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Media Releases - 2013

Bowral Hospital thanks BDCU Children’s Foundation (PDF)
Staff at Bowral and District Hospital’s Paediatric Ward will formally thank the Berrima District Credit Union (BDCU) Children’s Foundation for its donation of more than $33,000 worth of new equipment in addition to financial support for a Mental Health Nurse at a special handover on Monday.
13-Dec-2013

Head to the GP instead of the ED for your prescriptions (PDF)
Fairfield Hospital is reminding local residents to make sure they have enough prescription medication to see them through the holiday season.
12-Dec-2013

Drink more water when the heat is on (PDF)
As the summer temperatures begin to soar, so too should your water intake, South Western Sydney Local Health District experts are warning.
11-Dec-2013

Don’t let your holiday be a hazard (PDF)
A local health expert has issued a reminder to families to take the time to keep their holidays happy, healthy and hazard-free.
06-Dec-2013

Persistence pays off for Patient and Physio team (PDF)
The perseverance and dedication of a Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital patient and a team of physiotherapists that worked with him has been recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association with a prestigious award.
03-Dec-2013

Community-based palliative care service launched (PDF)
Palliative care patients in south western Sydney are to benefit from a new suite of community-based services that enable more patients to die in the comfort of their own home.
28-Nov-2013

Celebrating photographic ability of those with disability (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) will celebrate the photographic abilities of people with disabilities on Monday 2 December 2013 when the winners of the second annual Digital Photo Competition are announced at a special event at Casula Powerhouse.
28-Nov-2013

World AIDS Day 2013 – ‘Getting to Zero’ (PDF)
Experts from South West Sydney Local Health District are urging communities to band together to support this year’s World AIDS Day theme of ‘Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections; zero discrimination; zero AIDS related deaths.’
28-Nov-2013

Liverpool Hospital redevelopment wins prestigious award (PDF)
The five-year long extension and refurbishment of Liverpool Hospital has not only proven to be a winner for patients and staff, but for all involved in the construction project as well.
27-Nov-2013

Prevent a spinal cord injury these holidays (PDF)
Specialists at Liverpool Hospital are urging people this Spinal Injuries Awareness Week to take extra care both on the roads and during their summer holidays, with the festive season notorious for an increased rate of accidents that may lead to a permanent spinal cord injury.
20-Nov-2013

Join the fight against Antibiotic Resistance (PDF)
Staff at Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals are encouraging the community to fight antibiotic resistance this Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24) by learning how to take antibiotics correctly.
20-Nov-2013

Community grants available for Aboriginal quit smoking activities (PDF)
The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project is calling for applications for a new round of community grants to help address smoking in local communities.
20-Nov-2013

Liverpool Hospital men join the ‘mo bro’ movement (PDF)
The men of Liverpool Hospital Emergency Department are having a ‘hair raising’ month this November, committing their top lips for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards for the awareness of men’s health.
14-Nov-2013

Drink Safe to be Safe this Holiday Season (PDF)
“Drink safe and be safe” is the message health experts from South Western Sydney Local Health District want to send out this festive season.
13-Nov-2013

Toddler fun day for program participants (PDF)
The CANNALGALLEON Aboriginal Sustained Home Visiting Program held a Toddler Family Day on Wednesday 6 November at Yagoona for families who have been involved in the Program since it began in 2010.
13-Nov-2013

Community kitchen helps women connect for better health (PDF)
A community kitchen in Villawood is helping a diverse group of Arabic women connect to make traditional recipes healthier and increase their support network.
13-Nov-2013

Give the gift of health this Christmas (PDF)
Local health experts are urging parents to buy their children active Christmas gifts that will get them moving off the couch and into the backyard.
08-Nov-2013

Free health clinic for women (PDF)
Women’s health nurses are making it easier for local women to take time out of their busy schedules to look after their health and wellbeing.
06-Nov-2013

Digital photo competition (PDF)
Are you a creative person living with a disability? Grab your digital camera or smart phone and enter a digital photo competition being held to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.
05-Nov-2013

Go4Fun helps trigger positive family change (PDF)
Health promotion experts are calling on parents to recognise the ‘triggers’ leading to better food choices at home.
05-Nov-2013

Keep tabs on your Melbourne Cup betting (PDF)
Counsellors at South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Gambling Treatment Program are advising local punters to hold tight to the reins by only gambling responsibly next week for Melbourne Cup.
30-Oct-2013

Garden to remember loved ones (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital marked International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (15 October) with the opening of a Memorial Garden in the ANZAC Courtyard.
23-Oct-2013

Gambling help goes mobile (PDF)
Local Gambling Help Counsellors have welcomed the introduction of a new smart phone app designed to prevent frequent gamblers from becoming problem gamblers.
23-Oct-2013

Bass Hill celebrates Pink Ribbon Day with arrival of BreastScreen NSW mobile van (PDF)
To celebrate Pink Ribbon Day (28 October), BreastScreen NSW has placed a mobile van at Bass Hill which will offer free mammograms for women aged 50 and over from 28 October until 15 November.
23-Oct-2013

Carers Week provides support to everyday heroes (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) will celebrate Australia’s 2.6 million carers during Carers Week 2013, from 13-19 October.
14-Oct-2013

‘Watch Me Grow’ study tracks development of children in south-western Sydney (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) researchers are asking parents with children aged between 18 and 24 months to participate in a survey that will provide vital information on parents’ use of healthcare services in south-western Sydney.
10-Oct-2013

10 Cycle to Work team lead the charge on Ride to Work Day (PDF)
Ten new cyclists will lead the charge to Liverpool Hospital on Ride to Work Day on 16 October.
10-Oct-2013

Kindness is key during mental health month (PDF)
Local health experts are spreading a message of kindness during October to highlight Mental Health Month.
09-Oct-2013

Artwork promotes health partnership (PDF)
An Aboriginal artwork depicting a pregnant woman’s belly has been unveiled at Bowral and District Hospital as part of a special event which aimed to strengthen the Hospital’s relationship with the local Aboriginal Community.
09-Oct-2013

Join the Pastoral Care program at Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals (PDF)
Are you interested in joining the team of volunteer pastoral carers, visiting the wards and bringing spiritual comfort to patients and their families?
03-Oct-2013

Liverpool women called on to prioritise their health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (PDF)
Women are being encouraged to identify their own personal reasons to look after their health this October, during Breat Cancer Awareness Month.
25-Sep-2013

Allied health research showcased (PDF)
The research achievements of allied health staff from across the South Western Sydney Local Health District were highlighted at the third annual Allied Health Research forum held at Liverpool Hospital last week.
19-Sep-2013

New machine to benefit cancer patients (PDF)
Liverpool has become the first hospital in Australia to have a high-strength MRI devoted to radiotherapy planning.
19-Sep-2013

Liverpool Hospital staff explore their travel choices (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital staff are leading by example - exploring active ways to travel to work.
17-Sep-2013

Dementia Awareness Week: Brain health is key (PDF)
Local doctors have highlighted the link between brain health and dementia prevention during Dementia Awareness Week this week (16-22 September).
12-Sep-2013

Warm weather triggers allergy season (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) allergy expert, Professor Brad Frankum, is warning local residents that this spring could be particularly challenging for the 25 percent of Australians who suffer allergies.
10-Sep-2013

Campbelltown women encouraged to use free BreastScreen service (PDF)
Local health experts are encouraging Campbelltown women aged 50 and over to take advantage of free mammograms available at Mawson Centre (Ground Level), 4 Browne Street, Campbelltown.
05-Sep-2013

Quality care rewarded (PDF)
The winners of the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Quality Awards were announced at a recent SWSLHD Patient Safety Seminar held at Liverpool Hospital.
04-Sep-2013

10 years of support for patients living with brain tumour (PDF)
The Liverpool Hospital Brain Tumour Education and Support Group is marking a milestone anniversary - a decade of providing information and encouragement to people living with a brain tumour and their families.
04-Sep-2013

Added care for cancer patients (PDF)
A cancer Wellness Centre was opened at Liverpool Hospital today, providing additional support services such as counselling, massage therapy, physiotherapy and nutrition to local cancer patients.
30-Aug-2013

Consumer and Community Participation Conference (PDF)
Consumer and Community Participation Conference
29-Aug-2013

Spotlight on stroke during National Stroke Week (9-16th September) (PDF)
Health experts are highlighting the risk factors for stroke during National Stroke Week (09-16 September), encouraging people to know their stroke risk and to act fast when they are concerned about any signs or symptoms
28-Aug-2013

Camden Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 10 years (PDF)
The Camden Hospital Auxiliary celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a special lunch on Wednesday (28 August), marking a decade of support and dedication to the Hospital.
28-Aug-2013

Liverpool Hospital Open Day (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s 200th anniversary celebrations will continue with a free Open Day being held on Thursday 12 September between 10am and 2pm.
28-Aug-2013

Safe, quality healthcare in focus during Multicultural Health Week (2-9 September) (PDF)
Multicultural Health Week this year focuses on safe, quality health care for people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.
28-Aug-2013

Bankstown Hospital accredited as specialised stroke unit (PDF)
Bankstown Hospital is now one of more than 20 Hospitals in NSW accredited as a 24/7 Acute Stroke Thrombolysis Centre. This means it can offer immediate access to clot-busting drugs that could save patients’ lives and reduce the risk of permanent brain damage and disability.
27-Aug-2013

Wetherill Park welcomes BreastScreen NSW mobile van (PDF)
Local health experts are encouraging women aged 50 and over living in the Fairfield area to take advantage of free mammograms available from the mobile BreastScreen NSW van located at Wetherill Park until 30 August.
22-Aug-2013

Matron’s contribution commemorated (PDF)
More than 30 years of dedicated service of former Liverpool Hospital Matron Mary Burnside has been commemorated with a street on the Hospital’s campus named after her.
21-Aug-2013

Meningococcal disease alert at Campbelltown (PDF)
Public health officials are asking parents to be alert to the early symptoms of meningococcal disease after a 10-month-old child from Campbelltown tested positive for the condition this week.
16-Aug-2013

GP first step for diabetes sufferers - Liverpool (PDF)
Health experts are urging Liverpool residents who suffer from diabetes to look after their feet in order to avoid foot ulcerations and the risk of amputation.
14-Aug-2013

GP first step for diabetes sufferers - Fairfield (PDF)
Health experts are urging Fairfield residents who suffer from diabetes to look after their feet in order to avoid foot ulcerations and the risk of amputation.
14-Aug-2013

Flu still in the air (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District Director of Public Health, Dr Leena Gupta is warning the community that the risks associated with the winter flu are still high.
13-Aug-2013

Patients benefit from new equipment (PDF)
Patients at Bowral & District Hospital are benefiting from a new $16,500 bladder scanner donated by the Bowral Branch of the United Hospitals Auxiliaries.
08-Aug-2013

Partners in health (PDF)
A milestone health agreement has been signed by the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and Tharawal Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (Tharawal), outlining how they will work together to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people in South Western Sydney.
01-Aug-2013

Hospital’s 200th Anniversary celebrations continue (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s year-long 200th Anniversary celebrations continue with activities and events through the coming months.
31-Jul-2013

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) (PDF)
Health experts are encouraging the community to support breastfeeding mothers during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August).
30-Jul-2013

Free health clinic for women (PDF)
Women’s health nurses are making it easier for local women to take time out of their busy schedules to look after their health and wellbeing.
29-Jul-2013

Knitting their way to good mental health (PDF)
A group of mental health consumers and staff from Liverpool Hospital have joined together to knit blankets for charity and improve their emotional wellbeing.
29-Jul-2013

Liverpool Hospital hosts 21st SWAN Trauma Conference (PDF)
Medical experts from around the world will meet at Liverpool Hospital to share new developments in the treatment of trauma patients at the annual SWAN Trauma Conference.
25-Jul-2013

Camden Hospital calls for community participation (PDF)
Camden Hospital is encouraging the local community to join the Macarthur Community Representative Network (MCRN) and help support the ongoing growth and development of the Hospital.
25-Jul-2013

‘Love Your Liver’ this World Hepatitis Day (PDF)
The theme for World Hepatitis Day (28 July) is ‘Love Your Liver’ and health experts are encouraging all Australians to take care of their body’s most hardworking and vital organ.
18-Jul-2013

New palliative care ward opens at Liverpool Hospital (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital today officially opened its new $3.5 million, 16-bed acute palliative care ward.
16-Jul-2013

Bankstown Hospital volunteer celebrates 40 years of service (PDF)
Bankstown Hospital volunteer Val Ryder was recently recognised for a remarkable 40 years of service to the Hospital.
10-Jul-2013

Stay Home Stay Safe (PDF)
Do you want to prevent admittance to a care facility and stay in your own home as long as you can?
10-Jul-2013

Health experts raise awareness of pre-diabetes (PDF)
To support Diabetes Awareness Week (14-20 July), health experts are raising awareness of pre-diabetes, a condition affecting one in four Australians over the age of 25.
10-Jul-2013

Dry July kicks off at Liverpool and Campbelltown (PDF)
Dry July has officially kicked off, with community members, local businesses and Hospital staff giving up alcohol for the month of July to raise funds for Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres.
08-Jul-2013

Free winter warm-up for local kids (PDF)
Wollondilly families are being encouraged to get active this winter with Go4Fun, a free healthy lifestyle program for children beginning on July 15.
04-Jul-2013

Red noses a reminder to sleep baby safely this winter (PDF)
As the chill of winter sets in, Red Rose Day (Friday 28 June) is a timely reminder for parents to be vigilant about providing a safe sleeping environment for their baby.
27-Jun-2013

New nurse-led program looking after refugee health (PDF)
More than 1,500 newly arrived refugees across Sydney have benefitted from a $1.5million nurse-led health screening program which began in October last year.
26-Jun-2013

District staff recognised in NSW Palliative Care Awards (PDF)
The passion and commitment of Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator, Therese Smeal, has been recognised after receiving the Palliative Care NSW Leadership in Palliative Care Award at a recent gala dinner held at Sydney University.
19-Jun-2013

New x-ray room at Liverpool benefiting trauma patients (PDF)
A new $412,000 digital x-ray room at Liverpool Hospital is helping clinicians treat emergency trauma patients and those with serious injuries.
18-Jun-2013

Community events raise awareness during Drug Action Week (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) will raise awareness of the dangers of excessive consumption of alcohol and the misuse of other drugs, with a range of community events held during Drug Action Week (16-22 June).
14-Jun-2013

Food directory helping refugees find their way (PDF)
Newly arrived refugees will feel a little closer to home with a new food directory which shows them where in Fairfield they can buy food from their homeland.
13-Jun-2013

Campbelltown Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 60 years (PDF)
The Campbelltown Hospital Auxiliary will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Wednesday 17 July, marking the historic milestone with an AGM and celebratory luncheon for members past and present.
13-Jun-2013

Men’s Health Week to focus on wellness, not illness (PDF)
According to the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), men suffer higher rates of illness and accidents than women and need more encouragement to access healthcare services in their local community.
13-Jun-2013

Program helps South Western Sydney residents manage Diabetes (PDF)
An innovative South Western Sydney program designed to support people dealing with the issues caused by obesity and type 2 diabetes has been described as a great success by both its administrators and participants.
06-Jun-2013

Search for the best nurses and midwives begins (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is calling on local residents to nominate outstanding nurses and midwives in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
06-Jun-2013

Community forum to help Make Your Wish Count (PDF)
Did you know that even if you are on the Australian Organ Donation Register, organ donation won’t proceed without your family’s consent?
06-Jun-2013

Liverpool Hospital hosts inaugural Diabetic Foot Conference (PDF)
More than 300 health professionals from around the world attended the inaugural Sydney Diabetic Foot Conference held at Liverpool Hospital on 30-31 May, 2013.
04-Jun-2013

Experts urge parents to prevent burns over winter (PDF)
As the cooler months approach, local health experts are reminding parents to take extra care around the home, as the risk of burn injury to both children and adults increases substantially over winter.
30-May-2013

Community grants announced for projects to reduce smoking in Aboriginal community (PDF)
The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project has announced four local community grants to fund activities, events and resources that help reduce rates of smoking in the local Aboriginal community.
29-May-2013

Local residents urged to share ideas on future health services (PDF)
Local residents are urged to contribute their ideas and suggestions to the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Strategic and Corporate Plans for future health services in the local area.
29-May-2013

Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre celebrates 10 years (PDF)
The Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre (MCTC) recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a celebratory dinner at the Hermitage Restaurant in Leumeah.
23-May-2013

Take control of problem gambling to help change your fortune (PDF)
People in Fairfield who are affected by problem gambling may have found help came in an unexpected package last week.
22-May-2013

‘Set the date’ on World No Tobacco Day (PDF)
Local health authorities are encouraging the nearly one-in-five south western Sydney residents who smoke to set a quit smoking date on World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 31 May.
22-May-2013

Let’s talk recognition: Fairfield Hospital recognises Sorry Day (PDF)
Fairfield Hospital will recognise Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week on Tuesday 28 May, to commemorate those who have been impacted by the government policies of forcible removal that resulted in the Stolen Generations.
22-May-2013

Bowral & District Hospital appoints General Manager (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) has announced the appointment of Alison Derrett as General Manager of Bowral & District Hospital.
21-May-2013

Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre chosen as Dry July beneficiary (PDF)
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre has been chosen for the first time as a beneficiary of the fundraising efforts for the popular Dry July campaign for 2013.
21-May-2013

Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre again chosen as Dry July beneficiary (PDF)
Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre has been chosen as a beneficiary of the Dry July fundraising campaign for the third year running.
21-May-2013

1 in 3 Australians at increased risk of kidney disease (PDF)
To celebrate Kidney Health Week (26 May – 1 June), the Aboriginal Chronic Care Program (ACCP) is encouraging all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reduce their risk of kidney disease by making healthy changes to their eating habits and lifestyle.
21-May-2013

Food Allergy Awareness Week 13-19 May (PDF)
Last week health experts at Bowral and District Hospital shone the spotlight on severe food allergy among local children during Food Allergy Awareness Week.
20-May-2013

Bankstown Hospital dispels myths about palliative care (PDF)
Bankstown Hospital is recognising National Palliative Care Week (19-25 May) by tackling some of the myths surrounding the health care provided to terminally ill patients.
16-May-2013

World-first high-tech scanner helps diagnose and treat cancer (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s new PET/CT scanner will help the early and more accurate diagnosis of cancer.
09-May-2013

Community forum to help Make Your Wish Count (PDF)
Did you know that even if you are on the Australian Organ Donation Register, organ donation won’t proceed without your family’s consent?
08-May-2013

Fairfield Hospital celebrates International Nurses Day (PDF)
Fairfield Hospital will recognise the outstanding contribution that nurses make to healthcare during International Nurses Day celebrations on Friday 10 May.
07-May-2013

Bankstown women encouraged to use BreastScreen service (PDF)
Local health experts are encouraging women aged 50 and over living in the Bankstown area to take advantage of free mammograms available from BreastScreen NSW, located in the Civic Tower Building.
07-May-2013

Have a say on future local health services (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) has developed its plans for future health services. Local residents are invited to provide feedback on the plans by attending one of the community consultation forums held in May.
02-May-2013

Fairfield welcomes BreastScreen NSW mobile van (PDF)
Local health experts are encouraging women aged 50 and over living in the Fairfield area to take advantage of free mammograms available from the mobile BreastScreen NSW van located at Epoch Plaza until 17 May.
24-Apr-2013

Go4Fun offers families lessons in healthy living (PDF)
Help is at hand for parents who are looking for ways to encourage their children to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
24-Apr-2013

Bankstown Hospital commemorates ANZAC Day (PDF)
Bankstown Hospital will hold an ANZAC Day ceremony on Wednesday 24 April to raise awareness and show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
19-Apr-2013

Liverpool Hospital commemorates ANZAC Day (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital will hold an ANZAC Day ceremony on Wednesday 24 April to raise awareness and appreciation of the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
18-Apr-2013

Campbelltown Hospital accredited as specialised stroke unit (PDF)
Campbelltown Hospital is now one of 23 Hospitals in NSW accredited as a 24/7 Acute Stroke Thrombolysis Centre. This means it can offer immediate access to clot-busting drugs that could save patients’ lives and reduce the risk of permanent brain damage and disability.
18-Apr-2013

Thirty minutes to peace of mind (PDF)
One year after opening its doors, the Campbelltown BreastScreen Clinic has helped offer reassurance and peace of mind to more than 5,000 local women.
17-Apr-2013

Pregnant women urged to get their flu shot (PDF)
Health experts are reminding pregnant women to get their influenza shot before the full force of winter hits.
17-Apr-2013

Liverpool Hospital first to launch sustainability initiative in NSW (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital will be the first Hospital in NSW to implement a new environmental sustainability program that recycles PVC medical products such as IV fluid bags, tubing and oxygen masks.
11-Apr-2013

Arthritis sufferers unite at Liverpool Hospital education day (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s Rheumatology Department is inviting the community to an education day on Thursday 9 May from 10am to 2pm in the Thomas & Rachel Moore Education Centre.
11-Apr-2013

Free health clinic for women (PDF)
Women’s health nurses are making it easier for local women to take time out of their busy schedules to look after their health and wellbeing.
08-Apr-2013

Traxside Youth Health Service celebrates National Youth Week (PDF)
To celebrate National Youth Week 2013, Traxside Youth Health Service in Macarthur will host an open day and physical activity program called ‘Get Fit with Traxside’, to encourage healthy and active lifestyles amongst young people in the community.
02-Apr-2013

Volunteers needed (PDF)
Have you cared for a loved one at the end of life, survived a life-threatening illness or speak a language other than English?
27-Mar-2013

The HUB celebrates 13 years (PDF)
This week, The HUB Community Health Centre in Miller celebrated 13 years of connecting people and improving lives.
27-Mar-2013

Expert tips to balance Easter treats with dental health (PDF)
Local health experts are reminding adults about the importance of teeth brushing and flossing over the Easter period, as chocolate treats and sugary foods put teeth and gums at a higher risk of painful dental decay and cavities.
27-Mar-2013

Staying active is no joke on April Falls Day (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital is reminding older people that staying active is no joke, as it aims to raise awareness and help prevent falls during April Falls Day on Wednesday 3 April.
27-Mar-2013

Bankstown’s Corner Youth Health Service celebrates National Youth Week (PDF)
To celebrate National Youth Week 2013, Bankstown’s Corner Youth Health Service (CYHS) will host a ‘What’s Around the Corner’ open day on Wednesday 10 April to increase awareness of its services amongst young people in the community.
27-Mar-2013

New bone density scanner to help prevent injury (PDF)
A new $140,000 bone density scanner at Camden Hospital will help diagnose osteoporosis and prevent debilitating fractures.
25-Mar-2013

Free men’s health seminar: Men’s business revealed… (PDF)
A free health seminar will be held to tackle the taboos around prostate cancer and educate men on the treatment, management, rehabilitation and possible side effects of prostate cancer, restoring their quality of life after treatment.
20-Mar-2013

Fairfield Hospital appoints General Manager (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWS LHD) has announced the appointment of Arnold Tammekand as General Manager of Fairfield Hospital.
18-Mar-2013

How Liverpool Hospital transformed patient care worldwide (PDF)
In 1990, Liverpool Hospital implemented a Medical Emergency Team (MET) system which aimed to reduce the number of patients experiencing cardiac arrest while in the Hospital. Today, the system has been recognised as one of the best in the world, assisting over 200 patients every month in Liverpool Hospital alone.
13-Mar-2013

Community forum to help Make Your Wish Count (PDF)
Did you know that even if you are on the Australian Organ Donation Register, organ donation won’t proceed without your family’s consent?
12-Mar-2013

Bankstown Hospital announces Woman of the Year (PDF)
To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), Bankstown Hospital has awarded the title of ‘Woman of the Year’ to Birthing Unit Midwife, Mino Matsumoto.
11-Mar-2013

Bowral Hospital supports National Close the Gap Day 2013 (PDF)
Bowral & District Hospital will support National Close the Gap Day 2013 on Tuesday 19 March, with community activities including an Aboriginal smoking ceremony, information stalls, health checks, vaccination catch-ups and a BBQ lunch.
04-Mar-2013

Step up to Health – Free exercise class for over 55s (PDF)
Older people in Bankstown are invited to register for free movement and health education classes as part of the Step up to Health project.
04-Mar-2013

Liverpool Hospital welcomes author and feminist Eva Cox as guest speaker for International Women’s Day (PDF)
Eva Cox, Professorial Fellow at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, will speak at an International Women’s Day event at Liverpool Hospital on Friday 8 March.
04-Mar-2013

Free stress management workshop (PDF)
Come and learn about stress, positive ways to cope and techniques that will help you to relax at a free workshop at Liverpool Hospital on Friday 22 March 2013.
04-Mar-2013

Liverpool Hospital celebrates 200 years (PDF)
Health Minister Jillian Skinner today launched Liverpool Hospital’s 200th anniversary, with Menai MP Melanie Gibbons.
01-Mar-2013

HPV vaccination for boys has commenced (PDF)
NSW school boys now have access to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine which will protect them against developing infections that can lead to cancer.
19-Feb-2013

DonateLife Week 2013 - Discover, decide and discuss (PDF)
To mark DonateLife Week 2013, South Western Sydney Local Health District is holding the first of a series of Organ and Tissue Donation Community Information Forums at Liverpool Hospital.
18-Feb-2013

Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 30 years (PDF)
The Fairfield Hospital Auxiliary celebrated their 30 year anniversary on Monday (11 February), marking three decades of dedication and support to the Hospital.
13-Feb-2013

Refugee Health Service teaches kids nutrition, MasterChef style (PDF)
The NSW Refugee Health Service held a MasterChef-style ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ program during the school holidays, for children aged 5 to 12 years who have recently arrived in Australia as refugees.
07-Feb-2013

Liverpool Hospital calls for staff alumni and memorabilia to celebrate 200 years (PDF)
To kick-off its 200-year anniversary celebrations, Liverpool Hospital is calling for people who have had a long history with the hospital to come forward and share their stories or memorabilia to help celebrate the historic milestone.
05-Feb-2013

Health warning - don't handle injured bats (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District has issued a warning about the dangers of handling bats given the threat of the deadly Australian Lyssavirus that can be passed on from bites and scratches from bats.
05-Feb-2013

Experts encourage healthy habits to start the school year (PDF)
As a new school year begins, local health experts are encouraging parents to think about ways they can incorporate healthy habits into their children’s day, by increasing physical activity and providing a lunchbox filled with healthy options.
31-Jan-2013

Mosquito warning for the Georges River (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is warning residents and visitors to the Georges River area to take extra precautions and protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases.
31-Jan-2013

2012 the magic number for Fairfield (PDF)
Fairfield Hospital has celebrated an astonishing coincidence with 2012 babies born at the Hospital in 2012.
23-Jan-2013

Record births for Bankstown (PDF)
Bankstown Hospital has celebrated a record breaking year with 2,283 babies born at the Hospital in 2012.
18-Jan-2013

Go4Fun – Sign up today to start the new school year right (PDF)
Go4Fun, a free after-school healthy lifestyle program for children is now open for registrations in the lead up to the first 2013 school term.
16-Jan-2013

Liverpool awarded ED of the year (PDF)
Staff at Liverpool Hospital are celebrating after being named the 2012 Australasian Emergency Department of the Year by the College of Emergency Nursing Australia.
10-Jan-2013

The heat is on – drink more water (PDF)
As the summer temperatures begin to soar, so too should your water intake, South Western Sydney Local Health District experts are warning.
07-Jan-2013


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