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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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Calls for more night staff at Ballina Hospital

Nurses at Ballina Hospital closed two beds and up to four treatment chairs on Monday night as they highlighted the dangers of having only one nurse on in emergency for the night shift.

Does your environment impact your health?

Since 1985, the proportion of Australian children who are overweight has doubled and the prevalence of obesity trebled.

North Coast hospitals getting better: report

Emergency departments across the region continued to experience high demand in the early part of this year, according to the latest Bureau of Health Information report. 

Ballina Hospital upgrade about to start

Ballina Hospital patients are set to benefit from a new, state-of-the-art operating theatre complex and medical imaging upgrades under a $7.35 million redevelopment, the government says.

53 unfilled health positions in local health district

NSW Labor has called on the Berejiklian government to explain how it is going to fill some 53 unfilled health and hospital jobs in the Northern NSW Local Health District, which covers the area from Grafton to the border.

Can Byron Bay’s old hospital be saved?

A group of locals is fighting to save the old Byron District Hospital site from developers and instead have it placed in community hands.

Kyogle Hospital security unacceptable: union

The first two months' operation of new staff rostering arrangements at Kyogle Memorial Hospital will see 76 shifts undertaken without a single licensed security staff member rostered on, according to the Health Services Union.

Tweed Hospital staff stop work over disciplined security guards

HSU members at Tweed Hospital are conducting a one-hour stop work meeting today over the treatment of two security officers who, the union says, have been disciplined over the way they conducted a violence prevention training program.

Labor calls for inquiry after Lismore hospital mental unit death

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.

Health district failed to book ambulance for stroke patient

The Northern NSW Local Health District has admitted that it failed to book an ambulance for a Byron Central Hospital patient diagnosed with stroke before the treating doctor told his wife to drive him to a Queensland hospital.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...