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Art Innovation and Inspiration

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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. The MNCLHD 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. The MNCLHD provides a diverse range of services to a population of about 215,000 people.

The traditional custodians of the land covered by the MNCLHD are the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Birpai and Nganyaywana Nations. 

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National health Innovation and Research Symposium

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is recognised for innovation in healthcare delivery, research and communications. Our vision involves collaboration with existing and new partners – health care providers, academia and the non-health sector, working together to deliver an efficient and responsive health care system to our community.

The Mid North Coast Local Health District will host the National Health Innovation and Research Symposium on 3 – 4 August 2017. The Symposium will focus on creating a connected health environment for patients and the community. The aim is to provide a platform for information exchange through interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration.

The Symposium will showcase innovation, research and programs that support Integrated Care through:

Digital Health

  • Digital technologies transforming and improving healthcare
    outcomes
  • Accessing your personal health information
  • Utilising everyday technologies in a health context

The Age of the Customer

  • Collaboration with NGOs
  • Patient-Centred Care
  • Patient Co-Design to improve the consumer experience

Distributed Model of Health Care Delivery

  • Primary Health Care
  • Care of the Dying
  • How to use data to measure and add value?


Art Innovation and inspiration

The artwork utilised for this Symposium was inspired by one of the first modernists in Australia and New Zealand: Len Lye (1901-1980), film maker, kinetic artist, painter, writer and theorist.  

His sculptures are closely related to his films — both are expressions of his lifetime aim of creating a new “art of motion”. Lye’s approach was new because his sculpture tended to be based on the body and on natural forms. 

To find out more about Len Lye and his artistic works go to the Len Lye Foundation.