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Kempsey welcomes 12 new nurses and midwives

New nurses and midwives at Kempsey hospital

More than 100 new nurses and midwives will begin working across the Mid North Coast Local Health District this year, including 12 at Kempsey District Hospital. The new recruits are part of the NSW Government’s record investment to boost the ranks of frontline health staff by 8,300 over four years, including an additional 5,000 nurses… Read more »

Port West Rotary gives ED 5000 reasons to smile

Rotary president with ED doctor and nurse and donated medical equipment

The Rotary Club of Port Macquarie West has bought a specialised piece of medical equipment that will change the way children are cared for in the Emergency Department. Port Macquarie Base Hospital now has a Smileyscope, one of the first hospitals in regional NSW to acquire one, thanks to the service club. The $5000 virtual… Read more »

Local Health District’s warm welcome to 21 new doctors

Health CE with 21 new doctors

Mid North Coast Local Health District has welcomed 21 new doctors who are among a record cohort of 1,041 interns starting work in NSW public hospitals this year. Coffs Harbour Health Campus has welcomed 10 interns while the other 11 junior medical officers (JMOs) have joined the Port Macquarie Base Hospital team. Member for Coffs… Read more »

Aboriginal student trainees start two-year term

Aboriginal trainees with local health district managers

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) has welcomed 10 new students in the latest intake of its Aboriginal School Based Traineeship Program. The Program, named in honour of prominent Aboriginal activist Elsa Dixon, is part of the District’s commitment to delivering training for Aboriginal students. The Elsa Dixon Program aims to promote workforce… Read more »

A blooming great addition to hospital courtyard

Hospital nurse with representatives of garden clubs and men's sheds

Macksville District Hospital has taken ownership of a beautifully handcrafted outdoor furniture setting thanks to the collaborative efforts of six community groups. The cost of the timber, $2000, was met with generous donations from members of the Bowraville, Talarm and Nambucca Valley Garden Clubs and the Bowra-Macksville branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW…. Read more »

Surgeon praises Coffs couple’s generosity

three people with a piece of medical equipment

A Coffs Harbour couple has helped fund a vital piece of surgical equipment for Coffs Harbour Health Campus that will reduce hospital transfers for gastrointestinal patients and create new treatment options for some cancer patients. Rob and Margaret Chapman are no strangers to the hospital, having supported it in the past with significant donations, but… Read more »

Rotary Lodge welcomes Health workers, patients and visitors

two people outside motel

A not-for-profit charity is offering Port Macquarie Base Hospital and Mid North Coast Cancer Institute staff, patients and visitors access to motel-type accommodation within walking distance of the health campus. Rotary Lodge, which is immediately adjacent to the hospital, meets a range of accommodation needs. Its self-contained rooms have king, queen or single beds, full… Read more »

COVID-safe health focus for photographic competition

child splashing in water

Photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to use their imagination to capture images that show how people have kept safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and enter the Your Health Link National Photographic Competition. Run by the Mid North Coast Local Health District and endorsed by the Healthy Kids Association, the competition… Read more »

BreastScreen NSW van screening in South West Rocks

BreastScreen van

The BreastScreen mobile screening van will visit South West Rocks from 4 to 27 January 2021. 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 »

Hospital holiday services for Christmas and New Year

Doctor in ED

Hospital emergency departments will be open 24 hours a day and emergency surgery will continue to be performed over the Christmas/New Year period at Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) facilities.  Chief Executive Stewart Dowrick said unscheduled or emergency surgery will continue to be performed across the holiday period, as will essential procedures such… Read more »