Media Releases

Mary’s Teahouse Attracts Barista Bonanza

Bellingen is in the grips of a barista bonanza. The volunteer-operated café, Mary’s Teahouse at Bellinger River District Hospital, now has nine new recruits who, last week, were put through their paces at a training day. The café is operated by the hospital’s Pink and Hospital Auxiliary volunteers and profits are donated back to the… Read more »

Motorhome Club’s ‘New Wheels’ for Rehabilitation Unit

The Coffs Coast Banana Benders Motorhome Club has donated a ‘new set of wheels’ to Coffs Harbour Health Campus. The group of retirees, who love exploring the Mid North Coast and beyond in their motorhomes, have presented the hospital’s Stroke/Rehabilitation Unit with one of the most advanced rolling walkers on the market. The U-Step device,… Read more »

Another Monitor for Australian First Project at Coffs Harbour

The Rotary-inspired campaign to support local cancer patients with a technological first for Australia at Coffs Harbour’s Mid North Coast Cancer Institute has received another boost thanks to Coffs Coast woman Linda Kirkwood. Ms Kirkwood has donated the seventh vital signs monitor to the project, which was launched by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour… Read more »

Motorcycle Club Fundraiser for Sick Children Moves Up A Gear

The Coffs Harbour motorcycle club, Native Sons, has hosted a successful fundraiser for the Paediatric Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus. The club’s annual Lowanna Run brings bike enthusiasts and families together for a weekend of fun featuring a traditional Maori hangi and live music, camping and children’s entertainment. The get-together also delivered a $4000… Read more »

Show Society’s Gala Gift for Macksville District Hospital

 The Nambucca River District Agricultural Association, better known as the Macksville Show Society, has presented the proceeds of its highly successful Garden Gala and Markets Day to Macksville District Hospital. The $5000 gift will be used to purchase medical equipment at the hospital, as it has done in the past, while another $1500 will go… Read more »

Early Detection is Key – It Saves Lives

Don’t miss the opportunity to book a free screening mammogram as the BreastScreen NSW mobile unit returns to the Mid North Coast next month. The mobile screening van will be at Kempsey District Hospital from 4 February to 7 March and from 25 March to 13 May. The mobile unit will also return to Nambucca… Read more »

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 »