Archive for the 'Health' Category

Complete a Survey and win $150 Hardware Voucher

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Have your say on Ballina Shire Council’s Asbestos Awareness Campaign to win a $150 to spend at your local hardware store. Over the past 12 months, Ballina Shire Council has participated in a media campaign to raise awareness of illegally dumped asbestos. Ads were developed for TV, radio, local papers and Council newsletters with the […]

Free dementia education session for volunteers in Ballina

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is holding a free three-hour interactive dementia education session for volunteers who are supporting people in aged care, dementia care or general community service in Ballina this month. The workshop will provide volunteers with fundamental information about dementia and its impact on the person, and an opportunity to learn strategies for communication […]

Smoke-free dining regulations begin in July

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

NSW Health is reminding the community that from 6 July 2015, all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes, will be smoke-free, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000. This means staff and patrons of hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to work and dine outdoors without being exposed […]

Ross River Fever detections increased seven-fold

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

NSW Health is urging people to take extra precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes following a seven-fold increase in detections of the mosquito-borne virus Ross River Fever across the State compared with this time last year. Paul Corben, Director of Public Health for Mid North Coast and Northern NSW Local Health Districts, said it’s the […]

Kenneth Bolt named NSW Volunteer of the Year

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

A Ballina man who drives isolated patients to their renal dialysis treatments has been named 2013 NSW Volunteer of the Year. Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello presented the award to 64-year-old Kenneth Bolt from Ballina in a ceremony at the Kirribilli Club in Sydney on International Volunteer Day. “As a community transport volunteer […]

Morning of the Mo returns to Ballina, Lennox Head

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Morning of the Earth transformed the surf movie genre in the late 60s and early 70s into an artistic portrait of counter-culture and alternative lifestyles throughout Australia, Bali and Hawaii. The Morning of the Mo surf event relives these glory days and in doing so brings the moustache back to the ocean whilst helping to […]

Relay For Life returns in November

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The much-loved, much-anticipated Ballina Shire Relay For Life is back again in 2013. Beginning in 2003, the event has been held seven times in the Ballina Shire. In 2012 the event surpassed the Volunteer Organising Committees greatest expectations and raised an astounding $96,423.35. Every year across NSW 48,000 people take to the track at their […]

Ballina hospital gets new teaching facility

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

More students will be able to undertake their training locally with the official opening last week of a Federally-funded teaching facility and student accommodation complex at the Ballina District Hospital. Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, and Member for Page, Janelle Saffin, said the facility will enable an integrated approach to clinical training, with students from […]

New Purpose Built Accommodation for Cancer Patients in Lismore

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

North Coast cancer patients who require treatment at Lismore Base Hospital’s Cancer Care Unit will now be able to stay in purpose-built accommodation in the hospital precinct. Page MP Janelle Saffin today opened the ‘Our House’ centre on behalf of Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, alongside Dr Chris Ingall, OAM, Chair of Our House, Northern […]

State-of-the-art facilities for local cancer patients

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

A new state-of-the-art scanning facility at Lismore Base Hospital means local cancer patients will now be able to receive the top diagnostic and treatment services close to home. Page MP Janelle Saffin MP today launched the new PET/CT scanner and MRI scanner at the hospital on behalf of the Federal Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek. […]

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