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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.

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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

New Equipment Destined For Hospital Wards Thanks To Contribution Fund


The Broken Hill Hospital’s biomedical technicians have been busy preparing new equipment for use on the wards thanks to a generous donation by the Broken Hill Contribution Fund.

The Broken Hill Contribution Fund has donated $40,793 to the hospital to purchase a number of items for use across the health service, including:

  • 6 x Welsh Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitors ($4,234 each)
  • 2 x Fresenius Injectomat Syringe Drivers ($2,400 each)
  • 2 x NIKI T34 Syringe Drivers with lock box and case ($2,294 each), and
  • 2 x Fresenius TIVA Anaesthetic Syringe Drivers ($3,000 each).

Most of the equipment has arrived and is currently in Biomed for acceptance testing and tagging.

Kevin Sinclair, BH Contribution Fund Secretary/Public Officer, said the Fund took great pleasure in making its bi-annual donation to the health service.

“It’s all equipment that benefits the health service and ultimately the community. The hospital has a wish list of equipment they would like and after prioritising what they would like, we’re more than happy to assist,” he said.

The Health Service is greatly appreciative of the BH Contribution Fund and its assistance over the years in purchasing equipment for the hospital.

Far West LHD Biomed Technician Ryan Davis is pictured (at right) with BH Contribution Fund Director Kevin Bright (left) and Secretary/Public Officer, Kevin Sinclair with some of the new equipment he has been busy preparing for use in the hospital.