Media Releases

Hastings community march for Reclaim the Night event

The Hastings community will march together in a united show of support for their right to feel safe at night at the annual Reclaim the Night event on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at Wauchope. Reclaim the Night is a community partnership event led by the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD), Port Macquarie-Hastings Council,… Read more »

Book a date with a friend that could save both your lives

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to boost screening rates and save lives. More than one in eight women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but almost half of women aged 50-74 are not getting their… Read more »

Golfers take a swing at breast cancer

One of the Mid North Coast’s biggest charity golf days gets underway later this month with the aim of helping local women diagnosed with breast cancer. Port Macquarie Women’s Golf Club will host its third annual Breast Cancer Charity Golf Day thanks to an enthusiastic army of lady golfers and event sponsor KFC (Port Macquarie… Read more »

Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Cetnaj make a difference in Coffs

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Cetnaj Coffs Harbour, a division of Metal Manufactures Limited are making a difference to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with the donation of an Intellivue MX450 Monitor with Accessories valued at $22,240 to the Paediatric Unit. The Intellivue MX450 Monitor with Accessories is a stand-alone monitor which records a sick child’s… Read more »

Pink Girls return to Mid North Coast Cancer Institute

Local breast cancer event volunteers have turned pink merchandising at the annual Mother’s Day Classic into an art form that, year after year, supports cancer patients at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI). Several members of local breast cancer support group the Pink Girls have combined their efforts with organisers of the Mother’s Day… Read more »

Flying fox warning for Mid North Coast residents

Mid North Coast residents are being reminded to avoid handling or touching injured or dead flying foxes or microbats. In the last month, 10 people have been bitten or scratched after handling flying foxes or microbats across the Mid North Coast and Northern NSW Local Health Districts.   Assistant Director North Coast Public Health Unit, Greg… Read more »

Local cancer research recognised on world stage

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is leading the way in cancer research with specialist staff appearing on the global stage to share findings of clinical trials and programs that are improving healthcare for regional patients. The dedicated staff from the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute centres at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie… Read more »

Deja Brew: Cafe volunteers needed at Mary’s Tea House

Mary’s Tea House at Bellinger River District Hospital is proving to be such a success that the café will soon add a fourth day to its opening hours, but in order to meet demand, the café needs more volunteers. Bellingen Pink and Hospital Auxiliary President Deb Anderson is encouraging anyone in the Bellingen and Urunga… Read more »

Classic fundraising effort for cancer patients

 When Wauchope’s ‘man of the people’ Ron ‘Rocket’ Turnbull was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago, he didn’t expect his association with the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute to continue for more than a decade after his treatment. But continue it did, and this week Rocket and his mates from Hastings Auto Restorers Society handed… Read more »

Cancer patient exercise program delivers positive results

Cancer patients across the Coffs Coast are enjoying the benefits of getting active with a new cancer-specific exercise program delivering positive health results. Participants in the eight-week CAN Ex program undertake weekly supervised group exercise sessions with ongoing support and education to aid their recovery and encourage healthy lifestyle changes. The joint initiative between the… Read more »