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Issues management

Hunter Valley Public Relations has managed a range of high profile incidents. These incidents vary in gravity and include the highest level of incidents which can be categorised as critical, either involving a fatality or is potentially fatal.


  • Power failures at tertiary referral hospitals;
  • Health response to State Rail disasters;
  • Industrial workplace deaths;
  • High profile patient admissions to NSW hospitals;
  • Critical adverse patient outcomes in NSW hospitals;
  • Management of medico-legal issues at NSW hospitals, and
  • Whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza outbreaks in maternity and children’s hospitals.


  • Coal seam natural gas exploration and production;
  • Land access for infrastructure projects;
  • Loss of Australian pharmaceutical exports and jobs to India;
  • The initial roll out of ADSL in Australia;
  • Initial state hospital response to SARS;
  • SARS response management in children’s hospitals;
  • Health response planning for Sydney airport disasters;
  • Cryptosporidium outbreaks relating to NSW Health;
  • A bank robbery;
  • Police shootings;
  • Fire destroying company buildings;
  • Sexual assault of a hospital patient;
  • Federal and State Ministerial media conferences;
  • National health and immigration media campaigns;
  • Olympic arrivals at Sydney airport, and
  • Visiting international dignitaries including royalty.

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