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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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26 November 2018

Broken Hill Community Health Centre Official Opening

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today officially opened the new Broken Hill Community Health Centre in Crystal Street – the centrepiece of the NSW Government’s $30 million Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment.


“I am delighted to be here in Broken Hill to declare open one of the most exciting capital infrastructure projects in recent times for the Far West Local Health District.


“The Broken Hill Community Health Centre will provide first-class health facilities for people in Broken Hill and the Far West,” Kevin Humphries said.


The Centre opened for business on 2 July 2018, and co-locates the LHD’s Dental, Family and Child and associated services to provide more accessible services for the community.


“By providing a one-stop shop, this new integrated model of care will increase efficiency and help meet demand.


“The Centre is also better equipped to provide dental services with three new chairs and an ongoing commitment to the partnership between the LHD and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.


“The new Centre is focussed on meeting the diverse health needs of the community, both through service provision and from an innovative Aboriginal arts and culture strategy.


“The Centre reflects the community’s Aboriginal heritage through signage, art and design.


“It has been a positive collaboration between the health service, the builders, local artists and the art fraternity including fantastic assistance from the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery,” Kevin Humphries said.


New administration offices on the second floor will enable the Far West LHD to attract and retain a skilled workforce by meeting their needs in a safe, purpose-built facility.


Work on the project is ongoing, with the reconfiguration of the Broken Hill Hospital’s ambulatory care wing, enabling expansion of the cancer care services and consolidation of patients’ waiting areas.