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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...