NSLHD Annual Public Meeting (APM)

Northern Sydney Local Health District NSLHD) Annual Public Meeting will be held at 12pm on Monday 19 December 2016 at Kolling Auditorium at Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Rd, St Leonards, Sydney. Read more...

​Father backs RNSH Christmas Appeal after coma crisis

Banking industry executive Craig Johnston's 34th birthday is a day he will never forget – not that he can remember it.

Instead of celebrating with family, Mr Johnston was in a coma in intensive care after what he thought was a regular winter bug turned out to be much more serious. Read more...

RNSH photo comp - voting time!

There's been a picture perfect response to the 2016 RNSH Staff Photographic Competition. The best 30 are now on display outside the Ambulatory Care Centre in the ASB, so make sure you check them out and vote for your favourite. Read more...

Swipe and ride to better health at RNSH

Hospital staff and the wider community will now be able to get on their bikes with a trial hire scheme launched at Royal North Shore's St Leonards campus last week. Read more...


​RNSH celebrates first anniversary of revolutionary pain control device

It’s been a big year for Joe Grewal. The 61-year-old retired motor mechanic and banana grower has had his life transformed by a revolutionary new pain control device which was inserted into his spine a year ago at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). Read more...

RNSH and Sydney Uni invite you to walk with your doc this October

Doctors, researchers and allied health professionals from Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) and Sydney University are practicing what they preach by leading local walks to encourage the community to get active and improve bone and joint health. Read more...

Chatswood High students step up to raise funds for sick kids at RNSH

Year 12 ‘muck-up days’ are typically known to be filled with mufti clothes and mischief but one school is turning the convention on its head by using the day to raise funds for their local hospital. Read more...

Spring sting for seasonal hayfever and asthma sufferers

This year’s spring pollen season is tipped to be the worst for years with recent winter rain causing allergy-inducing plants to flourish, according to a leading Northern Sydney immunologist. Read more...

Mitochondrial Information Day

Mito Information Days offer members of the community the opportunity to hear presentations from, and speak with, leading researchers and medical professionals working in the field of mito. You're invited to attend the next info session on September 14 at RNSH. Read more...

Ryde Diabetes Interest Group discuss exercise as medicine

This month the Ryde Diabetes Interest Group will be learning how exercise can be an effective medicine in managing their condition. Join us on Friday, 19 August 2016, 10am – noon at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, Ryedale Road, West Ryde. Read more...  

​Ryde Hospital births third generation of girls

When Tegan O'Brien fell pregnant her priority was to deliver her baby safely in an environment that suited her best. Little did the Epping resident expect that Ryde Hospital's Midwifery Group Practice would be the exact care she was looking for and allow her to continue a family tradition of delivering her daughter at Ryde Hospital. Read more...

​Graythwaite Rehabilitation patients sing for health

It is hard to not break into dance when the patients of Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre are joyfully hitting the high notes each Thursday at choir therapy. Read more...

​RNSH trials technology innovation for radiotherapy

In an effort to maximise accessibility to superior prostate cancer treatment, Royal North Shore Hospital is trialling the application of its proven technology to standard radiotherapy equipment in a world-first trial. Read more...

Survey reveals Northern Sydney Cancer patients rate their care highly

Cancer patients of Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) have rated their overall care as "very good" according to the latest Outpatient Cancer Clinic Survey data released today. Read more...

Australian first pilot of Music and Memory at Hornsby

 NSLHD is partnering with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and Arts Health Institute (AHI) to bring an Australian-first pilot of the Music & Memory program to local acute care services at the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Adult Mental Health Unit and the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Rehabilitation and Aged Care Service. Read more...

Get ready to Steptember!

Are you guilty of only taking 3,000 steps a day like the average office worker? Did you know that the recommended daily minimum is 10,000? Scary, huh. But the good news is there's an easy way to bridge that gap. Just step up to Steptember. Read more...

​Diabetes Awareness Week on the Northern Beaches

Diabetes Awareness Week runs from July 9-15 and the Northern Beaches Diabetes Service is encouraging people to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Read more...

​Join Dry July & WIN

Dry July 2016 has officially launched. We are looking for willing participants to join the RNSH team to help us reach our $400,000 goal. This year for the first time you could be in with a chance to WIN a luxury shopping spree with a $2000 Westfield voucher and the weekend loan of a Mercedes-Benz. Read more...

​Researchers work towards test for predicting flu complications

Researchers at Royal North Shore Hospital and from the University of Sydney are embarking on a ground breaking trial which may result in a test to identify those at risk of complications from influenza. Read more...

Stamping out smoking at the forum

Smoking will be stamped out at The Forum Plaza, Pacific Highway St. Leonards on World No Tobacco Day, 31st May. Read more...

NSW Health to stage HIV Testing Week again in 2016

Around 14 per cent of people with HIV in NSW may be unaware they have the virus, a statistic NSW Health is looking to change. Read more...

QUIT Smoking via the Internet

Cigarette Smokers are wanted to participate in a research study, coordinated from Royal North Shore Hospital. Read more... 

​Big Red Bus to deliver vital dialysis service across NSW

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

Information session: 'Menopause & Sexuality’

Early Breast Cancer Information & Support Program
Northern Sydney Cancer Centre invites you to a free information evening for women with early breast cancer, their female family members & friends. Read more... 

Dementia and delirium the focus of new medical ward

Alzheimer’s Australia’s latest figures show 2,832 people living with dementia currently reside across the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai electorates and these numbers are predicted to rise to 6,470 by 2050. Read more... 

SHARE Morning tea

All burns patients and outpatients; family or carers of burns patients are welcome to join us for morning tea, meet some of our S.H.A.R.E. BURNS PEER SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS and chat with other burns survivors. Read more... 

World Hand Hygiene Day

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) hospital staff pledged a commitment to life saving hand hygiene on Thursday, 5 May, reinforcing the importance of clean hands in health care. Read more...

Mona Vale Community Health Centre officially opens

Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today officially opened the purpose-built, $30 million Mona Vale Community Health Centre. Read more....


​​Tweet Chat

If you're joining us today for the first @NthSydHealth tweet chat #NSLHDbuzz with #RydeHospital here's how to get involved in the conversation. Read more...

Information Evening

Choices in dealing with pain before and after cancer treatment

Join us at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) for an information session designed for those living with cancer, family members and friends. Read more...

​One local nurse's journey to save lives

One very dedicated and passionate Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) nurse is on a mission to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation by riding her bike from Wyong to Canberra during DonateLife Week.



St Ives AFL Junior Club donates $2297.05 to Northern Sydney Cancer Centre

St Ives AFL Junior Club has donated $2297.05 to CanSupport at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, at Royal North Shore Hospital.  The funds were raised via their Pink Socks event held on Mother’s Day 2015.
Dry July Please suport us

​Dry July – it’s more than a just sobering thought – it’s raised over $1 million in the last 3 years

Royal North Shore Hospital has been a beneficiary of Dry July since 2012 and we are very excited to be back in 2015.

On behalf of all of the staff and patients at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, we ask you to join us by providing your support. 

Your generosity will enable us to offer the best possible treatment environments and services to our cancer patients.


The Winter Cancer Charity Ball

Join us for a magical evening of fine food, entertainment and fabulous auctions as we transform Sydney Town Hall into a winter wonderland and help raise vital funds needed for essential cancer medical research. 

Health advice on Martin Place incident

If you are feeling distressed or anxious about the Martin Place incident help is available, including advice for supporting children, via the NSW Health website.

Northern Sydney Early Childhood Health Centres celebrate 100 years helping families

One thing a family can be sure of when they bring home their new baby is that they will most likely meet their child and family health nurse in their local community.

Speech Pathology Week Photo Competition

Speech Pathology Week is the annual week to raise awareness about communication and swallowing disorders, as well as the work of speech pathologists.

This year, NSLHD is holding a photo competition. Join in for your chance to win a range of fantastic prizes!

​ICD Network

Do you have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)? You are invited to join the ICD Network on 17 July, which provides support, education and the ability to connect with other ICD recipients.

Save the date: New Horizons 2014

Save the date for the 31st Combined Health Science Conference co-hosted by the University of Technology Sydney, The University of Sydney, the Kolling Institute of Medical Research and Royal North Shore Hospital.


Join us for a celebration of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Day on Wednesday 9 July 2014.

​Young ICD Network

Exercise and ICDs: a toolbox of ideas and ICD essentials

If you are young (less than 50 years) or young at heart and have an ICD, you and your family are invited to be a part of the Young ICD Network.  The aim of this group is to provide support, education and the opportunity to meet and connect with other young ICD recipients.

Your opportunity to improve health services

Northern Sydney Local Health District community participation committees in partnership with Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local invite you to come and have your say at a free community health forum. ​

People in a seminar

​North Shore Ryde Health Service seeks involvement from the community

The North Shore Ryde Health Service (NSRHS), which provides health services to the residents of Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Ryde, Hunters Hill and North Sydney, is looking for new members to join the Ryde Community Consultative Committee.

Malcolm Fisher Department of Intensive Care Medicine, RNSH

In December 2013, RNSH opened the Malcolm Fisher Department of Intensive Care Medicine.

World first trial to improve prostate cancer care

November 2013

Researchers and clinicians from the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre are leading a world first clinical trial using a tracking system to improve prostate cancer radiotherapy treatment.

Hornsby Hospital STAR building sod turn

Hornsby STAR Building Redevelopment

November 2013

The first sod of the $120 million STAR Building at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital is underway.

Aboriginal Health Services Plan 2013-2016

NSLHD practical plan to improve the health of Aboriginal residents

November 2013

NSLHD's Director of Aboriginal Health, Peter Shine, is hoping the District's Aboriginal Health Plan will get people talking.

Disability Action Plan front page

NSLHD launches new focus on carers

December 2013

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) has launched two significant documents which will shape the future delivery of health care in the local community.
The NSLHD Disability Action Plan and the NSW Carer Recognition Act will change the provision of health care and together promote a major shift in the design, delivery and evaluation of health care.