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February 27, 2021

Thanks to unsung nursing heroes

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

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With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

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Sharon Muir, Mullumbimby

Three months ago I had a shocking accident when my right foot slipped under a running lawnmower, resulting in a serious foot injury.

Thankfully, emergency staff at Mullumbimby Hospital were there for the initial reassuring care and speedy diagnosis. Four operations later and a month in two consecutive hospitals, I was finally discharged to come home to Mullum.

Aftercare became the domain of the district nurses, who attended my bedside, dressing my wounds for two months.

It is with heartfelt gratitude that I’d like to thank these nurses for the amazing service they offer to our community. They are experienced professionals with bucket loads of empathy, who encouraged every little progress made. Their care was supreme.

It seems to me that nurses are the unsung heroines/heroes of the medical profession, and we are so fortunate to have them in our midst, choosing to do the work they do. I will miss them, as I am now at the stage of learning to walk again, but glad they are there to care for others.

Also, to all my wonderful friends and family in this community and beyond, who have supported me with their love and kindness in a time of great need, Thank you.

 


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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.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.