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Media

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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18 December 2020

Far West Local Health District Board 2020 Annual Public Meeting


The Annual Public Meeting of the Far West Local Health District Board will be held on Monday, 21 December 2020. This year it will be held as a virtual meeting due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The APM provides an opportunity for the public to gain a snapshot of the Far West LHD for the past financial year.

An overview of the achievements and results for the Far West LHD will be presented by the Board. The Board Chair, Dr Andrew Refshauge, and Chief Executive, Mr Umit Agis, will address the meeting, which will include a Year In Review report for 2019-2020.

A new ‘Welcome to the Far West LHD’ video will also be launched at the meeting. The seven-minute video is designed to give prospective health employees a snapshot look at the Far West LHD and the communities it covers. It was made in-house and features LHD staff in their workplace and at their health service talking about living and working in the District.

The meeting starts at 3pm CST and the public are invited to attend virtually by the following options:

  • From a computer or android device using Google Chrome or Apple device using Safari go to:
    • Conference.meet.health.nsw.gov.au – number is 4930647
  • By phone call 1800 236 466 and use PIN 4930647# when prompted.

The public are able to ask questions using the SLIDO platform.

  • Go to www.sli.do.
  • The event name is FWLHD APM 2020 and enter event code FWLHDAPM

Enter questions you wish to ask. The public can view the Year In Review 2019/20 report and the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended June 2020 after the meeting on the Far West LHD website at www.fwlhd.health.nsw.gov.au  

For more information about the Annual Public Meeting please contact Jenelle on 08 8080 1526.