Media Releases

Commonwealth Bank’s Generous Gift to Maternity Services

The Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton branches of the Commonwealth Bank have presented $30,000 to Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s Maternity Unit and Special Care Nursery. The generous gift was made possible when staff nominated the maternity service for the bank’s Centenary Grants valued at $10,000 each. Port Macquarie Base Hospital Acting Midwifery Unit Manager Olivia… Read more »

Big Vegie Crunch at Kendall Community Preschool

Children from Kendall Community Preschool crunched on an array of fresh, colourful vegetables this morning, as part of the Healthy Kids Association’s Big Vegie Crunch. The Big Vegie Crunch is run every year across NSW, with almost 105,000 students eating vegetables at the same time yesterday, smashing the 2017 record of 94,846. Kendall Community Preschool’s… Read more »

Medical Patients to Benefit From Lions Share of Fundraiser

The Medical Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus has received a $1000 donation thanks to Bonville Sawtell Lions Club members and their culinary skills as barbecue masters. The Lions’ donation is the result of a sausage sizzle and will be used to purchase equipment for the hospital’s Medical Unit. President Julie Kunkel said she couldn’t… Read more »

Nola York’s Christmas Cheer Raises Thousands For Cancer Patients

Nola York may just be Glenreagh’s most famous resident. At 81 years of age, Nola creates what is arguably the Clarence Valley’s best known Christmas display to raise funds for the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Coffs Harbour. The great grandmother still lives in the home and old bakery she shared with her late… Read more »

Support for Palliative Care Patients in Memory of Deb Barrie

Deborah Barrie was a proud Nambucca Heads resident – a wife, daughter, sister and a fighter. The 59-year-old would have celebrated her 31st wedding anniversary on 14 February, the day her husband Jim and sister Lorraine Hemsworth returned to Macksville Health Campus to present a donation in Deb’s memory to the Palliative Care Service. Mrs… Read more »

Hastings Co-op Launches Palliative Care Fundraiser

Hastings Co-op, a long-time supporter of Wauchope District Memorial Hospital, has launched a community fundraiser on behalf of palliative care patients. The local co-operative has organised a community raffle featuring more than $1000 in prizes donated by local businesses in a bid to fund two recliner chairs for palliative care patients or visiting family members…. Read more »

Willawarrin Community Digs Deep For Cancer Patients

The daughter of a cattle farmer from Millbank west of Kempsey has inspired her community to support the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Port Macquarie. When Merinda Kyle found out her dad Neal, a patient at the cancer unit, was in remission she wanted the doctors and nurses to know how thankful she was…. Read more »

Photographers Put Paediatric Patients In The Picture

A group of Port Macquarie friends who have a passion for photography have presented a very personal gift to the Paediatric Unit at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. Ark Photography members shot beautiful images at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and Taronga Zoo in Sydney and then had the photographs reproduced in a book with the… Read more »

Wauchope Hospital Volunteers Are At It Again

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital has a new electrocardiography machine (ECG) thanks to the hard working Hospital Volunteers. Director of Nursing/Executive Officer Ann Bodill said the volunteers’ donation was valued at $10,720 and was greatly appreciated by staff. An ECG machine is used to measure the rate and regularity of a patient’s heartbeats. It can also… Read more »

Native Sons Motorcycle Club Makes Heart-Felt Donation

Native Sons Motorcycle Club has thanked the Coffs community for getting behind its recent fundraiser for the Paediatric Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus. The Lowanna Run is an annual family-friendly event held to raise funds for worthwhile community projects and charities. The 20 January get-together attracted motorcycle riders from throughout the Coffs Coast, and… Read more »