Community Announcements

Don’t spread the flu this winter

campaign to encourage the community to get vaccinated this winter got off to a great start this week at The Tweed Hospital. On Monday, staff provided free flu vaccinations to around 70 members of the public, as well as providing advice on how to best prevent yourself and those you love from getting the flu. Resident, […]

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he North Coast Public Health Unit is urging people to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease with the second case of the disease confirmed in the Northern NSW area in the last eight days. The latest case, a three-year old child from the Grafton area, is being treated in a Queensland hospital. All […]

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North Coast Public Health issues bat warning

orthern NSW Local Health District is urging residents to avoid contact with bats after reports of increased numbers in Northern NSW. Bats and flying foxes can carry bacteria and viruses which can be harmful to humans, including the potentially deadly lyssavirus. Acting Director, North Coast Public Health Unit, Greg Bell, said while there have been […]

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Rethink your drink: what’s in your cup?

Over the coming months, visitors and staff at facilities throughout the Northern NSW Local Health District will start to notice some changes to drinks available for sale, as we move towards more nutritious food and drink offerings as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Think F.A.S.T. and act F.A.S.T for Stroke Week

As part of National Stroke Week, which runs from 4th – 10th September, Lismore Base Hospital is hosting a stroke awareness and prevention stand in the foyer during the week. Free Blood Pressure health checks are also available between 11am and 12.30pm on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September.

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