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Kempsey hospital volunteers make a difference for patients

Physiotherapist and three older ladies with a reclining bicycle for exercises

Kempsey United Hospital Auxiliary and Pink Ladies volunteers have donated an impressive $7839 worth of equipment to Kempsey District Hospital, despite losing three months of the 2019/20 financial year to COVID-19 restrictions. The volunteers have been unable to fundraise, or meet, since March because of pandemic precautions but they still managed to make life a… Read more »

BowraMacksville UHA volunteers step up to the challenge

Volunteers and midwife surround birthing bath

BowraMacksville hospital volunteers have donated a massive $68,778.04 to Macksville District Hospital, despite losing three  months of the 2019/20 financial year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The local branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW closed its café in March as volunteer  services across NSW hospitals were shut down because of the pandemic. Despite the… Read more »

Hospital artwork project a finalist in NSW Premier’s Awards

The arts in health infrastructure project at Macksville Hospital has been named a finalist in the 2020 NSW Premier’s Awards. The striking project is one of six finalists in the Well Connected Communities with Quality Local Environments category. The Arts in Health Strategy within the new Macksville Hospital used arts as an engagement tool to relocate a… Read more »

Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group to sell building

two ladies standing beside a for sale sign

The Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group (NVCSG) is hoping to find a new owner for its old resource centre. The meeting and consult rooms are being sold as a relocatable building and the proceeds will be reinvested in cancer support in the local community. The land on which the building sits, the old Macksville Hospital,… Read more »

Online project at Coffs Harbour hits the right note

Five people singing

Arts Mid North Coast has launched the Musicians in Health project – offering online music programs to seniors and carers support networks on the Coffs Coast. ‘Musicians In Health’ (previously Musicians in Hospitals) is part of Arts Mid North Coast’s commitment and continuing work in the area of Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The original pilot… Read more »

New use for Kempsey hospital’s Daisy Turner Kiosk

Kempsey District Hospital’s Daisy Turner Kiosk is undergoing an internal transformation and will open early next month with an important new role – as a COVID-19 testing clinic. Over the next fortnight, the River Street entrance to Kempsey Health Campus will be bustling with activity as workers undertake the project to repurpose the kiosk. The… Read more »

StEPS team looks to improve children’s eyesight

child in front of an eyesight board

Eye checks for children at the age of four years are essential for the early identification and treatment of vision problems and to reduce the likelihood of permanent vision loss. NSW was the first state or territory in Australia to implement universal screening for pre-schoolers – the Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) program. The NSW… Read more »

Biased bowlers return to Wauchope Hospital

Two bowlers and a nurse in front of hospital

For years, Wauchope Bowling Club has supported Wauchope District Memorial Hospital through its Wrong Bias competition, and while COVID-19 has interrupted most activities this year, the bowlers weren’t about to let a pandemic sideline their fundraiser. The bowlers have delivered a $1500 donation to the hospital, which will fund equipment for stroke rehabilitation. Club representatives… Read more »

Farmers urged to vaccinate against Q fever

stockman with cattle

Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is strongly urging farmers and people who work with livestock to get vaccinated against Q fever to guard against being unable to work due to prolonged illness. Q fever is a bacterial infection carried by animals – such as cows, sheep and goats – and can lead to… Read more »

Breast cancer won’t wait for COVID

Three women in a waiting room

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women aged 50 to 74 to make their health a priority and book a free life-saving mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Director BreastScreen North Coast Jane Walsh said: “This Breast Cancer Awareness Month we want Mid North Coast women to make booking a breast screen a priority. “BreastScreen NSW has… Read more »