Media Releases

Start a discussion this Palliative Care Week

It's National Palliative Care Week, and staff at Lismore Base Hospital and Richmond Specialist Palliative Care Services are encouraging the community to get talking about palliative care and end of life choices.

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Urgent Vaccination Plea

North Coast parents are being urged to immunise their children against preventable diseases after a spike in cases of the potentially deadly whooping cough disease.

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Lismore Base Hospital’s new Women’s Care Unit opens

The state-of-the-art Women's Care Unit is the first floor to open in the $180 million Stage 3B redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital. The unit will open to the public tomorrow, 2 May, from 10am when patients in the existing Women's Care Unit will be transferred across to the new unit. Pregnant women presenting to LBH on that day after 7am will be directed to the new unit.

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Health Advice: Avoid contaminated floodwater

The North Coast Public Health Unit is urging Northern Rivers residents and visitors to avoid unnecessary contact with floodwater. Greg Bell, Acting Director Public Health, said it is important that people treat all floodwater as potentially contaminated. Mr Bell advised people that they should not swim or play in floodwater because of the dangers of contacting diluted sewage, bacteria, chemicals and physical hazards that may be present. “While the risk of infection from contact with floodwater is generally low, it is important to stay away from flood-affected areas and avoid unnecessary contact with mud and floodwaters.” If you cut yourself on something that has been contaminated with floodwater, check with your GP about your tetanus vaccination.

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Northern NSW works to lift organ and tissue donation rates

In order to ignite conversations around existing avenues and new opportunities to increase organ and tissue donation rates, representatives from the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service visited Northern NSW to meet with clinicians, hospital executives and other key stakeholders.

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