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NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

The ACI works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. It focuses on collaboration, innovation, and better healthcare through service redesign and evaluation, specialist advice on healthcare innovation, guidelines and models of care, implementation support, knowledge sharing, and continuous capability building. ACI is committed to developing a culture which demonstrates respect for the needs and priorities of Aboriginal people.


Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC)

Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) was established in Grafton on the 5th August 1991 following a government inquiry into the possible effects of the asbestos mine at Baryulgil. It’s vision is to improve the physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual health of Aboriginal people in the Clarence Valley. BNMAC is committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all clients. With facilities in Grafton, Casino, Yamba and Maclean, Bulgarr Ngaru is the leading provider of health services to the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl people. Each year BNMAC provides more than 42,922 episodes of care to over 4669 clients through medical, social, and family support programs.


Commonwealth Bank, Regional and Agri Business, North Coast

Commonwealth Bank provides a comprehensive range of financial services to over 20,000 customers, located in regional and rural Australia. It develops strong relationships with their customers to get a real understanding of their business financial needs, and then implements the best strategies for each customer's unique situation.

CommBank has been committed to regional communities and agribusiness for more than 100 years.

71/79 Horton St, Port Macquarie

(02) 6583 1477   Open: 9:30am-4pm

Regional and Agribusiness Banking Program

North Coast Vascular

Dr Deepak Williams, MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin), FRCPS (Glas) FRACS, FRACS (Vasc), is a vascular and endovascular surgeon and medical director of North Coast Vascular.

He currently consults at St Vincent’s Hospital Lismore and Lismore Base Hospital. He also holds appointments as visiting vascular surgeon to Ballina Hospital.

Dr William’s areas of special interest include:

  • Hybrid vascular surgery combining open surgery and endovascular (or minimally invasive) procedures to deliver better patient outcomes.
  • Minimally invasive surgery for Hyperhidrosis
  • Amputations
  • Dialysis fistula surgery

Dr William's is heavily involved with training the next generation of doctors rotating through Lismore Base Hospital and medical students coming through the University Departments of Rural Health program.


Mid North Coast Local Health District

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) covers an area of 11,335 square kilometres extending from Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area in the south to Coffs Harbour Local Government Area in the north.

MNCLHD is a non commercial government funded health organisation that provides quality health care at public hospitals in Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey, Macksville, Port Macquarie and Wauchope.

There are 10 Community Health Centres in the District which are located at Bellingen, Camden Haven, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey, Macksville, Port Macquarie, South West Rocks, Wauchope and Woolgoolga.

The Mid North Coast has one of the fastest growing and ageing populations in NSW, with MNCLHD providing a diverse range of services to a population of about 215,000 people.


Northern NSW Local Health District

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has been set-up in accordance with the National Health and Hospital Agreement.

Local decision-making is at the forefront of the organisation, led by a professional Health District Board and LHD Chief Executive.

NNSWLHD covers an area from the north eastern NSW extending from Tweed Heads in the north to Tabulam and Urbenville in the west and to Nymboida in the south an area of 20,732 square kilometres. It continually works to improve the quality of health services provided to patients in the region.