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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...

WNSWLHD announces Nursing & Midwifery Team of the Year

12 May 2022

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is delighted to announce the COVID Care in the Community (CCiC) and Remote In-Home Monitoring Team as its Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year, to help mark International Nurses Day. The WNSWLHD Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year is based on three criteria; the team’s demonstration and commitment to the Living Well Together values, a...

WNSWLHD announces Graduate Nurse of the Year

12 May 2022

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is delighted to announce Stacey Denny as its winner of the inaugural Pauline Webster-Cox Award for the Graduate Registered Nurse of the Year. Named in honour of Nurse Educator Pauline Webster-Cox, the award was established to recognise newly-graduated registered nurses from the preceding year who participated in the GradStart transition to professional practice...

WNSWLHD announces 2022 Midwife of the Year

05 May 2022

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is delighted to announce Katherine Skinner as its Midwife of the Year for 2022, to help mark International Day of the Midwife today. The WNSWLHD Midwife of the Year is based on three sections; their demonstration and commitment to the Living Well Together Values, commitment to the midwifery profession and demonstration of leadership...

Local Health District emergency departments perform well across challenging quarter

16 March 2022

The October to December 2021 quarter was a challenging period for Western New South Wales Local Health District (WNSWLHD), its staff, patients and community. The latest quarterly report from the Bureau of Health Information (BHI) captures the period following the peak of the Delta outbreak and the emergence of the Omicron variant. Despite this challenging period, WNSWLHD continued to provide...

ACCF and WNSWLHD banding together to raise cervical screening rates in Western NSW

11 March 2022

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Women’s Health Service and the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) have banded together to raise the cervical screening rates in Brewarrina, Lightning Ridge, Coonamble, and Gulargambone. Australia is on track to effectively eliminate cervical cancer by 2035. Preventative measures include the HPV vaccine available for all high school students and introduction of the...

WNSWLHD Paediatrician explains why children should receive COVID-19 vaccinations

10 March 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) experts are urging parents and carers to book their children in for a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible, to help protect both kids and those around them. Dr Allan Kerrigan, WNSWLHD Paediatrician and Staff Specialist, has seen first-hand how COVID-19 can affect children but also the impact it can have on people around...

Local communities to give feedback on Canowindra HealthOne facility

08 March 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is calling for feedback from the local community about the potential location of a HealthOne facility in Canowindra. In 2021, the NSW Government announced funding of $6 million to develop a HealthOne facility in Canowindra. Angela Firth, WNSWLHD Planning and Service Development Manager, said there are two options currently being considered as locations for...

WNSWLHD experts break down why COVID-19 boosters are so important

24 February 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) experts are urging people to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as possible, to ensure maximum protection as colder months approach. Dr Mel Berry, Medical Director Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, and Emergency Medicine Specialist, and Dr Allan Kerrigan, Paediatrician and Staff Specialist, have worked extensively in WNSWLHD’s pandemic response. Between the COVID Care...