9.3 C
Byron Shire
July 31, 2021

Mental Health Inquiry deadline extended

Latest News

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Other News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Local Labor

Asren Pugh, Labor candidate for Mayor Labor has a very long and proud history as part of the Byron Shire community...

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from...

Bumbling Berejiklian

Keith Duncan, Pimlico The chooks have certainly come home to roost for the corruption riddled NSW government and ‘our’ scandal plagued...

CCTV footage released by the coroner shows Lismore Base Hospital Mental Health Unit patient wandering the hospital corridors naked and alone before collapsing and dying.
CCTV footage released by the coroner shows Lismore Base Hospital Mental Health Unit patient wandering the hospital corridors naked and alone before collapsing and dying.


The deadline for submissions to the Management of Health Care Services in NSW Inquiry has now been extended until the end of July.

Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina has welcomed news from the Public Accounts Committee that it would be extending its deadline for public submissions on its health care inquiry to 31 July 2017.

‘I was pleased to receive a letter from the chair of the Public Accounts Committee stating that the Management of Health Care Services in NSW Inquiry will extend its deadline from the end of this month until the end of July, to enable more people in the Northern Rivers Region to make submissions,’ said Ms Smith.

‘This is in large part due to the public and media attention around the case of Miriam Mertens at Lismore Base Hospital, and the news that her treatment would be considered as part of this Inquiry instead of as a separate Inquiry.’

Members of the public and organisations who are concerned about the funding and resourcing of mental health services in this region can make a submission via email or the website. Confidential submissions can be made if people do not wish their name to be used.

‘If systemic abuse of mental health patients is occurring, or if resourcing of mental health services are lacking, this needs to be brought to light and dealt with,’ said Ms Smith.

Written submissions close on 31 July 2017. Submissions can be made by emailing [email protected] or visiting here.

The inquiry terms of reference are as follows:

  1. a) The current performance reporting framework for monitoring the effectiveness and

efficiency of health care service delivery in NSW;

  1. b) The extent to which efficiency and effectiveness is sustained through rigorous data

collection, monitoring and reporting;

  1. c) The adequacy of the provision of timely, accurate and transparent performance information

to patients, clients, health providers and health system managers;

  1. d) The extent to which the current framework drives improvements in the health care delivery

system and achieves broader health system objectives;

  1. e) Any other related matters.

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

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.