Media Releases

Credit Union Invests in Patient Amenity at Kempsey District

Palliative Care and Rehabilitation patients at Kempsey District Hospital will be able to enjoy some of the little luxuries of being at home thanks to Holiday Coast Credit Union. The customer-owned credit union has supported Kempsey District Hospital with a $2500 grant from its 2017 Community Partnership Program, which will be used to purchase DVD… Read more »

New Role For Iconic Kempsey District Hospital Kiosk

The Daisy Turner Kiosk has been an iconic landmark at Kempsey District Hospital for more than half a century, but from 30 June the little glass rotunda will have a new role. The United Hospital Auxiliary volunteers have decided to change the focus of the kiosk from serving coffee and cakes to being a meeting… Read more »

Rotary’s Vital Signs Campaign Secures Third Donation For MNCCI

The Rotary Club coordinating a community fundraising campaign to support local cancer patients has delivered an $8800 donation to the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI) at Coffs Harbour. The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak has bought a third vital signs monitor as part of a broader community campaign to donate 10 new monitors… Read more »

Heart Support Group Completes Next Phase of Hospital Walkway

  A shade sail and park bench seats have been installed at the rear of Port Macquarie Base Hospital as part of a larger, $200,000 walkway project. The Port Macquarie Hastings branch of Heart Support-Australia has just finished work on its latest addition to the project, which provides a rest area for patients and hospital… Read more »

Paediatric Therapy Courtyard Opens at Port Macquarie Base

A community-supported facility for children who have been injured, have a disability or are experiencing developmental issues has opened at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. The Paediatric Therapy Courtyard was the venue for a community event celebrating the completion of the $70,000 project, where supporters and partners were thanked for turning a long-held vision into reality…. Read more »

Renal Memorial Service In Port Macquarie A Touching Tribute

A Memorial Service to remember and honour patients of the Hastings Macleay Renal Service was held this morning at the Uniting Church in Port Macquarie. The memorial day is an initiative of the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) Renal Supportive Care Service that commenced 12 months ago. The Renal Supportive Care Team is… Read more »

Improve Your Heart Health With Heart Foundation Walking

With shorter days and cooler temperatures, winter can make it hard to get outside and get moving, but joining a Heart Foundation Walking group can provide the motivation you need to keep active. Local Heart Foundation Walking Coordinator and Health Promotion Officer Yvonne Muyambi said it can sometimes be easy for people to use the… Read more »

Rotary Clubs Launch Community Fundraiser For Coffs Cancer Unit

The Daybreak Rotary Club in Coffs Harbour is coordinating a community fundraising campaign in support of local cancer patients that has already attracted its first donation –  from the neighbouring Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South. South’s President Rosemary Hepworth has presented the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Coffs Harbour with $8833.74. The generous donation will… Read more »

Car Club Drives Support for Coffs Harbour Cancer Patients

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Coffs Harbour has 20 new and improved IV poles thanks to community team work. Nursing Unit Manager Jill Harrington came up with the idea to replace an attachment for existing IV poles that better suits the needs of cancer patients. She took her idea to C.ex Coffs Sports,… Read more »

Hump Day Reminds Young People to Practise Safe Sex

NSW Health is using Youth Week celebrations to remind young people to stay safe and look after their health by carrying a condom. Hump Day, which falls on April 5, aims to promote the importance of sexual health and STI prevention in a fun and positive way during Youth Week (31 March – 9 April)…. Read more »