Media Releases

Happy 60th birthday to Macksville District Hospital

Do you have any old photographs of Macksville District Hospital? Did you work at the Hospital in the early days after it opened in 1958? Do you have memories of the Hospital you would like to share? If so, the Mid North Coast Local Health District would love to hear from you as it prepares… Read more »

Wrapped with love: Quilters make a special donation

It’s been 12 months in the making, but Wauchope Patchwork Quilters’ latest donation to Wauchope District Memorial Hospital is likely to mean much more to palliative care patients and their families. A dozen quilts were presented to the Palliative Care Unit today, handcrafted by the quilters and the majority made from fabric donated by the… Read more »

Winners announced in national photographic competition

The winners of the Your Health Link National Photographic Competition have been announced, selected from more than 800 entries received from all states across Australia and the ACT. The competition, run by the Mid North Coast Local Health District, offers more than $45,000 in prizes in a range of categories including open, mobile, primary and… Read more »

Australian first at MNCCI thanks to the Coffs community

A Rotary-inspired campaign to support local cancer patients has delivered an Australian first for the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI) at Coffs Harbour. The campus is the first cancer centre in Australia to use technology to interface and integrate its vital signs monitors with an oncology-specific electronic medical record system. The project reduces the… Read more »

Freemasons mobilise for Bellinger River District Hospital

Bellinger River District Hospital has three new lightweight wheelchairs thanks to Freemasons from Lodge The Raleigh at Fernmount and the Freemasons’ NSW/ACT charity, Masonicare. The donation, valued at more than $2000, is part of a state-wide Masonicare initiative to donate wheelchairs to public hospitals in rural and regional NSW. The cost of the chairs is… Read more »

Appointments still available with BreastScreen mobile van

The BreastScreen NSW mobile unit has been providing free screening mammograms in South West Rocks for the past two weeks, with appointments still available for the final week of the van’s visit to the town. The mobile screening van is at South West Rocks Country Club until Thursday 6 December 2018, with appointments available between… Read more »

Reducing the stigma of lung disease on World COPD Day

The aim of World COPD Day, which falls on 21 November 2018, is to increase Community awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This year, the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) and Lung Foundation Australia are focusing on reducing the stigma associated with lung disease. COPD is a long-term disease of the lungs… Read more »

Regular testing is key to ‘virtually eliminating’ HIV transmission

With almost half of all people diagnosed with HIV in the late stage of infection, NSW Health is marking HIV Awareness Week by urging those at risk to be regularly tested. During HIV Awareness Week (23-30 November) and in the lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, NSW Health is reminding people to… Read more »

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 »