The opposition has taken a swing at the state government’s handling of rural health, using Lismore Hospital as a base from which to launch its ‘Schools and Hospitals before Stadiums’ campaign this morning.
Lismore Hospital is the most 'under pressure' hospital outside Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle, says opposition health spokesperson Walt Secord, with 32.9 per cent of patients waiting longer than four hours.
For thirty-five years the annual Local Government Charity Golf Day has been raising money for charity and this year they exceeded their target.
A NSW parliamentary committee will hold a public forum in Lismore on Tuesday (October 24) following the death in care of Miriam Merten in the Lismore Base Hospital mental health ward in 2014.
A health union has threatened to boycott the opening of two wards at the Lismore Base Hospital unless staffing levels are increased.
Shadow minister for mental health Tania Mihailuk called on the NSW Government to set public hearing dates in Lismore and across the north coast for its inquiry into care of mental health patients during a visit to the region yesterday.
A Ballina health practitioner has described the state’s recently announced review into mental health services as sweeping the problem under the carpet and is calling for local residents to contact their local MPs about it.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has welcomed the NSW Government's independent review into seclusion, restraint and observations in the state’s mental health system following the 2014 death of patient Miriam Merten at the Lismore Base Hospital’s mental health unit.
The NSW opposition is calling for an urgent parliamentary inquiry into NSW’s Mental Health facilities following the death of a patient in Lismore’s Adult Mental Health Unit. CCTV footage released yesterday showed the patient wandering naked and covered in faeces, falling at least 25 times.
An Echonetdaily reader last week was horrified to spot a some 65 hospital beds abandoned in a rainstorm in the mental health ward car park at Lismore Base Hospital.
A seven-year-old girl from the north coast remains in a critical condition in Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital after she contracted tetanus late last week. The girl had not been vaccinated against the disease, prompting specialists to speak out.
The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) has defended its handling of a case involving a 52-year-old Ballina grandmother told by Lismore Base Hospital she had to wait for a year for a colonoscopy to discover whether she had colon cancer.
A 52-year-old West Ballina grandmother faces an anxious wait of up to a year to discover whether she has colon cancer after she was told by Lismore Base Hospital that was the earliest date she could expect to have a colonoscopy despite her sister having the condition.
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’.
NSW Premier Mike Baird’s visit to the northern rivers today will include the official opening of the $80 million redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital this morning.
Lismore's newly-elected mayor Isaac Smith is hoping to honour an election promise by fixing the paid parking fiasco around Lismore Base Hospital.
Patients at Lismore Base Hospital are facing some of the longest waits in New South Wales for elective surgery and emergency procedures.
Update: Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell has rejected claims that she is leaving behind a legacy of overpriced paid parking around the town's Base Hospital, seeing hospital workers parking out quiet residential streets.
A decision by Lismore City Council to seek an urgent meeting with NSW Health over the parking stoush at Lismore Base Hospital has been described as a 'meaningless gesture'.
Lismore City Council is accused of playing ‘reverse Robin Hood’ by hospital workers, who will throng the pubic gallery at council’s meeting tonight’, seeking equality with higher paid doctors who they say have been favoured in a ballot for affordable parking.
Lismore Base Hospital staff are set to rally today at 1pm in protest at having to pay to park their cars while they work.
NSW shadow health minister Walt Secord today criticised the Baird government for failing to issue an official flu season warning for the north coast. But North Coast Public Health says presentations are 'normal' for this time of year.
Paid parking will be introduced around Lismore’s hospital precinct from 4 July to coincide with the opening of a new multi-story carpark.
Rhonda Ellis, Lismore. Whatever its faults the new Byron Central Hospital is a fait accompli and Byron Shire needs to plan carefully to live with it. While councillors appear to be in ‘uncharted waters’ regarding a major development including seniors’ housing close to the hospital and residents’ opinions seem to be half-hearted and mixed.
Health workers at Lismore Base Hospital may have to pay up to $35 a week for the privilege of parking close to work after Lismore City Council chose to introduce on-street parking fees higher than the hospital’s own car park.