Media Releases

Palliative Care Week information

Kempsey District Hospital will host a series of community information sessions as part of National Palliative Care Week next week (20 to 26 May).  Members of the Kempsey community are invited to join the Palliative Care Team for the information sessions, which will be held at 10am on Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and… Read more »

Preventing seclusion and restraint

The NSW Government has released Mental Health Safety and Quality in NSW: An implementation plan to prevent seclusion and restraint.  More information about the Implementation Plan is available on the NSW Health website click here. The Mid North Coast Local Health District is committed to preventing the use of seclusion and restraint and welcomes consumer,… Read more »

Hospital volunteers recognised

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital has hosted a special morning tea on the eve of National Volunteer Week to thank the men and women who support the hospital, its patients and staff through volunteering. The Wauchope Hospital Volunteers were the guests of honour at the special function where Nurse Manager Yvonne Carmichael paid tribute to the… Read more »

Get the jab to beat the flu bug

NSW Health is urging people to get their flu shot by the end of May to protect themselves against the deadly bug this winter. NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said the flu vaccines are available at most GPs, Aboriginal Medical Services, and for children, at most council and community health services… Read more »

Bellingen Hospital and Pink Auxiliary turns 80

The Mid North Coast Local Health District, Bellingen Health Campus and the Bellingen Hospital & Pink Auxiliary will celebrate an important milestone this month – the auxiliary’s 80th birthday. Eight decades of community service on behalf of the patients and staff at Bellinger River District Hospital started on 10 May 1938 when 36 women from… Read more »

Freemasons extend helping hand to families touched by cancer

The generosity of Hastings Macleay Freemasons has again ensured a special Trust established to support the families of young cancer patients has the funds it needs for another 12 months. The Hastings Macleay Freemasons Association has donated $5000 to the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute, and another $3000 has been gifted by the Freemasons’ charity,… Read more »

Hospital’s new e-car powered by volunteers

The five Rotary Clubs of the Hastings have joined forces to fund a new patient/visitor transport vehicle at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. The clubs, which also work together to deliver accommodation services near the hospital through Rotary Lodge, contributed $15,661 towards a new electric car for the site. Port Macquarie CWA also donated $1000 which… Read more »

Call for NSW Health Board nominations

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is seeking nominations for its Governing Board, providing community members the opportunity to play a leadership role in the delivery of a world-class health care to their community. MNCLHD Governing Board Chair Warren Grimshaw AM said board members contribute to the management and future direction of the… Read more »

Country music club’s $3000 donation strikes the right chord

Nambucca Valley Country Music Club has donated $3000 to Macksville District Hospital after hosting one its most successful ever Easter Country Music Festivals. Club President and Life Member John Gibson presented the generous gift to the hospital’s Acting Midwifery Unit Manager, Tina Morrison, who thanked country music lovers from the Nambucca and beyond for their… Read more »

UHA volunteers’ remarkable service to hospitals

The volunteers at public hospitals on the Mid North Coast gifted $240,000 in equipment and more than 88,700 volunteer hours in support of patients, doctors and nurses in the past financial year. The remarkable figures were revealed at the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW North Eastern Region Zone Day, held recently at Urunga Golf Club…. Read more »