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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...

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...