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Rotary Lodge welcomes Health workers, patients and visitors

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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

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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

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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 »

Community digs deep for palliative care patients at Wauchope

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The Wauchope community has thrown its support behind a fundraiser for the Palliative Care Unit at Wauchope District Memorial Hospital. Bago Tavern owners, Peter and Judy Bugden, hosted a Christmas raffle and auction featuring toys, toys and more toys. The result was an inspiring response from the community with $4421 raised. The donation will purchase… Read more »

Wauchope Hospital Volunteers’ $17,000 year

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The Wauchope branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW, better known as the Wauchope Hospital Volunteers, celebrated the end of a successful year, despite the best efforts of COVID-19. The volunteers, who raise funds for medical equipment for Wauchope District Memorial Hospital, held their end-of-year get-together at Wauchope RSL Club. Joining the volunteers for… Read more »

Kempsey volunteers deliver an early Christmas present

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Kempsey District Hospital has received an early Christmas present – 20 new hospital-grade mattresses. The gift was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Kempsey United Hospital Auxiliary and Pink Ladies, who raised the required $9000 through their craft stalls. Acting Executive Officer Felicity Wardle thanked the volunteers for their extraordinary efforts in… Read more »

Nambucca volunteers celebrate a big year

The Nambucca branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW has held its end-of-year get-together; reflecting on a successful year in support of Macksville District Hospital. The volunteers, who raise funds by hosting Bingo every Wednesday at Nambucca RSL Club, donated an amazing $30,000 worth of medical equipment to the hospital. The equipment included a… Read more »

Sophie and Harrison’s gift to grieving parents

When Huxley Bennett passed away at just 20 weeks into his mum’s pregnancy, the generosity of complete strangers gave parents Sophie Toneguzzi and Harrison Bennett precious time with their son. A Cuddle Cot gifted to John Hunter Hospital meant Sophie and Harrison, their daughter Eden, and other family members could meet Huxley and spend precious… Read more »

Volunteers remember a friend and celebrate a milestone

The Camden Haven branch of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW has held its end-of-year get-together remembering a dear friend and celebrating milestones for four others. A 10-year service badge was presented to Lynne Dick, while June Lang and Carol Smith will receive theirs in the new year. The volunteers have given countless hours to… Read more »