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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 March 2021

Far West Lhd Staff Vaccine Rollout

Far West Local Health District will be opening a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for LHD Staff at the following facilities starting from 22 March 2021:

• Broken Hill Health Service – 22 March 2021

• Wentworth Health Service and Balranald Multipurpose Service – 23 March 2021

• Wilcannia Health Service, White Cliffs and Menindee Health Service – 29 March 2021.

• Ivanhoe HealthOne and Tibooburra HealthOne – in partnership with Far West LHD, RFDS will provide clinics from 22 March 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccine that will be offered in Far West LHD is Oxford/Astra-Zeneca. The vaccine course is two doses. The second dose will be given around 12 weeks after the first dose.

The Far West LHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will join the existing vaccination clinics run by NSW Health. Almost 100 regional clinics (satellite sites) will form part of the vaccine rollout in regional NSW in addition to some outreach clinics as necessary.

Vaccines are being offered in a phased approach (Phases 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b and 3). The groups considered for prioritisation for each phase have been set by the Australian Government.

A COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be available to the general public once the vaccine becomes available through general practice. We will keep the community updated on when vaccinations may be available to the public.

For more information: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines