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New service enhances cardiac care in Western NSW

23 June 2022

Access to first-class cardiac care and treatment across Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) has been significantly enhanced with the opening of Dubbo Hospital’s brand new Cardiac Catheter Laboratory. The new Cardiac Cath Lab welcomed its first patients on Wednesday 8 June, and is the final service to come online as part of the $150 million third and fourth stages...

Families invited to Welcome to Bourke Community Baby Ceremony

21 June 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is inviting families in Bourke and surrounding areas to take part in a Welcome to Bourke Community Baby Ceremony on Thursday 14 July. Open to all infants aged from birth to two years, this year’s ceremony will be the second held following the first in 2021, and will form part of Bourke’s NAIDOC Week...

More than $149 million to reduce costs for regional patients

20 June 2022

More than 45,000 people in rural and regional NSW are set to benefit from an expansion of the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), with the NSW Government investing an additional $149.5 million as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said this funding will make sure people living in...

$200 million upgrade for Bathurst Health Service

15 June 2022

The NSW Government will invest $200 million in a major redevelopment of Bathurst Hospital as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget. Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said this significant upgrade will ensure the local community and wider Central West region will have access to high quality care now and well into the future....

Historic health partnership to target diabetes in Western NSW

14 June 2022

People living with Type 2 diabetes in Western NSW are set to benefit from a $13.7 million investment from the NSW Government’s Collaborative Commissioning program aimed to drive patient centred diabetes care in their local community. Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the funding will be rolled out over three years and deliver more co-ordinated, targeted diabetes care to...

Countdown begins to Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital Centenary Celebrations

31 May 2022

On 28 June 2022, Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital will celebrate 100 years of operations, a milestone which highlights the hospital’s proud history of providing care and support to the community. Janice Rumph, Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital Health Service Manager, is delighted to announce that Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) will be hosting two centenary celebrations. On Tuesday 28 June...

Quit Tobacco and Breathe On Country

31 May 2022

An estimated 20 billion cigarettes are smoked annually in Australia, with seven billion cigarette butts discarded as litter. With the current rise in vaping rates, there is also concern for the rise in waste with these single-use plastic products. To mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on 31 May, Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) and Koori Quitline are partnering...

Dr Shannon Nott wins NSW Health Award

20 May 2022

Dr Shannon Nott, Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Rural Health Director of Medical Services, has won NSW Health’s Collaborative Staff Member of the Year Award. The 2021 NSW Health Award winners were announced yesterday, following a staggering 192 nominations across the state’s public health system. Mark Spittal, WNSWLHD Chief Executive, said he is very proud of Dr Nott and...

Regional health heroes revealed ahead of NSW Health Awards

13 May 2022

Outstanding NSW Health staff from across the state were honoured this week for their extraordinary work, with the finalists in the 2021 NSW Health Awards revealed on Tuesday 10 May. Two of the nominees are from Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), one individual award nominee and one team award nominee. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Minister for Regional...

WNSWLHD announces Nurse of the Year

13 May 2022

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is delighted to announce Christine Bright as its Nurse of the Year, to help continue celebrations for International Nurses Day. The WNSWLHD Nurse of the Year is based on three sections; their demonstration and commitment to the Living Well Together Values, a commitment to the nursing profession and the demonstration of leadership in...