Patients in the Tweed Valley who rely on life-saving kidney dialysis can now receive treatment a little closer to home. A new $1.1 million satellite renal unit was at officially opened Murwillumbah District Hospital today.
Work has now started on the satellite renal unit in Murwillumbah and is expected to be complete mid 2018.
A union representing health workers has suggested increasing the usage of Murwillumbah Hospital as a way to alleviate overcrowding at Tweed Hospital.
Renal dialysis is set to be provided at Murwillumbah District Hospital after NSW Health announced $400,000 funding to provide a six-chair satellite renal dialysis unit onsite.
The leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, spent yesterday in the northern rivers as part of his national tour after starting his day with an early appearance in Sydney before flying into the Gold Coast.
Murwillumbah's popular midwife-led birthing service which was controversially closed down two months ago is set to be reinstated.
While petitions are being gathered and a public meeting is planned for Saturday, Sally Cusack from Maternity Choices Australia says a meeting last week with the NNSW LHD chief executive Chris Crawford, was 'very positive'.
Ron Goodman, former Labor candidate for Tweed, Banora Point. The limp protestations of Lismore Nationals MP Thomas George over the closure of the birthing service at Murwillumbah Hospital are a significant disappointment.
Bronya Lipski, Stokers Siding. Almost seven years ago Thomas George delivered a passionate and eloquent defence of the Murwillumbah hospital and its fundamental service to the community (Hansard 26/06/2008).
In a surprise move, the local health district will close Murwillumbah Hospital’s birthing unit, effective tomorrow (Friday).
The NSW government has promised $180 million to finish the upgrade of the Lismore Base Hospital, and $120,000 to increase car parking at the Murwillumbah hospital. The funding is contingent on the Liberal/Nationals coalition being re-elected.
NSW opposition leader John Robertson has described a state government plan to privatise hundreds of ancillary hospital jobs on the north coast as the ‘worst single attack on north coast health services in recent memory’.
The Northern NSW Local Health District has officially reduced the operating hours of the children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital, following its inability to guarantee ongoing staffing for the ward.
Ron Goodman, Labor candidate for Tweed. The move by Geoff Provest and Thomas George to close the children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital is simply heartless.
The state opposition has lashed out at Local Health District plans to close the children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital, after LHD head Chris Crawford flagged the plan in a consultation paper yesterday.