Media Releases

Deja Brew: Cafe volunteers needed at Mary’s Tea House

Mary’s Tea House at Bellinger River District Hospital is proving to be such a success that the café will soon add a fourth day to its opening hours, but in order to meet demand, the café needs more volunteers. Bellingen Pink and Hospital Auxiliary President Deb Anderson is encouraging anyone in the Bellingen and Urunga… Read more »

Classic fundraising effort for cancer patients

 When Wauchope’s ‘man of the people’ Ron ‘Rocket’ Turnbull was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago, he didn’t expect his association with the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute to continue for more than a decade after his treatment. But continue it did, and this week Rocket and his mates from Hastings Auto Restorers Society handed… Read more »

Cancer patient exercise program delivers positive results

Cancer patients across the Coffs Coast are enjoying the benefits of getting active with a new cancer-specific exercise program delivering positive health results. Participants in the eight-week CAN Ex program undertake weekly supervised group exercise sessions with ongoing support and education to aid their recovery and encourage healthy lifestyle changes. The joint initiative between the… Read more »

Wauchope Yesteryear Truck & Machinery Show helps palliative care patients

Mid North Coast palliative care patients will receive some extra comfort thanks to Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club’s long-standing support of Wauchope District Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. The club’s exhibition at the Wauchope Showground on 13-14 July attracted plenty of community support, with the show’s annual auction fundraiser on the Saturday night raising $1110… Read more »

Park Beach bowlers extend helping hand to stroke patients

Coffs Harbour Health Campus’ Stroke/Rehabilitation team has been bowled over by the generosity of Park Beach Bowls Club.  Thanks to a ClubGrants allocation, the Stroke/Rehabilitation Unit now has four new walkers and a standing aid valued at $3500.  Nurse Unit Manager Karen Longworth said the generosity of Park Beach Bowls Club amounted to practical support… Read more »

Construction crew backs Paediatric Unit at Coffs Harbour

CPB Contractors have been hard at work on the Pacific Highway upgrade and Coffs Harbour Health Campus Expansion, but took time out of their busy schedule to hold a fundraiser in support of Coffs Harbour Health Campus’ Paediatric Unit. CPB’s Precast Facility in Coffs Harbour reached a milestone last month when the last of its… Read more »

Lions clubs help Hastings-Macleay Renal teams to connect

The Hastings-Macleay Renal Service, working from Port Macquarie Base and Kempsey District Hospital, has a $13,000 video conferencing system thanks to the support of Lions.  The state-of-the-art IT system, which includes TV screen, computer, and conferencing phone, will allow patients, nurses and allied health staff to link with specialists in the Port Macquarie Renal Unit…. Read more »

Communicate with confidence this Speech Pathology Week

There are 1.2 million Australians currently living with a communication disability and Speech Pathology Week (25-31 August) provides an opportunity to increase awareness of those people within our community. Speech Pathology Week aims to promote the work of speech pathologists and provide insight into the impacts a speech or communications delay or disorder can have… Read more »

Health concerns as smoke continues to affect air quality

The North Coast Public Health Unit is again warning people in the Port Macquarie area to protect against health impacts of prolonged exposure to smoke from the Lindfield Park Road bushfire which has been ongoing for five weeks. Director Paul Corben said that since air-quality monitoring began in the area in late July, levels have… Read more »

Bike riders’ gift to cancer patients rocks

The classic charity ride, Tour de Rocks, has donated a $5000 vital signs monitor to the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Port Macquarie.  This year’s charity ride boasted a record field of 491 participants, including 384 mountain bike riders and 107 support crew. The riders, aged from seven to 75, tackled the gruelling 255km… Read more »