In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

The BreastScreen van is coming to Ballina
07 Dec 2023

The mobile screening van will be in Ballina from 8 December 2023 to 20 February 2024.

Northern NSW hospitals perform well through busy winter period
06 Dec 2023

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) hospitals continued to reduce the overdue planned surgery wait list despite sustained high activity in emergency departments (EDs) throughout winter, according to the latest Bureau of Health…

Roundtable explores Northern Rivers’ sustainable food future
28 Nov 2023

Members of the Northern Rivers community today joined representatives from government, universities and not for profit organisations to discuss the resilience of the local food system at the Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Futures…

Tweed Valley Hospital set to open May 2024
28 Nov 2023


Ryan Park, Minister for Health and Minister for Regional Health
Emily Suvaal, Member for the Legislative Council

Health, community and MPS representatives cut a ribbon together
23 Nov 2023

A new lounge and living area is creating a more comfortable and home-like environment for aged care residents at Kyogle Multi-Purpose Service (MPS).

Northern NSW Local Health District Annual Public Meeting
22 Nov 2023

Northern NSW Local Health District is inviting members of the community to its Annual Public Meeting at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 29 November at Lismore Base Hospital.

Local hospitals recruit volunteers for 2024
13 Nov 2023

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is calling for community members to join the Healthcare Helpers volunteer program, with a range of roles available in health facilities for 2024.

Free webinars to protect young people from vaping
08 Nov 2023

Parents and carers on the North Coast are invited to join a free one-hour webinar during November and December to learn about vapes, how to talk to young people about vaping and how to support young people to quit vaping.

Education to reduce teenage driving crashes
01 Nov 2023

Education aimed at helping teenagers make safer choices is once again coming to high schools in the Northern Rivers this November.

NNSWLHD Excellence in Allied Health Awards winners announced
30 Oct 2023

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is delighted to announce the winners of its 2023 Excellence in Allied Health Awards.