News

  • Kidney Health Week

    Kidney Health Week creates awareness about maintaining good kidney health, as well as kidney disease and its impact. Early detection of chronic kidney disease can delay the need for dialysis, thereby improving quality of life. Read more >
  • Closing the gap

    Aboriginal children with ear or hearing problems on the mid-north coast can now have surgery closer to home thanks to a new program that aims to 'close the gap' for these children. Dr John Curotta, ear, nose and throat surgeon and Head of the Ear Nose and Throat Department of the Children's Hospital at Westmead, travels to Port Macquarie to perform the surgery at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. Read more >
  • New Study Warns Against Swaddling

    Findings from a new study on developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) have prompted warnings about the soothing practice of swaddling.

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  • A gift of sight

    Babies with congenital cataracts have surgery to remove the cataracts and lens soon after birth. They then need aphakic speciacles to develop vision pathways.

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