Health


Memory walk target blitzed

The 2021 Grant McBride Memory Walk and Jog was a huge success over the weekend, with people across the Coast and around the country participating to raise funds and awareness…


Long Jetty patients make way for COVID surge

Long Jetty Hospital will be temporarily repurposed as a COVID-19 response unit from mid-October to support the potential increase in patients with the virus requiring hospital care. Central Coast Local…



Father motivation for dementia fund raising

A Scrunchies for Dementia campaign to raise money for the Dementia Australia Research Foundation through the virtual My Walk & Jog challenge has been championed by Member for Gosford, Liesl…


Zen dens help patients relax

New calming spaces have been opened in mental health units at Gosford and Wyong public hospitals to support relaxation and recovery for patients. The Zen Dens have been developed in…




Private hospital to add second storey

The Brisbane Waters Private Hospital in Vidler St, Woy Woy, has applied to Central Coast Council to add a new storey to its northern ward and expand at ground level…



Team building for Black Dog

Black Dog Institute is asking people to unite in a time of lockdown and separation to put One Foot Forward by walking 20, 40, 60 or 100km during October to…







Girls Night In date changed

The 11th annual Cancer Council’s ‘Girls Night In’ event at Ettalong Diggers next month has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The sold-out event, which raises funds and awareness for…


Deadline set for teachers to be vaccinated

All Department of Education Staff will be required to be fully vaccinated by November 8 to return to face-to-face schooling. A NSW Department of Education spokesperson said they were encouraging…


McBride addresses national webinar

World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 was about raising awareness of suicide and identifying how to work collaboratively towards a world without suicide. Statistics show that three million Australians…


Career opportunity for 20 job seekers

A collaboration between TAFE NSW and a Central Coast disability care provider will give 20 jobseekers the opportunity to start a career in one of the nation’s fastest growing sectors…