In an emergency, always call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. Ambulances are the safest way to be assessed, treated and transported to the right hospital for the care you need.

Triple zero (000) is a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For less severe but still urgent situations, go to an Emergency Department.

There are 12 public hospital Emergency Departments in Northern NSW Local Health District and they are all available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Emergency departments are located at:

Appointment of new Chief Executive for Northern NSW Local Health District
Published: 16 Jun 2023

Tracey Maisey has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive of Northern NSW Local Health District.

With a long and broad career spanning both the public health and housing sectors, Mrs Maisey brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Mrs Maisey has held senior positions in health, most recently in New Zealand as Executive Director Planning, Funding and Business Intelligence for the Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards, as well as holding the role of Interim Chief Strategy, Planning and Performance Officer for Health New Zealand, and has previously been Chief Executive Officer of a District Health Board in New Zealand.

Mrs Maisey has worked in executive roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and Qatar, across both rural and metropolitan services.

Mrs Maisey has played a lead role in transforming healthcare delivery across various health settings, and also oversaw Health New Zealand’s national sustainability and climate change work program.

Northern NSW Local Health District Board Chair, Peter Carter, welcomed Mrs Maisey to the role.

“Mrs Maisey brings significant expertise in the fields of population health planning, service commissioning and innovation,” Mr Carter said.

“We look forward to working with her alongside our District’s executive team and colleagues to continue delivering high-quality healthcare to our residents and communities.”

Acting Chief Executive Lynne Weir will continue in the role until Mrs Maisey commences in mid-August.

"On behalf of the Board, I thank Ms Weir for her leadership in the interim period and look forward to her continued contribution with the District in her role as Director of Clinical Operations,” Mr Carter said.