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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...

Free WNSWLHD vaccination clinics for Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus

29 November 2022

The Western NSW LHD (WNSWLHD) is running free vaccination clinics for eligible people in Dunedoo to help protect them against Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus in time for the summer mosquito season. It is important to vaccinate now against JE virus if you are eligible because it takes up to four weeks following vaccination to develop a protective immune response to...

SALLY DAVIS AND PENNY GIBBS APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS OF WESTERN NSW LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT BOARD

28 November 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Board Chair, Matthew Irvine, has welcomed two new members to the District’s Board, Ms Sally Davis and Ms Penny Gibbs. Ms Davis was born and raised in Western NSW, and for over 30 years has worked in Credit Management and Administration for various companies. Ms Davis and her husband own and run a mechanical...

Mental health services come together under one roof

23 November 2022

A $3.7 million refurbishment of facilities on Orange’s Bloomfield Hospital campus is benefitting children and young people across Western NSW Local Health District receiving community and inpatient mental health services. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient unit along with all community-based Infant, Child, Youth and Family Mental health (ICYFMH) services began operating from the building last month....

WNSWLHD nurse shines in paediatric care

23 November 2022

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) congratulates paediatric nurse Dominique Spork who was named this year’s Rural Winner of the Michelle Beets Award for Inspirational Paediatric Care by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. The memorial award recognises the commitment and achievements of healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to improve health outcomes, and in doing so inspire others to...

SPEAK UP FOR YOUR COMMUNITY’S HEALTH NEEDS

21 November 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 Central West 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,...

WNSWLHD Graduate Nurse wins state award

21 November 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...

Free WNSWLHD vaccination clinics for Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus Coonabarabran, Baradine, Coonamble and Gilgandra

17 November 2022

The Western NSW LHD (WNSWLHD) is running free vaccination clinics for eligible people in Cobar, Nyngan, and Warren to help protect them against Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus in time for the summer mosquito season. It is important to vaccinate now against JE virus if you are eligible because it takes up to four weeks following vaccination to develop a protective...

Free WNSWLHD vaccination clinics for Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus

11 November 2022

The Western NSW LHD (WNSWLHD) is running free vaccination clinics for eligible people in Cobar, Nyngan, and Warren to help protect them against Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus in time for the summer mosquito season. It is important to vaccinate now against JE virus if you are eligible because it takes up to four weeks following vaccination to develop a protective...

CARE URGED DURING THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA SEASON

11 November 2022

People prone to respiratory conditions are being urged to take extra care as the start of thunderstorm season approaches. Western NSW Local Health District Director Public Health Unit Priscilla Stanley has urged asthma sufferers and people with breathing problems to take extra precautions during the next few days in the Dubbo region. “Even if you don’t have asthma, you should...