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10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

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COVID’s genetic solution?

A lucky few are unusually resistant to COVID-19. Scientists are trying to find a reason in their genes.

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

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Fundraiser buys new equipment for Ballina Hospital

Funds raised from Ballina Rotary's recent John Huegill Memorial Charity Barefoot Bowls Day has purchased new pain relief technology for Ballina Hospital's Emergency Department.

Calls for more night staff at Ballina Hospital

Nurses at Ballina Hospital closed two beds and up to four treatment chairs on Monday night as they highlighted the dangers of having only one nurse on in emergency for the night shift.

Labor claims they will deliver on nurse ratios

Labor commits to putting in place more effective nurse patient ratios in regional hospitals including Ballina.

At last some improvements for Ballina Hospital ED

More than 18 months after Echonetdaily exposed the shambolic state of the Ballina Hospital emergency department, the state government has decided it is time to throw some money at it.

Ballina Hospital upgrade about to start

Ballina Hospital patients are set to benefit from a new, state-of-the-art operating theatre complex and medical imaging upgrades under a $7.35 million redevelopment, the government says.

Health minister on notice as north coast visit looms

As the state’s new health minister, Brad Hazzard, prepares to visit north coast hospitals for his first time in the role, his ALP counterpart, Walt Secord, has challenged him to ‘spell out how he is going to fix chronic understaffing across the region’.

Ballina Hospital waiting room ‘improvements’

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) says it has made ‘improvements’ to the waiting room at Ballina District Hospital. An exclusive expose in Echonetdaily last week revealed overcrowded conditions on New Year’s Day, including a patient in a hospital gown lying on the footpath outside.

Labor promises Ballina better schools and hospital

The NSW Labor Party has upped the ante in its bid to win the state seat of Ballina, promising a $7.3 million upgrade of Ballina hospital and $30 million for local schools.

Patients waiting too long at Ballina Hospital: ALP

Waiting times at Ballina Hospital’s emergency department are too long and the state government is to blame for ripping up to $3 billion in funding out of the health department, according to shadow health minister Walt Secord.

Byron Central Hospital plans on show

NSW health minister Jillian Skinner unveiled detailed plans for the new $80 million Byron Central Hospital, now on display, when she visited the Ewingsdale site yesterday.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.