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WNSWLHD leading the way with Net Zero Programs

29 August 2022

Two projects from the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) have been selected as part of the NSW Health, Climate Risk and Net Zero Unit, Net Zero Leads program. The Program supports existing staff to embed net zero principles into the delivery of care across their network. WNSWLHD Director of Corporate Service, Jeff Morrissey said, “Only 10 project leads have...

GP surgical clinic improving access to care for Lachlan Valley communities

25 August 2022

Communities across the Lachlan Valley will benefit from improved access to high-quality surgical care, following the re-establishment of a Rural Generalist Surgical Clinic at Parkes Hospital The reinvigorated clinic is being delivered by Dr Angus Brown, a Rural Generalist with advanced skills in General Surgery, Endoscopy and Emergency Medicine, and offers pre and post-operative care for a range of procedures....

Cowra Hospital Auxiliary provides vital equipment

22 August 2022

Cowra Health Service is now able to provide minor Urology surgery, thanks to the donation from the Cowra Hospital Auxiliary. Cowra Health Service Manager, Pauline Rowston, said, “We are so grateful to the Cowra Hospital Auxiliary for the donation. For the first time Cowra Health Service can provide urology surgery services. This is a great addition to our services for...

Lachlan Health Service welcomes students with open arms

16 August 2022

Health-focused students from regional areas gained valuable insight from experienced clinicians during a visit to Parkes Hospital recently, supporting their studies and growth in a rural healthcare setting. Seven students across a range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing and allied health, from Charles Sturt University and the University of Wollongong took part, along with two work experience students from Parkes...

WNSWLHD’s first Nurse Endoscopist at Dubbo Health Service

11 August 2022

Patients across Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) are set to benefit from the skills of the District’s first fully-accredited Nurse Endoscopist (NE) on site at Dubbo Hospital. Samantha Quarmby, Dubbo Health Service Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said Christal Ayton has completed her formal NE training at Dubbo Hospital under the supervision of Dr Dean Fisher after 30 years...