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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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31 May 2022

Far West Lhd Is Celebrating Being Best Indoor Exhibitor At Agfair 2022!


Far West LHD is celebrating being awarded the Best Indoor Exhibitor at Agfair 2022 by the Agfair Committee on the weekend.

The LHD’s stand in the Rotary Pavilion was very popular on both days of Agfair and captured a variety of age groups with staff present, and information available and free giveaways that included fruit, water and practical items for everyday use.

“This is a great achievement for the Far West LHD,” said Ms Corina Kemp, Executive Manager Aboriginal Health and Community Relations.

“Our aim was to provide a welcoming booth for everyone from all walks of life and we wanted to ensure it was proactive, engaging, COVID-safe and a welcoming area for everyone.”

Ms Kemp said other drawcards included the posters, interactive children’s wall and various information for mums, dads, children and young people.

“Our staff being available to talk to anyone was very well received. They contributed their time and effort in engaging with our people in the community and with those who had travelled from afar to participate in Agfair.”

Ms Kemp said the level of community engagement and interaction from local residents and visitors with LHD staff was exceptional and information was shared about virtual health services, nursing pathways, employment opportunities, healthy eating, child and family services, mental health and drug and alcohol services, dental care, support for when someone passes away and promoting services across the LHD.

“The promotion of our new virtual ICU service attracted much interest, including have those staff members available to talk about the service face to face,” she said.

Ms Kemp thanked all LHD staff for helping to organise and participating in the stand.

“I especially want to thank everyone for visiting us at Agfair and the Agfair committee for their support and conduct of Agfair 2022,” she said.

“We look forward to seeing you all again at the next Agfair!”