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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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.
An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.
The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.