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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

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Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

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Mullumbimby Hospital must be demolished: report

The two main buildings at the Mullumbimby Hospital site will have to be completely demolished and the land remediated at a cost of more than $3 million after they were found to be riddled with asbestos that poses a high risk to future users and the surrounding community.

Rallying round Mullum hospital welcomed

Jeremiah O’Toole, Myocum. Congratulations to all involved with the saving of the Mullumbimby Hospital and a call to arms to our cousins in Byron Bay suburbs to rally likewise to save the old Byron Hospital for the community.

Done for a dollar! Mullumbimby hospital site sold

Hazzard's hands are off! It has just been announced that the Mullumbimby hospital site has been offered to the Byron Shire council for $1 by the state government.

Byron Council may buy Mullumbimby Hospital site

An eleventh hour change of heart by the state government could see the demolition of the Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital halted and the Byron Shire Council purchase the land for community use.

Mullum hospital should be for community use, not the wrecking ball

David Bradbury, Wilsons Creek. There’s an ominous air of doom surrounding the security fenced-off proud community asset of Mullum hospital which suddenly reached its ‘use-by date’ when the new Byron hospital opened.

Farewell Mullumbimby Community Birthing Service

Midwives, mums, dads and bubs assembled for commemorative photos at the Mullumbimby Hospital grounds on Saturday. It was to mark the significant history of the hospital’s birthing unit.

Carols to farewell Mullumbimby Hospital

Carols by Candlelight preparations are underway in Mullumbimby, and the event will this year be held for the last time at the hospital grounds.

Nurses fearful of Byron Central Hospital staff cuts

Nurses and midwives have slammed a proposed workplace plan for the Byron Central Hospital which requires them to re-apply for their jobs. The boss of the region's health service maintains however that they have nothing to fear.

Minister mute over Mullum Hospital land grab

NSW health minister Jillian Skinner’s office has declined to comment over whether she supports a valuable piece of real estate being returned to the community after it was secretly transferred to her department in 2010.

Mullum hospital campaign kicks off

A public meeting to rally support for keeping the Mullumbimby Hospital site in community hands kicked off its campaign last Thursday.

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in every imaginable institution, by courageous...

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...