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Ear, nose and throat patients to benefit from specialist services

14 December 2022

Patients requiring ear, nose and throat (ENT) care in the Orange area will benefit from improved access to specialist services next year. Dr Sid Vohra, Orange Health Service Director of Medical Services, said the hospital will take on one ENT specialist trainee in 2023 and will also establish the area’s only public, specialist outpatient clinics. “Having an on-site ENT specialist...

A better start for children in Western NSW

13 December 2022

Families in Western NSW will benefit from five newly accredited Child and Family Health Nurses who have started work across Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD). Child and Family Health Nurses support families with babies and children aged 0-5 years in the community, providing health and developmental checks as well as education and advice for parents. WNSWLHD Chief Executive Mark...

Western NSW public hospitals maintain performance through challenging quarter

09 December 2022

The latest Bureau of Health Information Healthcare Quarterly report shows hospitals in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) continued to deliver high-quality care from July to September 2022, despite significant challenges presented by COVID-19, influenza and other winter illnesses. The report reflects another busy period of complex presentations and admissions to our hospitals and significant numbers of staff furloughed due...

Speak up for your community’s health needs

09 December 2022

Residents in Western NSW are being invited to help shape the future of health services in their community, with expressions of interest now open for the Northern Sub Region Health and Planning Committee. Those who have an interest in health are encouraged to join the Committee and help create a strong community voice that will help guide the planning, design...

Major recognition for the Virtual Rural Generalist Service

05 December 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) would like to congratulate everyone involved in the District’s Virtual Rural Generalist Service (VRGS) which has won the NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence in Digital Innovation. WNSWLHD Chief Executive Mark Spittal said the award clearly shows how the Western NSW Local Health District is leading the way in delivering virtual care to the communities...

Ongoing mental health support available for flood-affected communities

01 December 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is reminding families and communities that ongoing mental health support is available for those impacted by recent flooding events across the region. Helen McFarlane, WNSWLHD Acting Director of Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, said it is incredibly important for people to look after their mental health and wellbeing during such a distressing time. “We...