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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.

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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16 November 2020

Covid-19 Screening For South Australian Arrivals

The Far West LHD will be screening people who have arrived in Broken Hill from South Australia as part of NSW Health response to the emergence of the Parafield COVID-19 cluster in Adelaide.

The screening includes temperature and symptom checking for arrivals from South Australia via flights and buses, starting immediately.

Everybody who arrives in Broken Hill from South Australia, by any mode of transport, is asked to monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and get tested and isolate if they appear. They must remain in isolation until a negative result is received, in line with routine advice for all people in NSW.

Arrivals are also being alerted to a number of venues of concern in Adelaide. Arrivals are being asked to check if they attended any of those venues.

Anyone arriving in Broken Hill from Adelaide can seek screening and testing at the Drive Thru clinic at BH Community Health Centre (Crystal Street) Monday to Friday from 9am to 11am, and also at the Thomas Street COVID-19 clinic, seven days a week from 10am to 8pm. Screening is also available at all of the Far West LHD’s facilities.

The details of venue locations and times of concern, and associated health advice, are available from SA Health – Contact Tracing. People are urged to regularly check this site for updates, as this is still an unfolding situation.

Please contact NSW Health on 1300 066 055 if you have any queries or would like assistance in accessing testing if you have been at any venues or sites identified by SA Health.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics. COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

Screening of arrivals to Broken Hill from Adelaide via flight or bus will continue until further notice.