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Mehi Sector

 

Bingara

Bingara is a jewel, being one of the few places within Australia to have produced diamonds, on the banks of the Gwydir River. The historic former goldmining town offers fishing, bird watching, horse riding, bushwalking and fossicking – for gold, garnets, agates, quartz and petrified wood – as recreational pursuits. There are childcare, preschool and primary school options for the population of one thousand. 

The Multi-Purpose Service features an emergency department, seven acute beds and fourteen residential aged care beds. There are a range of visiting medical and allied health services and committed community, women and child nurses.

 

Boggabri

Boggabri Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) is a 20 bed facility offering services in residential aged care, acute patients and emergency presentations. Located on-site is a medical centre, ambulance service and community health offering visiting medical staff, allied health services and women and child health.

Boggabri is located on the southern edge of the Nandewar Ranges, between Gunnedah and Narrabri on the Kamilaroi Highway it has a population around 900 people. Boggabri is a small and welcoming town on the Namoi River. The scenery is rich and the area is well known for local rock formations such as Gin's Leap and Dripping Rock and gem stones like the famous Thunder Egg.

 

Moree

Moree, in north-western NSW, is located 627km North West of Sydney and 481km south west from Brisbane. The combination of the rich black soil and the Mediterranean style climate make it an ideal place to base yourself with both relaxation and adventure being catered for. The famous artesian spas are naturally heated to 41 degrees Celsius acting as a huge drawcard for locals and tourists alike. The town features all modern conveniences in this inland city, with education, transport and services are available with this inland lifestyle including daily flights to Sydney. Two preschool, four primary schools and three high school options, alongside affordable housing options make moving to Moree an easy choice. Moree also has a great range of available cultural activities, places of worship and dining options that ensure residents don't miss out on culture rich experiences and simple, convenient, rural living.

Moree Health Service is a fifty two bed acute facility providing acute medical, surgical, emergency, maternity, and oncology services. A diverse range of surgical specialities are performed at Moree including general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, ophthalmology, gynaecology, obstetric , endoscopy, skin cancer surgery and surgery.

There is a wide range of community health services offered including wide range of services including Aboriginal health, community nursing, counselling, diet and nutrition, social work, speech pathology, sexual assault and health promotion, OT, physio and women's health.

 

Narrabri

Narrabri is located in the heart of the Namoi Valley in north‐western NSW, Narrabri is a vibrant centre known for industries in cotton, beef and wheat. A haven for foodies, the area offers an abundance of beautiful local produce such as olives, wine, honey and pasta. Nature enthusiasts relish the unique natural attractions, including the breathtaking Mt Kaputar National Park, formed around an extinct volcano rising dramatically out of the black soil plains. Enjoy stunning walking tracks, hot artesian bore baths, camping, and numerous water sports. Narrabri is a great place for families; voted the most sporting town in Australia, it offers many recreational facilities, as well as three primary schools, a high school and numerous child care centres. Locals appreciate the inland lifestyle and sense of community all only two hours' drive from Tamworth and Moree. With many affordable housing options, a vibrant art and culture scene, a variety of places of worship for each religion and a great range of restaurants Narrabri is a thriving rural community.

The thirty eight bed hospital was redevelpoped in 2012, opening in February to provide services in surgical, emergency, paediatrics, medical, maternity, OT and community health services and has a broad range of health staff including the areas of social work, speech pathology, imaging and pathology. The facilities underwent development and opened in February 2012.

The community health centre at Narrabri offers services in Aboriginal Health, Counselling, Diet and Nutrition, Speech Pathology, OT, Women's Health, Aged Care and Podiatry.

 

Warialda

Warialda on the North West Slopes and Plains with a population of 1,300 is known as the place of wild honey. Surrounded by bushland Warialda is highly involved in mixed farming of stock and cropping being supplied by a good water supply and the black rich soil of the Mehi Sector. Beef, sheep, pigs, wheat, sorghum, oats and barley are the main stayers with olives, oil seeds, cotton and aquaculture also.

Warialda Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) provides care for emergency, medical, palliative, respite, post-surgical, slow stream rehabilitation and paediatric clients. The twenty five bed facility features ten dedicated inpatient beds and fifteen for residential aged care. Pathology, imaging and pharmacy, and community and allied health services are also provided.

 

Wee Waa

Wee Waa is the gateway to the Far West and one of Australia's leading agricultural area, being well known as the Cotton Capital of Australia. Spend your down time sampling the local hospitality, exploring, bushwalking and visiting bore baths in Pilliga and Burren Junction and visiting historical sites and buildings. A visit to the Australian Telescope is a must with radio waves being received from deep space through the six gigantic dishes which have been in place since the 1980's. Education options include two primary schools and a high school.

The hospital features fifteen general medical beds and two for emergency. The recent upgrade focused on the ED providing a modern, secure, well-resourced rural hospital. Community based services offer child and family health, x-ray, pathology, women's health, dietitian, counselling and Aboriginal Health.

 

For further details on roles and facilities please contact the respective representative below:

Name FacilityPhone
​Sue Mack- Health Service Manager​Bingara MPS​02 6728 0106
​Elizabeth Worboys- Health Service Manager​Boggabri MPS​02 6749 7031
Bronwyn Cosh- Health Service ManagerMoree Hospital02 6757 0009
Lee Clissold- Health Service ManagerMoree Community Health02 6757 0211
Sharon Simpson- Health Service ManagerNarrabri Hospital02 6799 2911
Margo Carberry- Health Service ManagerNarrabri Community Health02 6799 2903
​Renae Bolch- Health Service Manager​Warialda MPS​02 6728 9006
David Quirk- Health Service ManagerWee Waa Hospital02 6757 0008