News

Residents may fix hospital

Campbell Hospital at Coraki
Campbell Hospital at Coraki

RESIDENTS of Coraki will raise the money themselves to fix the Campbell Hospital if the Northern NSW Local Health District won't.

The hospital has been closed since it sustained hail damage during a storm in September last year.

More than 100 people attended a meeting at Coraki yesterday where they committed to dig deep into their pockets to cover the cost of repairing the leaking hospital.

Committee chairman Gerard Criss drew a large round of applause when he said the residents of Coraki could raise the $17,400 to repair storm damage sustained by the beleaguered hospital.

"The structural engineer's report (on the hospital) confirms that the damage to the building is minor," he said.

"What is telling is that from the 39 items listed in the 'schedule of works', only the last two deals with the storm damage."

Mr Criss said the insurer would cover $99,200 "leaving $17,400 the Local Health District Board is responsible for due to a lack of maintenance done to the box gutter system".

"We could raise that money easily in our own community," he said.

Mr Criss even made the generous offer of matching any money raised dollar for dollar through the medical centre.

"That means the community only needs to raise $8700," he said.

Mr Criss said many of the items on the list of problems with the hospital needed to be looked into further.

"The list doesn't say when these items had become a problem, as some of them may have since been fixed," he said.

Questions from the floor included a query from Ronald 'Elvis' Roberts of Box Ridge who wanted to know where Chris Crawford was.

"I wanted to talk to Mr Crawford," he said.

One resident asked, even if the money was raised, what guarantee there was the hospital would open.

Topics:  campbell hospital coraki northern nsw local health district



Police fear for missing teen

Police have made a public appeal to help locate a missing teen.

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a teenager

VIDEO: Meet our shark watchers

Shark spotter, Orion, is excited about his new role with Shark Watchers.

Meet Orion Sturch, the 14-year-old who will be droning the sea to save your...

Joey survives after koala stomped on by cow

Dr Pyne said Fraser was "a battler".

"Mum was literally stomped to death"

Local Partners

Historian to explore social histories of Aboriginal communities

A NORTHERN Rivers historian has been awarded the prestigious $30,000 2016 NSW History Fellowship.


This week's Northern Rivers markets list

Craft, art and fresh produce merge at the local markets.

Where to get your fresh produce and coffee from

GALLERY: Summer meltdown with wrestling show

Apollo, the heavyweight champion of the International Wrestling Australia (IWA Pro Wrestling) which will bring its Summer Melt Down Tour to Evans Head in January 2017.

ORGANISERS have promised body-slamming, bone-crunching entertainment

Ten fantastic things to do on the Northern Rivers

CIRCUS ARTS: Superheroes and Supervillains will battle at out at the end of year show.

Superheroes, carols, dance parties and golf this week

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!