Media Releases

Ethics Committee Seeking Pastoral Care Representative

The North Coast NSW Ethics Committee is now seeking expressions of interest from local community members with experience in a pastoral care role. The Committee plays an important role in health-focused research, assessing research proposals to make sure studies are designed with the wellbeing of patients in mind. Pastoral care is emotional and spiritual support… Read more »

First Patient for New Macksville District Hospital

The new $73 million Macksville District Hospital opened its doors this morning and welcomed its first patient, Macksville resident Enid Addison.  2020 has been a big year for Enid who wasn’t expecting to become a newlywed at age 91 and then to be the first patient at the new hospital at North Macksville.  Clutching a… Read more »

Coffs Harbour Rotarians Revamp Dementia Courtyard

The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour has funded a major revamp of the dementia courtyard at Coffs Harbour Health Campus. The $10,000 project has transformed the outdoor space into two vibrant, colourful and safe spaces for patients living with dementia. Guided by Dementia Australia principles, the Rotary club, a long-time supporter of Coffs Harbour Health… Read more »

BreastScreen NSW Mobile Van Visits Dorrigo

The mobile screening van will visit Dorrigo from Thursday 28 May to Tuesday 16 June 2020. BreastScreen NSW provides free mammograms to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 across the State. BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary measures in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), to protect women, staff and the wider community. This includes: Pre-screening… Read more »

MNCLHD sends a huge thank you to our volunteer family

Volunteers are a very important part of the Mid North Coast Local Health District, helping patients through donations of hospital equipment and the provision of trolley and café services, carpark transport buggies, cancer support, palliative care and much more. The region’s 500-plus volunteers, working at seven Mid North Coast hospitals and several Community Health Centres,… Read more »

Wear Red to Say ‘No’ to Violence on 20 May

Residents of the Hastings Macleay region are encouraged to wear red and promote #seeingred on Wednesday 20 May to say no to violence in all relationships. The annual Seeing RED campaign is an initiative of the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) in collaboration with the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee. Individuals, services,… Read more »

Bowraville welcomes BreastScreen NSW van

The BreastScreen NSW mobile van is returning to Bowraville this month to provide free mammograms to eligible women. The mobile unit will be located in Bowra Street from Monday 18 May until Wednesday 27 May, 2020. The service is free and no referral is needed. A mammogram can pick-up cancers that cannot be seen or… Read more »

Kempsey District Hospital Thanks Macleay Community

Kempsey District Hospital has expressed its gratitude to the Macleay community for the support and good wishes shown to frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital’s Executive Officer and Deputy Coordinator of the Hastings Macleay Clinical Network, Jill Wong, said staff had been working hard to be prepared for the impact the virus… Read more »

A Million Reasons to Thank Coffs Harbour Pink Silks Trust

Coffs Harbour’s Pink Silks Trust has donated almost $30,000 in medical equipment to Coffs Harbour Health Campus, bringing the group’s donations in support of local women to an extraordinary $1 million in the past 13 years. The latest donation, $29,881.04, has purchased two LCD monitors, monitor stands and two breast retractors which will be used… Read more »

COVID-19 Assessment Clinics Now Open Across Mid North Coast

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) has opened COVID-19 assessment clinics at Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Kempsey. Chief Executive Stewart Dowrick said the clinics are recommended for anyone returning from overseas who develop symptoms within 14 days of their return, people who have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and… Read more »