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Car park project transforms Dubbo Hospital access

22 July 2022

The $30 million car park project at Dubbo Hospital is now complete with the official opening of a new multi-storey car park. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders and Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Mark Spittal today toured the facility which will provide hundreds of new car parking spaces on the campus. “The project will provide more...

Visitor restrictions in place at Bathurst Hospital

15 July 2022

Temporary visitor restrictions are in place at Bathurst Health Service as a precautionary measure to protect patients, healthcare workers and the community from the impact of COVID-19 and influenza-like-illnesses (ILI). Effectively immediately, visitation at Bathurst Hospital will be restricted to one visitor per patient per day. All visitors will be screened on entry and must follow the advice and guidance...

New Western NSW program reaches milestone in Diabetes Week

15 July 2022

Community healthcare providers across Western and Far West NSW are rising to the cause of responding to the regions’ type 2 diabetes needs under the NSW Government’s $13.7 million Collaborative Commissioning: Care Partnership – Diabetes program. The program, which will be accessed by patients as the Living Better and Stronger – Diabetes Program, aims to link more than 11,000 patients...

Seeking volunteers in Dubbo: Japanese Encephalitis community blood samples

12 July 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is encouraging members of the Dubbo community to volunteer to provide a blood sample and complete a short survey as part of an effort to identify historic infections of the Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV). Priscilla Stanley, WNSWLHD Public Health Director, said blood sampling in Dubbo is part of a wider survey also taking place...

Congratulations Jacqueline Spurway – NSW Sonographer of the Year

05 July 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) would like to congratulate Dr Jacqueline Spurway, Orange Health Service’s Chief Sonographer, who was crowned NSW Sonographer of the Year at the 2022 Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA) Awards of Excellence. The ASA Awards of Excellence honour outstanding achievements in sonography and were presented at last month’s Gala Dinner, during the 28th International Conference at...

Flu and COVID-19 vaccination blitz coming to Dubbo

05 July 2022

In collaboration with the Western NSW Primary Health Network and Dubbo Family Doctors, Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) will establish a pop-up influenza and COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Dubbo to help boost local vaccination rates. The walk-in clinic will operate for two days on Friday 8 July and Friday 15 July at the Dubbo Showground Woolpack Pavilion, from 9am...