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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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14 January 2020

Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Consumer and Carer Action Group – Meet and Greet

The Far West Local Health District’s Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Consumer and Carer Action Group (CCAG) is holding a meeting for people who are interested in joining the committee for 2020.

Chelsea Edwards, Manager of Consumer and Carer Engagement, said: “If you are or have been a consumer of the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol services operated by the Far West Local Health District or care for someone who uses those services and are interested in using your voice and experiences to improve service planning and delivery, you are most welcome to attend.”

The Meet and Greet will run from 1pm to 2.30pm on Wednesday 22 January 2020 at the Community Health Centre, 2-4 Sulphide Street, Broken Hill (using the Crystal St Entrance).   

“I look forward to meeting potential new group members and strengthening the experiences and perspectives of our committee,” said Mrs Edwards.

For further information, contact Chelsea on 08 8080 1525 or Chelsea.Edwards1@health.nsw.gov.au            

If you or someone you know needs emergency mental health assistance, call the Mental Health Information and Support Service on 1800 011 511 or Emergency Services on 000