and achievements of all people who work in the health system. We are also committed to providing health services that acknowledge and respect the feelings, wishes​ and rights of our patients and their carers.
In providing quality health care services we aim to ensure our patients are able to make well informed and confident decisions about their care and treatment. 
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