’Our Health District, Living Well Together’ is a theme the Western NSW Local Health District will embrace as the feature exhibit for the 2011 Australian National Field Days (ANFD) in Borenore from 18th-20th October.
The Local Health District earnestly welcomed the invitation by the ANFD Committee earlier this year and is now set to preview what will take centre stage at the event at an official launch of the feature exhibit on Thursday 21 July 2011 at the ANFD site.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Australian National Field Day committee for this major event for the region,” said Acting Chief Executive for the Western NSW LHD, Lynne Weir.
“This is a significant honour for the Local Health District and a wonderful opportunity to showcase our services and staff, and share our work with people from right across the country. Visitors will be given a detailed insight into the many ways our Local Health District is supporting healthy communities,” said Ms Weir.
“It is also a wonderful opportunity to unveil the versatile career paths available in rural health, and the many opportunities that are on our door step in our Local Health District,” she said.
Disaster management, community partnerships, local Health Councils, volunteer programs, and a whole range of general and mental health services will also be showcased at the ANFD.
Australian National Field Days Manager, Jayne West, said the ANFD is a great setting to educate the community about services available to them and about staying healthy.
“The ANFD is Australia’s oldest annual agricultural exhibition and attracts more than 600 exhibitors to display their products every year, which is a great environment to showcase the Health District,” said Ms West.
“This year marks our 60th Anniversary and we’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone with the Western NSW Local Health District as the feature exhibit. Without healthy communities, we can’t have healthy industry.”
The Western NSW LHD has developed a logo and slogan especially for the ANFD, ‘Our Health District, living well together’, which will form a basis for all activities on site.
“Our ANFD brand will be coupled with an overarching theme, ‘life stages’, to showcase everything from birth onwards. No matter what stage of life’s journey you may be experiencing, there is no doubt you will need help or advice from the Local Health District along the way. Our helping role is what we hope to explain and share at the ANFD,” said Ms Weir.
The feature exhibit will be displayed inside the Trevor Elliott Pavilion and lawn area in the centre of the ANFD site, which will house interactive displays, real medical equipment, audio-visual material, and even live performances on stage.
“We’re thinking outside the square to show visitors what the Local Health District actually is, because there are many areas of our organisation that people may not know exists. Everyone who visits the exhibit will learn something new, take away something to share with others, and most certainly have a good time,” said Ms Weir.
The 2011 ANFD will be held from the 18-20th October 2011 and is open to the public between 8:30am-5:00pm.