June 19th, 2020
BALLINA INTRODUCES NEW ROCK ANGLING LAWS
- by Halden Boyd
ROCK fishers are now required by law to wear a life jacket when fishing in the Ballina Shire.
Anyone not wearing a certified lifejacket at high risk locations will receive an on the spot fine of $100 from the 1st July 2020.
Ballina is one of five coastal N
March 23rd, 2020
COVID-19 update for Northern NSW Local Health District
NORTHERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT COVID-19 update for Northern NSW Local Health District
Wayne Jones, Chief Executive NNSWLHD
The number of cases of COVID-19 in Northern NSW Local Health District
(NNSWLHD) remains at five this weekend.
All confirmed cases
March 23rd, 2020
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During these hard times, closures, isolation it’s a long road ahead for all of us. Heartland Magazine will continue to bring stories about people and communities.
Now can be a time of reflection. We love to write about people, their loves, their hopes and their dreams and publish them in our
September 11th, 2019
Near record activity in Northern NSW hospitals
More than 52,000 people presented to Northern NSW Local Health District Emergency Departments in the April to June quarter, according to figures in the latest Bureau of Health Information Quarterly Report.
NNSWLHD Director Clinical Operations, Lynne Weir, said despite
August 1st, 2019
Q FEVER RISK AS DROUGHT GRIPS STATE
Northern NSW Local Health District (LHD) is warning people to get vaccinated and take other steps to guard against Q fever, as drought and dusty conditions may increase the risk of the disease spreading.
Assistant Director of the North Coast Public Health Unit, Greg Bell, said so f
January 15th, 2019
HEAT ALERT ACROSS SYDNEY AND NSW
NSW Health is reminding people to be cautious during the extreme heatwave conditions that are forecast for the rest of this week.
Director of Environmental Health, Dr Richard Broome, urged people to stay indoors during the heat of the day, minimise physical activity and keep hydr
January 15th, 2019
The Northern NSW Local Health District has today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of more than 250 scholarships to study nursing and start a career with NSW Health.
Katharine Duffy, Northern NSW Local Health District’s Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said the Enrolled Nurse Scholarships are aimed
November 16th, 2018
HIV TESTING KEY TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS
With almost half of all people diagnosed with HIV in the late stage of infection, NSW Health is marking HIV Awareness Week by urging those at risk to be regularly tested.
During HIV Awareness Week (23-30 November) and in the lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, NSW Health is r
November 15th, 2018
Study shows risk alerts improve responses for vulnerable women and children
A study in NSW has found that an electronic alert on a patient’s medical record may help improve the responses of health staff to women and children at risk of violence, abuse or neglect.
Health workers are often the first people to respond
November 8th, 2018
Rural Landholder Initiative grant round now open
Expressions of Interest for round six of Lismore City Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative small grants program are now open.
The program is open to landholders with rural properties bigger than two hectares who wish to improve their land through ecological restor
October 15th, 2018
Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service named as finalist in NSW Health Awards
The Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service has been recognised in the 2018 NSW Health Awards for improving residents’ quality of life thanks to a program aimed at creating a homelier environment.
As part of the program, the team implemented actions
August 29th, 2018
Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund Round 2 Thirteen successful projects announced!
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Pru Goward, has today announced the successful projects from Round 2 of the Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund.
In 2016, the NSW Government anno
August 23rd, 2018
New outdoor gym equipment to help Evans Head residents enjoy free fitness every day
The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD), in partnership with Richmond Valley Council, is offering free classes on how to use new outdoor gym equipment at Evans Head.
The council recently installed the equipment on the river
August 17th, 2018
Air pollution health alert
North Coast Public Health Unit is urging people with respiratory conditions to take caution, with high air pollution levels in some areas of Northern NSW as a result of hazard reduction burns and bushfires.
Acting Director of Public Health North Coast, Greg Bell, said children, older adul
August 2nd, 2018
Air pollution health alert
North Coast Public Health Unit is urging people with respiratory conditions to take caution, with high air pollution levels in some areas of Northern NSW today as a result of hazard reduction burns occurring.
Assistant Director of Public Health North Coast, Greg Bell, said children, older
July 27th, 2018
Launch into DonateLife week
This DonateLife Week, Australians are being urged to give hope to those whose lives depend on an organ transplant by joining the Australian Organ Donor Register online and letting family members know your wishes to be a donor.
DonateLife Week runs from Sunday 29 July to Sunday 5 August 2
July 23rd, 2018
$1.2 MILLION BUMP FOR HEALTHY MUMS AND BUBS
More pregnant women will be able to access support to achieve a healthy lifestyle thanks to a $1.2 million NSW Government boost to a free coaching service.
The funding for the Get Healthy in Pregnancy telephone service and app is part of a $38 million investment in the 20
June 18th, 2018
One thing’s for sure, everyone dies
Compassionate Communities Forum,
Monday 2 July,
2018 at Ballina RSL, 5-8pm.
Attendance is free.
Register now at www.compassionate-community-forum.eventbrite.com.au
Whether it’s our own mortality, or that of a loved one, talking and thinking about death
June 15th, 2018
NORTHERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT Please dispose of Asbestos properly
Asbestos fibres can pose a risk to health if airborne. Inhalation is the main way that asbestos enters the body.
“Breathing in asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma,” Greg Bell, Assistant Director, North Coast Publ
May 29th, 2018
HELP END HIV TRANSMISSION BY 2020 – GET A TEST
NSW Health is encouraging people to get tested during HIV Testing Week to help reach the goal of ending HIV transmission across the State by 2020.
HIV testing is now fast and easy with a variety of free and confidential services, including the NSW dried blood spot (D
May 23rd, 2018
Lighting the way for Our Kids
Thursday 24 May, 11.30 am at The Lismore Jewel Centre. Representatives of Our Kids, Morgan’s Financial, Betta Electrical, ETC, Ray White Lismore and Lismore Jewel Centre will be present.
The annual ball that has made its mark on the North Coast social calendar is
May 10th, 2018
New blood for pathology services
In a first for the region, Northern NSW Local Health District has recently welcomed a Local Pathology Director in a new appointment designed to better connect pathology with other clinical services in the LHD.
Dr Yves Steppeler was appointed to the position by NSW Health Pathology and
May 7th, 2018
Perfect Match for Our Kids NORTHERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
Lismore Base Hospital Special Care Nursery has just turned 1 and to celebrate Our Kids along with Morgan's Financial want to purchase two new cots for the new unit as a present. But, they need your help!
With one third of the babies born in the Northern
May 4th, 2018
Midwives honoured and first birthday celebrations for Lismore
On Thursday 3 May, staff in the Lismore Base Hospital Women’s Care Unit celebrated the wonderful work of their midwives, as well as blowing out the candles on the first anniversary of their state-of-the-art unit.
Celebrating International Day of the Mi