Media Releases

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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Take good health with you these holidays

Whether you’re staying put or travelling over the Christmas break, there are some simple preparations you can make to help you keep in good health and get the most out of the festive season.

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Rotarians turn food and wine into funds

Ballina Food and Wine Festival organisers, the Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary Club, have donated $4,000 towards the purchase of a blanket warmer for the unit, to help patients having radiation therapy stay warm during treatment sessions.

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