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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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19 February 2021

Call For Expressions Of Interest For Nsw Health Boards

The Far West Local Health District is seeking expressions of interest for its Board, providing the opportunity to play a leadership role in the delivery of a world-class health care in New South Wales.

Board members contribute to the management and future direction of the NSW Health system, said Mr Umit Agis, Chief Executive, Far West LHD.

“Board members play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction and accountability for managing our public hospitals and health institutions,” said Mr Agis. 

The Far West LHD Board consist of up to 9 members, all appointed by the Minister for Health.

The selection criteria ensure board members have an appropriate mix of skills, experience and expertise to oversee and provide guidance to large and complex organisations.

Individuals should demonstrate the capacity to represent the interest of all consumers of the District health services and the regional community served by the District, and indicate any affiliations with universities, clinical schools or research centres, as well as skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • corporate governance;

  • health management/health administration;

  • business /financial management /public administration;

  • clinical practice/provision of health services to patients;

  • expertise, knowledge or experience in relation to Aboriginal health;

  • understanding of local community issues;

  • understanding of or experience in primary health care.

Accepted applications will be included on the NSW Health Board Register for Local Health District and Specialty Network Boards. The Register will be used to fill vacancies on Local Health District and Specialty Network Boards during 2021 and 2022.

To apply, individuals need to complete an expression of interest indicating their skills and experience relevant to the role by Sunday, 28 February 2021.

For information and to obtain an Expression of Interest form visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au/eoiboards or please call 1800 328 998.