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Preventing seclusion and restraint

11 May 2018

​The NSW Government has released Mental Health Safety and Quality in NSW: An implementation plan to prevent seclusion and restraint. Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is committed to preventing the use of seclusion and restraint and welcomes consumer, carer and family involvement. To become a partner in this work, please contact WNSWLHD Director Integrated Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol, Jason...

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Learn And Grow’ During Mental Health Month

05 October 2016

Mental Health Month is a national mental health campaign coordinated every October by the Mental Health Association of NSW to promote good mental health and wellbeing in our local communities. Western NSW Local Health District’s Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol (MHDA) Services are working in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, TAFE NSW Western Orange and ...

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Trip Planner

25 July 2016

The Trip Planner is a pocket/wallet sized guide which provides a wealth of information on options for how to access Orange, Lithgow and Sydney for ‘Health and Medical Travel using Public Transport from Bathurst’. The first edition was developed in 2014 by Bathurst Health Council in collaboration with Bathurst Community Transport. The revised 2016 edition has been funded by Western NSW Local Health...

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Bourke Maternity

16 April 2016

To ensure a safe and sustainable model of care for both mother and baby, Bourke women should receive all ante-natal care from 38 weeks by Dubbo maternity services until the birth of their baby at Dubbo Hospital. Enjoying the new Dubbo maternity rooms Kristy Knight and Samara Milgate have shared their experiences in giving birth in Dubbo’s new maternity unit....

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A Welcoming Place – Turning the First Sod for Bourke Health Service Family Garden

16 December 2015

Last week community elder Heather Mieni and mum-to-be Juanita Knight joined together with Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Scott McLachlan to turn the first sod for the Bourke Health Service family garden. The purpose of the g​arden will be to provide a peaceful setting for all families when visiting the mum and meeting the new baby. Scott McLachlan...

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Understanding AMIHS – Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Strategy

09 December 2015

The AMIHS was developed by NSW Health to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal women and women with Aboriginal partners during pregnancy and birth by providing a service that is culturally sensitive, woman centred and provided in partnership with Aboriginal peoples. The Strategy supports Closing the Gap and upholds the understanding of and respect for Aboriginal culture. It provides community...

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Meet our New Midwifery Team

03 December 2015

Bourke Health Service has welcomed two new midwives who will provide ante-natal and post-natal care for mothers in and around Bourke. Matilda Davis has enj​oyed her move to Bourke. Originally from Orange she has been working in Maternity for three years. Matilda is also a Registered Nurse and has worked in ICU and Rehab. “The people in Bourke have been...

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