Media Releases

Dahlsford Grove Artists Get Behind Renal Outreach Service

Dahlsford Grove Lifestyle Village

The talented craftspeople and artists of Dahlsford Grove Lifestyle Village have presented more than $2700 to Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s Renal Unit. The funds will be used to purchase Kidney Kare Kits for home dialysis patients, as well as two computer tablets that will enable the unit’s Renal Outreach Service to use technology to contact… Read more »

GM5FKs Delivers $99,531.50 in Paediatric Equipment to CHHC

The much-loved and respected children’s charity Give Me 5 For Kids has presented a record $99,531.50 for paediatric and neo natal equipment at Coffs Harbour Health Campus. Mid North Coast Local Health District Governing Board Chair Warren Grimshaw AM said he owed a debt of gratitude to Triple M Coffs Coast and its corporate partner,… Read more »

Local Professor Helps Develop World First Cancer Guidelines

Thousands of prostate cancer patients around the world stand to benefit from new international guidelines developed with the help of Associate Professor Tom Shakespeare from the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI). The guidelines, developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), outline how radiation therapy can be used to cure… Read more »

Wauchope Lady Golfers Tee Off For Palliative Care Patients

The Wauchope Ladies Golf Club has hosted its most successful Pamper Day yet, attracting a record field of 124 players and delivering a record donation of $2200 to Wauchope District Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. Ladies Golf Club President Lyn Hobson said the 7th annual Pamper Day charity golf tournament had been a spectacular success,… Read more »

Generous Truckies Give Mid North Coast Cancer Patients A Lift

A group of Kempsey truckers has presented the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Port Macquarie with two portable chemotherapy devices and a specialised chemotherapy chair. The CADD pumps, worth $4500, enable oncology patients to receive their chemotherapy medication safely at home, rather than over several hours at the hospital. The specialised recliner, valued at… Read more »

Hospital Volunteers Tickled Pink With UHA NSW Announcement

Port Macquarie’s hard working Pink Ladies have won the right to host the United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) of NSW’s 86th State Conference next year. Their successful bid was announced at the UHA State Conference in Sydney. Port Macquarie Pink Ladies President Gabby Gregory said the volunteers were thrilled to have put together a competitive bid… Read more »

Port Macquarie Women’s Golf Club Charity Pink Day Sets New Record

Port Macquarie Women’s Golf Club has hosted its biggest and best ever charity Pink Day in support of local women diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 130 lady golfers took to the fairways of Port Macquarie Golf Club this week determined to better last year’s impressive $2000 donation to the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute…. Read more »

Freemasons Wheel Into Action at Macksville Hospital

Macksville District Hospital has five new lightweight wheelchairs thanks to Lodge Nambucca 271 and the Freemasons’ NSW/ACT charity, Masonicare. The donation, valued at more than $2500, is part of a state-wide Masonicare initiative, funded dollar-for-dollar by participating Masonic Lodges, to donate wheelchairs to public hospitals in rural and regional NSW. Lodge spokesman David Boulton said… Read more »

Give Me 5 For Kids supporting children and babies on the MNC

The much-loved and respected children’s charity Give Me 5 For Kids has presented a record $99,768.42 for paediatric and neo natal equipment to Mid North Coast hospitals. The funds will purchase vital medical equipment, as well as physiotherapy aids, to help sick or injured children and premature or ill babies on their road to recovery…. Read more »

90 Mid North Coast Women Have Undiagnosed Breast Cancer

As many as 90 women in the Mid North Coast Local Health District have breast cancer but don’t know it because they haven’t had a mammogram in the past two years. The data, released by the Cancer Institute NSW during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also shows 13,571 women aged 50 to 74 in the Mid… Read more »