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:


It is with great pleasure that I am able to present the Northern NSW Local Health District Nursing and Midwifery Service Strategic Priorities 2018-2023. This living document outlines our key priorities and articulates our commitment to the delivery of excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Practice over the next 5 years.

Strategic Priorities

Our key strategic priority areas are:

  • Our People
  • Our Clinical Practice
  • Our Information Technology
  • Our Research

These emphasise the primary areas of focus which will enable us to achieve our vision;

"Our Patients, Our Practice – Excellent Care Every Day."

Every day in Northern NSW our Nurses and Midwives make a difference in somebody's life. Your collaborative advanced practice and broad set of professional skills set you apart from everyday nursing and midwifery and assure that you are unique, tremendously valued and highly sought after.

Katherine Duffy

As regional, rural and remote Nurses and Midwives you are all helping to build strong healthy communities not only in the towns in which you live and work, but also in the professional health communities in which you belong.

I, along with my team look forward to working alongside you to achieve our goals and ensure our patients, their families and the communities which we serve experience first class nursing and midwifery care that is delivered in a compassionate, supportive and collaborative environment.

Katharine Duffy
Director | Nursing & Midwifery Services | NNSWLHD