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Pink Silks’ $60,000 gift to Coffs Harbour Intensive Care Unit

One of Coffs Harbour’s hardest working health charities, the Pink Silks Trust, has presented a crucial piece of medical equipment to Coffs Harbour Health Campus’ recently refurbished Intensive Care Unit. The Trust’s gift, a $60,000 Prismaflex unit, acts much the same way as the body’s kidney function. The machine pumps blood from a critically ill… Read more »

Freemasons Mobilise for Coffs Harbour Health Campus

The Coffs Coast Freemasons Association has donated six new lightweight wheelchairs to Coffs Harbour Health Campus. The donation, valued at more than $4000, is part of a state-wide Masonicare initiative to donate wheelchairs to public hospitals in rural and regional NSW. The cost of the chairs is shared, dollar-for-dollar, with participating Masonic Lodges. Coffs Coast… Read more »

Hospital Volunteers Give 101,000 Hours to Our Patients

The astonishing commitment of Mid North Coast hospital volunteers was celebrated at the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW’s recent North East Region Zone Day at Wauchope. About 60 volunteers representing the UHA and Pink Ladies at hospitals and community health centres from Coffs Harbour to Wingham attended the annual get-together, which this year was hosted… Read more »

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 »