Media Releases

Safe delivery leads to Rodeo donation

The Lawrence Rodeo Society have supported Grafton Base Hospital with a generous donation after a committee member saw firsthand the importance of the staff and equipment in the Maternity Unit.

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Clarence welcomes new graduates

The Member for Clarence welcomed new nurses and midwives to the region last week, as they begin their careers at Grafton Base Hospital and Maclean District Hospital.

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Nurses and midwives join Lismore’s healthcare boom

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Member for Lismore Thomas George today personally congratulated the new nurses and midwives, who will be working across the Richmond Network. Mr Hazzard and Mr George also toured the Lismore Base Hospital, getting a sneak peak of the soon-to-be-completed “South Tower” which is part of the more than $320 million redevelopment of the hospital.

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New surgical services on the way for Ballina

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, together with Ben Franklin, Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, today announced the start of demolition works for Stage 2 of the Ballina District Hospital redevelopment, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments.

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Public Health advice: Lake Ainsworth

The North Coast Public Health Unit (PHU) is investigating reports that people have experienced vomiting and other symptoms after swimming in Lake Ainsworth. At this stage, there are no clear explanations for the reported illnesses.

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