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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.

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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

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Over a 100 days free of NSW-acquired COVID-19

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that there have been no new confirmed cases of NSW-acquired COVID-19 reported in residents since 25 July, more than 100 days ago.

Byron Hospital ‘not geared up’ to deal with stroke

The health department is investigating why a Coorabell man in the process of having a stroke was told by a doctor at Byron Central Hospital that there were no facilities to treat him there and no ambulance available to take him to the Gold Coast for urgent treatment.

No helipad for Byron Central Hospital

Nick Schaefer, Mullumbimby Creek. Enquiring at the Byron Central Hospital open day, it seems that there is no provision for a heliport.

Byron Central Hospital complete but staffing issues continue

Construction of Byron shire’s new hospital has finished almost a month ahead of schedule but the Health Services Union is far from happy from the pace of negotiations regarding its staffing.

Byron Central Hospital ‘best we can get for you’

The construction of Byron Central Hospital will come in on time on budget, and 18 per cent ahead of the state’s energy saving targets, according to NSW Health Infrastructure. But an operating theatre could still be five years away.

Hospital staff call for job certainty

While the construction of the new Byron Central Hospital continues ahead of schedule, unions representing local health professionals say they are facing job insecurity owing to bureaucrats not providing staffing plans.

Feds step in to fix up Casino Hospital

The federal government has stepped into the breach to fix up the ailing emergency department at Casino Hospital after the state government, which has responsibility for hospitals, failed to find the money.

Health district CEO Chris Crawford retires

The at-times controversial chief executive of the Northern NSW Local Health District, Chris Crawford, has announced he will retire at the end of his current five-year term in December.

New Byron hospital to open next July

Byron’s brand new Colorbond hospital at Ewingsdale is set to open its doors by mid-next year, albeit without the operating theatre component, which could open by December – or not at all.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...