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Media

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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30 June 2017

Surplus Hospital Equipment Destined To Help Overseas


The Far West Local Health District has donated some defibrillators and vital signs monitors to South Rotary who then ship them to Donations in Kind for refurbishment and distribution overseas.

The equipment became surplus after the defibrillators were replaced by new devices earlier this year and the vital signs monitors were replaced by the recent donation of monitors by the Broken Hill Contribution Fund.

Donations in Kind (DIK) is a program supported by Rotary Clubs in Australia which grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers. It is a recycling and reuse program that involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods.

Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries overseas and in some regions within Australia.

The Far West Local Health District is pleased to be able to support this worthy cause.

South Rotary’s John Coff is pictured loading some of the donated equipment from Far west Local Health District that will be sent to help overseas.