QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I was in tears. I was so humbled to be a regional winner in the first place and it’s just overwhelming to be recognised like this. I didn’t ask to be recognised but obviously my work hasn’t gone unnoticed.” Wendy Dalton talks about being named NSW Vounteer of the Year.
“Like the rest of our community, I am sick of petrol prices in regional and country areas, like ours, being at times 20 to 30 cents a litre higher than in the city.” - Kevin Hogan presents his notice of motion for a royal commission into parliament.
“They’re basically impersonating council workers, following them around and going to local businesses and pretending they are from council.” - a director from Maclean Discount Pharmacy talks after they were taken by Irish conmen posing as council workers.
“The car scraped along the side of the bus and it tore the wheel off the car, so it’s a miracle everyone is OK.” - witness Vicki Hambly talks about a near miss where a bus and a car collided at Ulmarra.
“I started screaming and waving my phone as cars went past, but no one stopped.” Sheree Williamson tells of trying to flag someone down after she was trapped in her car with a broken neck.
“It’s great to see that our younger patients are experiencing high levels of satisfaction with the care they’re receiving in our facilities.” Northern NSW Local Health District chief executive Wayne Jones talks about Grafton Base Hospital’s above average result for children’s care.