Monthly Archives: October 2013

Northern NSW Health Budget Heralds Opportunities and Challenges

The 2013/14 Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) Budget delivers important extra funding but the next twelve months will present challenges. Giving an overview of the 2013/14 Expenses Budget, which totals $632M, some $23M higher than in 2012/13, the Chair of the NNSW LHD Board, Dr Brian Pezzutti, said, “This extra funding will cover higher staff wages of around 2.5 per cent and inflation-induced increases in the cost of various good and services, such as medications, bandages and electricity.

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Quit for New Life

The Quit for New Life program aims to contribute to the reduction in smoking rates amongst pregnant Aboriginal women, women who have an Aboriginal baby and other members of their households.

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Bundjalarms (Butterflies) bring Positive Change through Sport

The Bundjalarms (Butterflies) Netball Program is a health promotion project that has arisen through the connection between a group of Aboriginal people, health and public sector workers, and community members with the shared belief that sport can be instrumental in creating positive change for people and communities.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – My Reason to Screen

Less than 1 in 2 women aged 50-74 have their recommended mammogram every two years. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women aged 50-74 are encouraged to call 13 20 50 to book an appointment for a free mammogram. To support the ‘My Reason to Screen’ campaign visit www.facebook.com/breastscreennsw and share the viral pledge and tag your loved ones as your ‘Reason to Screen’.

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