News and events

​Kate’s calling as a carer

For Belrose resident Kate Fraser, the line has always been blurred between that of being a mother and a carer. As part of Carer's Week (October 15 to 21) the 50-year-old education support worker has chosen to share the story of her 21-year-old son Lachlan and their battle with the rare condition Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). Read more...

Lions roar into action for Ryde Hospital

A whopping $49,000 donation from Epping Eastwood Lions Club, the Australian Lions Foundation and the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight and Public Health Care Foundation means Ryde Hospital patients can now breathe a little more easily when they undergo surgery. Read more...

Measles Alert: Northern Beaches and Parramatta

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) today issued a measles alert following confirmation of a case on the Northern Beaches. Read more...

Taking care of the carer

She knows all about battling illness, but author Petrea King has now set her sights on helping the silent battlers: the carers. On Monday September 25, the Quest for Life CEO will be running a carers' workshop at Royal North Shore Hospital to help those who are spending their lives helping others. Read more...

Keep the emergency department for emergencies

A new joint campaign to assist the community with decision-making and remind them to keep hospital emergency departments for emergencies has been launched by the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and the Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNPHN). Read more...

Art and photographs lift the spirits at Ryde Hospital

Ryde Hospital is bringing the outside in with a stunning new photographic display featuring the magnificent blue gum forest which shares the hospital site. And more photographs and artworks will soon grace the hospital's corridors thanks to a hospital first – a staff and community art and photographic competition. Read more...

​​$9 million Ryde Hospital upgrade completed

Ryde Hospital has stepped into the future with two new wards and state-of-the-art facilities following the completion of a two-year, $9 million upgrade.

Today the Member for Ryde, Victor Dominello and Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard toured the new Critical Care Unit and Ward 2. Read more...

Hornsby women warned not to ignore mammograms

New data shows a concerning number of women in Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) may not be keeping up with their recommended mammogramsRead more...

​​Our new Strategic Plan has been launched

The Strategic Plan sets out our aspirations and proposals for the District from now until 2022. Read more...

Survival rates improve for pancreatic cancer patients

A novel, holistic approach to pancreatic cancer treatment at Royal North Shore Hospital has seen survival rates consistently beat the state average. Read more...

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues club beds down a donation

Ryde district residents undergoing orthopaedic procedures will have their surgery on a new, highly-specialised traction bed thanks to a generous donation from the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. Read more...

​"It's rewarding": Hospital volunteer loves her work

After 34 years as a hospital volunteer, retired GP Di McAlpine has it all sewn up. The 84-year-old Lane Cove grandmother is one of a tireless army of 500 volunteers who help keep Royal North Shore Hospital ticking over – but she's the longest-serving regular to sew pressure garments for burns patients. Read more...

Urgent delivery: Could blood be delivered by drone?

A scenario in which urgent, life-saving blood deliveries could be made to accident or disaster scenes by drones rather than by road will be outlined by a Royal North Shore Hospital Emergency Department doctor at an international conference in Germany. Read more...

An amazing recovery: from coma to marathon

East Lindfield man Kevin Luu defied the odds after a devastating bike accident – now he is running in next month's Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Read more...

Sugary drinks shown the door at Ryde Hospital

Ryde Hospital is making healthy normal by removing sugary drinks from sale in its vending machines and cafes by December 2017. Read more...

​Sugary drinks shown the door at Manly and Mona Vale hospitals

Manly and Mona Vale hospitals are making healthy normal by removing sugary drinks from sale in their vending machines and cafes by December 2017. Read more...

Meet Kerrie: The face of a new RNSH appeal

Grandmother Kerrie Jarvis knows only too well the importance of Royal North Shore Hospital – tragic and challenging health issues have seen her enter its doors many times. Read more...

Improved meal service on the menu at Hornsby

Hornsby Hospital patients now have a wider choice of meals and more flexibility to order according to their appetite. Read more...

New, free DIY HIV testing kit

A new, free at-home self-test kit for HIV is now available on the North Shore and Northern Beaches. Read more...

Big Red Kidney Bus embarks on NSW holiday tour

Australians living with kidney failure will be able to take holidays in NSW without missing life-saving dialysis treatment, following a partnership between Royal North Shore Hospital and Kidney Health Australia. Read more...

Keep fit this flu season

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) is encouraging older adults to keep active this winter in the battle to reduce the impact from seasonal influenza. Read more...

Move right to stay upright this April Falls Day

Move right to stay upright is the message health experts are highlighting as they raise awareness and help prevent falls during April Falls Day 2017. Read more...

Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club supports their local hospital with more than $100,000

Ryde Hospital has been able to upgrade its medical equipment thanks to two donations from the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. Read more...

12 years of CHEERS

On Tuesday 14 March more than 80 Northern Beaches seniors will celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the local Cheerful Healthy Eating for Elderly Residents and Seniors (CHEERS) program at Long Reef Golf Club. Read more...

​Amanda Keller lends her talents to help spinal patients at RNSH

Funny woman Amanda Keller will host the Autumn Spinal Ball which aims to raise $35,000 towards equipment and rehabilitation for patients in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital. Read more...

Ryde Hospital scores new chairs thanks to Gladesville Hornsby Football Association

Ryde Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has kicked a goal thanks to a donation from a local football association which donated $13,000 to buy new chairs for patients and their families. Read more.....

Breastscreen Mobile Van visits Northern Beaches

Nine out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease, according to new research. Read more...

Healthcare at home for our youngest patients

Some children and families can now receive hospital care in their own home thanks to a new family-friendly service launched by Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD). Read more...


New Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Board Chairman and members

Lawyer and science-enthusiast Mr Trevor Danos AM is the newly appointed Chair of the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board. Read more...

 

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