The Mayor of Cobar says a large sharps disposal unit at the local hospital will now make it easier for people to discard used needles and syringes.

Lilliane Brady says she was recently approached by a woman with cancer who was told her sharps waste could not be accepted at the hospital due to the size of the container she had been using.

"This particular lady had a smaller container, she took the smaller container to the hospital and they didn't want to take it," she said.

The woman asked that council take on responsibility for sharps disposal.

Councillor Brady says while the council cannot do that, she has negotiated with the local health district for small containers to be accepted.

"The area board now has given us a big container so that they can take their syringes up there and drop them in this container, 120 litres container and all's well," she said.

"In the meantime the chemist is also taking them."

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.

 

FAQs

Email

If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net

Phone

  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.

Cancel