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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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No jab, no jive?

No jab, no jive if you want to go to a festival, what the? This is blackmail by the...

Excessive onanism

Former coroner David Heilpern’s confession last week that he mistakenly recorded a death as from ‘onanism’ rather than aneurism...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Creatives feature in Lismore plan

Creative industries, climate resilience, building more homes and supporting a flourishing food sector are all aspirations within a 15-year vision for Lismore.

No blank cheques

Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency...

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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Health authorities say they are prepared

As the Delta variant moves the goalposts globally, local health authorities say they are confident they are prepared for any case surge.

Lismore Hospital redevelopment site temporarily closed after COVID-19 exposure risk

Work at the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3C redevelopment site was temporarily paused late on Tuesday 20 July over COVID exposure risks.

Specialised Parkinson’s nurse for the Tweed Byron district

The Tweed Byron Hospital network is welcoming a specialised Parkinson’s nurse position to support people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Stroke victim labels health district investigation ‘a whitewash’

A Coorabell stroke victim, whose wife was told by a doctor at Byron Central Hospital to drive him to John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast rather than go by ambulance, says the health district’s official response ignored the very issue that he was complaining about.

Health district blames ambulance service for patient’s 13-hour delay

Northern NSW Local Health District has apologised to a woman who was forced to wait 13 hours for treatment at Byron Central Hospital on January 22. But far from admitting that they have a problem, the CEO has instead blamed the NSW Ambulance Service for the bulk of the delay.

Patient waits 13 hours at Byron Hospital ED

Exclusive: Newly minted health minister Brad Hazzard already has a job on his hands after shadow north coast minister Walt Secord wrote to him yesterday demanding to know why a patient with bowel obstruction had to wait 13 hours at Byron Central Hospital’s emergency department.

Ballina Hospital waiting room ‘improvements’

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) says it has made ‘improvements’ to the waiting room at Ballina District Hospital. An exclusive expose in Echonetdaily last week revealed overcrowded conditions on New Year’s Day, including a patient in a hospital gown lying on the footpath outside.

Kyogle hospital staff rally against shortages

Continued staff shortages Kyogle Memorial Hospital are threatening the safety of workers and undermining the standard of care for patients, according to the Health Services Union.

Byron Central Hospital admits first patient

Victor Retallick of Ocean Shores was the last-ever patient to be admitted to Mullumbimby Hospital last night and the first to be transferred to the new Byron Central Hospital this morning.

No helipad for Byron Central Hospital

Health bureaucrats in charge of the new Byron Central Hospital have confirmed that the new $88m facility will not have a helipad.

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true...

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...