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Local Health District elective surgery to resume

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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.

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Northern NSW Local Health District has taken a measured approach to elective
surgery throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so.

Chief Executive NNSWLHD Wayne Jones, said the Local Health District will work towards increasing elective surgery activity to 75 per cent by the end of June 2020.

‘This will involve consultation with our surgical and anaesthetic directors, as well as
hospital management, nursing and other staff involved in operating theatre and
recovery units.

‘The gradual resumption of elective surgery will be coupled with ongoing review and
assessment of supplies and usage of PPE that keep both staff and patients safe, as
well as continuing to significantly expand the state’s ICU capacity.

Mr Jones said that as always, patients will be assessed and prioritised by their clinicians, as well as being risk assessed for admission during this period.

‘Our staff will contact patients to reschedule surgery as appropriate.

‘I want to thank our clinicians and non-clinical staff for their resilience over these past
few months as we’ve made swift and important changes to our hospital operations to
help us respond well to the pandemic.

‘Thank you also to our community for their understanding during this period, and as
we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic’.

 


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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.

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10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

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COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

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