22.6 C
Byron Shire
March 4, 2021

Mullum telehealth decision today

Latest News

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Other News

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.


A decision on whether to replace Mulllumbimby Hospital’s overnight doctor with a video link to Tweed Hospital will go ahead today despite routine asbestos work in the ceiling of the emergency unit which has forced its temporary relocation.

Echonetdaily reported yesterday that the decision would be delayed but Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) chief executive Chris Crawford said that what has been delayed is a planned public open day to show how the trial would work.

He reaffirmed the decision is expected to be made as part of the LHD’s board meeting today.

The LHD told Echonetdaily in a release last Friday that: ‘Part of the remediation works required the Emergency Department to be relocated to another area of the Hospital.  Currently, the asbestos is being contained in the ED ceiling.  Therefore, the Telehealth trial is on hold until the ED has been restored to its permanent location, which will occur sometime in December.’

The story also said Echonetdaily found out about the asbestos work only after inquiring about the trial, but the LHD sent Echonetdaily a press release announcing the closure and its reasons on October 26, which went unreported, and was unknown to the writer.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...