Media Releases

YHL National Photo Comp

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION OFFERS $45,000 IN PRIZES Photographers of all abilities are being encouraged to enter the Your Health Link National Photographic Competition, which offers more than $45,000 in prizes. The prestigious competition is run by the Mid North Coast Local Health District, as part of the Your Health Link initiative, a strategy aimed at… Read more »

Wauchope Volunteers’ big day out

The Wauchope Hospital Volunteers’ annual morning tea at the Senior Citizens Hall yesterday attracted almost 100 people and raised hundreds of dollars in support of Wauchope District Memorial Hospital and its patients. The hall was packed with people eager to support the Volunteers’ fundraising efforts, by tasting some of the tantalising treats on offer and… Read more »

GM5FK sets massive goal for Coffs

The respected children’s charity Give Me 5 For Kids (GM5FKs) is off and running on the Mid North Coast thanks to Triple M Coffs Coast 106.3. The radio station is a long-time organiser of the annual fundraiser in support of Coffs Harbour Health Campus’ Paediatric Unit and Special Care Nursery. Since 2013, the Coffs Harbour… Read more »

Fishing club reels it in for cancer

One of Australia’s most prestigious game fishing competitions has landed an impressive donation in support of local cancer patients. Port Macquarie Game Fishing Club’s annual Golden Lure Tournament features a charity day in memory of much-loved fishers Tammy and Richard Kirkby. Proceeds from the event are donated every year to the Mid North Coast Cancer… Read more »

Lions pride of Coffs Health Campus

The hard-working volunteers of the Lions Club of Woolgoolga returned to Coffs Harbour Health Campus this week to present almost $20,000 in medical equipment and patient comfort items to the hospital’s Paediatric and Renal units. Long-time supporters of the hospital and its patients, the Lions presented a vital signs monitor to the Renal Unit as… Read more »

Packed house for friendship day

About 40 volunteers from the BowraMacksville and Nambucca branches of the United Hospital Auxiliaries gathered together last Friday to celebrate their achievements in raising funds for Macksville District Hospital. The volunteers who work hard in the Coffee Shop at the Hospital all year gathered together for their annual Friendship Day – a social get-together over… Read more »

Palliative Care Week information

Kempsey District Hospital will host a series of community information sessions as part of National Palliative Care Week next week (20 to 26 May).  Members of the Kempsey community are invited to join the Palliative Care Team for the information sessions, which will be held at 10am on Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and… Read more »

Preventing seclusion and restraint

The NSW Government has released Mental Health Safety and Quality in NSW: An implementation plan to prevent seclusion and restraint.  More information about the Implementation Plan is available on the NSW Health website click here. The Mid North Coast Local Health District is committed to preventing the use of seclusion and restraint and welcomes consumer,… Read more »

Hospital volunteers recognised

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital has hosted a special morning tea on the eve of National Volunteer Week to thank the men and women who support the hospital, its patients and staff through volunteering. The Wauchope Hospital Volunteers were the guests of honour at the special function where Nurse Manager Yvonne Carmichael paid tribute to the… Read more »

Get the jab to beat the flu bug

NSW Health is urging people to get their flu shot by the end of May to protect themselves against the deadly bug this winter. NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said the flu vaccines are available at most GPs, Aboriginal Medical Services, and for children, at most council and community health services… Read more »