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Aboriginal vaccination rates in Western NSW headed in the right direction

28 October 2021

​COVID-19 vaccination rates for Aboriginal people in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) are among the highest in NSW and continuing to climb, according to the latest data from the Australian Immunisation Register. Among those who identify as Aboriginal in WNSWLHD, to 24 October 77.6 per cent of people aged 16 years and older had received a first dose of...

Bathurst COVID testing location set for the foreseeable future

28 October 2021

The recently-established drive-through COVID-19 testing service at the old Clancy Motors site in Howick Street is set to remain in place for the foreseeable future. Adrian Fahy, of the Western NSW Local Health District, said that while some traffic and parking disruption may be unavoidable during periods of peak testing, they would be managed as carefully as possible to maintain...

Western NSW setting an example for COVID-19 vaccination

26 October 2021

​The communities of Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) are showing the rest of the state how it’s done, with some of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in NSW. The latest data from the Australian Immunisation Register revealed that, to 24 October, WNSWLHD’s second-dose vaccination rate for those aged 12-15 was the highest in the state at 68.1 per cent...

Bathurst residents urged to get vaccinated as new data revealed

23 October 2021

​Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Chief Executive Scott McLachlan is urging any unvaccinated residents in Bathurst to get their jab and help stop the spread of COVID-19. The latest data from the Australian Immunisation Register revealed that, to 17 October, vaccination rates in the Bathurst Regional Local Government Area (LGA) are among the lowest in the District. “For people...

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE UP VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEKEND

22 October 2021

​Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is participating in a state-wide push this weekend to see even more students vaccinated against COVID-19. ​Scott McLachlan, WNSWLHD Chief Executive, said that while vaccination rates for those aged over 16 in the Local Health District are quite good, there is still room for improvement in the number of 12-15 year olds who are...

Dubbo’s Child and Family Health Team on the move in December

18 October 2021

People using the services of the Dubbo Child and Family Health Team will find them at a new location in December, with the move a part of all clinical and corporate services shifting out of the Hawthorn Street site. With a final moving date still to be set, the revitalised Dubbo Community Health Centre in Palmer Street will be the...

WALK-IN VACCINATION NOW AVAILABLE AT BATHURST, ORANGE & DUBBO CLINICS.

13 October 2021

​People will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccination without appointments at WNSWLHD clinics in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo with all three now open to walk-ins as well as booked appointments. Scott McLachlan, WNSWLHD Chief Executive, said that while bookings can still be made online or by calling HealthDirect, opening the permanent clinics up for walk-ins is the next logical...

Changes to visitor requirements in WNSWLHD facilities

12 October 2021

Visitor restrictions for patients have changed with most patients now able to receive two visitors per day so long as those visitors: Are aged 12 years or over Have fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Therapeutic Goods Association Have evidence of the vaccination status Are wearing a mask when they enter the facility, and...

Local Health chief to move onto Central Coast role

07 October 2021

Scott McLachlan, Chief Executive of the Western NSW Local Health District, has announced today that he will be leaving the region to take up the role of Chief Executive of the Central Coast Local Health District. “After eight years in this role, I believe it’s time for me to take on a new challenge, and to also allow a fresh...