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Calls are being made to local residents by someone selling ‘therapeutic aids’ claiming to be from North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS).

The NCAHS ceased to exist in December 2010 and was replaced by the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD), which covers the area from Tweed to Grafton.

A NNSW LHD spokesperson said of particular concern is that one elderly woman had agreed to purchase a bed for $6,000 after receiving one such phone call. The matter was reported to police.

The spokesperson said ‘NNSW LHD is not affiliated with any company selling these products nor do we approach residents in this way’.

If anyone receives calls of this nature, they should contact the police immediately.


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