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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:

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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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27 July 2017

Mums And Bubs Are Invited To Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Mums and their bubs are invited to join together and attend a special morning tea next week to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August).

“Breastfeeding is a normal, natural and rewarding experience for both mother and baby. It provides a baby with all the nutrients required for healthy growth, development and assists in providing protection from illness,” said Angela James, Child and Family Health Nurse.

There are numerous benefits associated with breastfeeding for both mums and their babies, she said.

The special morning tea will be held at Gloria Jeans on Tuesday, 1 August at 10.30am.

Pharmacist Louise Addison will be a special guest speaker. Louise is a pharmacist who has an interest in breastfeeding and long involvement with the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Louise will be speaking about the use of medications while breastfeeding.

World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), which is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide, explains Angela.

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 celebrates working together for the common good, which produces sustainable results, greater than the sum of our individual efforts (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, WABA 2017).

“Each of us have a part to play at making a difference, everyone is invited to join us to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week,” said Ms James.

For more information, please contact Angela James at the Child and Family Health Centre on (08) 8080 1100.