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The Far West LHD Media Unit is responsible for all media inquiries and interviews with Far West LHD staff members. The Unit regularly advises on major public health issues and disease outbreaks, through media releases, media conferences and, sometimes, special telephone hotlines.

Contact us

The Media Officer for Far West LHD is Branko Licul on 0411 119 592 or email branko.licul@health.nsw.gov.au

The Media Unit is the primary point of contact for news organisations. All media enquiries must come through the Media Unit in the first instance. This includes:

  • Requests for interviews
  • Photo requests of staff, patients or our facilities
  • General enquiries about health issues
  • Any condition updates on patients who have been injured in an accident or are otherwise of interest to the media

Please do not call our hospitals directly as they are not allowed to provide this information.

Staff are not permitted to speak to journalists or representatives of media organisations without the knowledge or permission of the Media Officer.

An On-Call Media Officer is available after normal business hours to assist media with urgent enquiries. This is organised on a roster basis and the correct person to contact is available via a voicemail message on 0411 119 592.




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19 April 2017

Hospital Kiosk Looking For New Members For Its Wednesday Team!

Are you looking for something to do with your spare time? Want to be part of a fun team that has so far raised over $1 million to buy equipment for the Broken Hill Hospital?

Volunteering in the Kiosk could be your answer!

The Kiosk has been around for over 75 years and is one of Broken Hill’s most successful community not-for-profit organisations. In the past seven years alone the Kiosk has donated over $1,270,000 to the Hospital and this year will donate around an additional $170,000. The Kiosk has received many awards, both locally and statewide for its fundraising activities. In October 2016, for example, the Kiosk was awarded the Dame Marie Bashir Trophy for being the biggest fund raising Hospital Auxiliary in a non-metropolitan hospital.

The volunteers make this happen but it needs some more help – particularly for the Wednesday shift. You can volunteer for as much or as little time as you can fit in on the day.

“The Kiosk is totally run by volunteers. We have no paid employees and all our activities are undertaken by volunteer workers and although Volunteers are not paid, we do get an immense amount of satisfaction from helping the community,” said Kiosk Auxiliary President, Betty Sammut.

“The Kiosk is a happy and friendly place to work. We currently have around 60 regular volunteers but we do need some more volunteers, cheerful community minded people to join our Wednesday team,” she said.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Kiosk, why not have a chat to the President, Betty Sammut. You can speak to Betty on 0400 183 146. You can also speak to Mary Leehane, Far West LHD Volunteer Manager on 8080 1256.