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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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08 December 2020

FwLHD Offering Connection Over Christmas

Far West LHD Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service (MHDA VANs) acknowledges the difficulties in people being able to access mobile phone data and telecommunications over the holiday season and the significant impact that a lack of connection with friends, family and support can have.

The Far West LHD has an opportunity to provide our Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service consumers and carers with some support in connecting to love ones over Christmas.

Jodie Miller, Program Director MHDA VANS, says this is a great opportunity to support people. “We are privileged to support our consumers and carers throughout the year and hope to continue that support over the Christmas/New Year period. This time of year can be very isolating and we want to foster connection for our consumers and carers as much as we can,” said Ms Miller.

Consumers and carers of the following services can speak with Far West LHD MHDA VANs staff for more information:

  • Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • MERIT Program
  • Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service
  • Dareton Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service

Chelsea Edwards, Manager of Consumer and Carer Engagement MHDA, said: “We are also taking this opportunity to promote businesses and services who are open during the typical Christmas shutdown period who also have publicly available Wi-Fi with an aim of keeping  people connected and supporting local’.      

For more information, contact Chelsea Edwards 08 8080 1525.