10.9 C
Byron Shire
September 21, 2021

Murwillumbah Hospital to get dialysis unit

Latest News

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Other News

Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating...

Murwillumbah Hospital. Photo courtesy Scott McRae Callingwood/ photo.net
Murwillumbah Hospital. Photo courtesy Scott McRae Callingwood/ photo.net

Renal dialysis is set to be provided at Murwillumbah District Hospital (MDH) after NSW Health announced $400,000 funding to provide a six-chair satellite renal dialysis unit onsite.

It will be a satellite service of the Tweed Byron Health Service Group Renal Dialysis Service, which currently provides in-centre and home-based renal dialysis services to the residents of Tweed, Byron the southern Gold Coast.

Lismore MP Thomas George said the $400,000 funding ‘will enable the establishment of a six-chair Renal Dialysis Unit at MDH to provide in-centre haemodialysis to patients with stable, dialysis-dependent kidney disease.’

Northern NSW Local Health District CEO Wayne Jones said the announcement was ‘great news for those local renal dialysis patients who currently travel to the Tweed Hospital for treatment.’

‘Once completed, a local dialysis unit at MDH will give back a huge amount of time to these patients that I am sure they will welcome,’ Mr Jones said.

‘The Tweed Valley population growth and the growing ageing population, combined with the significant Aboriginal population, have all contributed to an increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the region which supports the development of the satellite renal dialysis service at MDH.’

 

 


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.