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Media Releases - 2017

Showing we care until the end (PDF)
The award-winning PEACH palliative care program enables people with a life limiting illness to live well right to the end and has gained plenty of positive attention for South Western Sydney Local Health District.
23-May-2017

A $450k legacy that will live on (PDF)
The Wellness Centre in Liverpool’s Cancer Therapy Centre will be renamed to ‘The John Richard Kuhlmann Wellness Centre’ in honour of the legacy left by John and his family.
22-May-2017

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital celebrates 20 years of care (PDF)
On Friday 19 May 2017, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital will celebrate its 20th anniversary and we are inviting the local community to join in the festivities.
15-May-2017

Liverpool Hospital leads the way in robotic surgery (PDF)
In an Australian first, Liverpool Hospital takes an extra step towards robotic surgery with a Robot Simulation Training Mimic System and a Dual Console da Vinci Xi Clinical Robot, allowing doctors to train in one of Sydney’s fastest growing areas.
09-May-2017

Go4Fun helping Aboriginal families have fun and get fit (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is partnering with Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the Go4Fun program, a free healthy lifestyle program for children in the District.
21-Apr-2017

Bankstown Hospital staff to commemorate ANZAC Day (PDF)
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital will commemorate ANZAC Day this year with a service at the Hospital in partnership with Bankstown RSL.
11-Apr-2017

Community to honour ANZAC Day at Liverpool Hospital (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital will commemorate ANZAC Day this year with a service that includes special guest speaker, Liverpool Hospital colorectal surgeon, Dr Kate Gibson who is also a Major with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) of the Army Reserve.
11-Apr-2017

Fairfield Hospital to commemorate ANZAC Day (PDF)
Fairfield Hospital will commemorate ANZAC Day this year with a service that includes two special guest speakers, World War II veteran Cecil Boland, a 91 year old dialysis patient and Paul Bryant from Fairfield RSL.
11-Apr-2017

Building healthy high-rise living (PDF)
As one of the fastest growing regions in Sydney, Liverpool has plenty of exciting changes in store. But did you know, changes to our built environment can affect our health?
07-Apr-2017

Young people take charge of their health (PDF)
Youth Week (31 March – 9 April) celebrations have kicked off across the country and health experts are encouraging young people to take charge of their health.
07-Apr-2017

We care about maternity care (PDF)
The best and brightest minds in maternity care came together for the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Innovations in Maternity Care Conference at Liverpool Hospital.
04-Apr-2017

Nursing and midwifery graduates have us in safe hands - Bankstown (PDF)
More than 130 registered nurses and midwives will begin their careers across South Western Sydney Local Health District as part of the 2017 Transition to Practice program.
24-Mar-2017

Nursing and midwifery graduates have us in safe hands - Campbelltown (PDF)
More than 130 registered nurses and midwives will begin their careers across South Western Sydney Local Health District as part of the 2017 Transition to Practice Program (TPP).
24-Mar-2017

Nursing and midwifery graduates have us in safe hands - Liverpool (PDF)
More than 130 registered nurses and midwives will begin their careers across South Western Sydney Local Health District as part of the 2017 Transition to Practice program (TPP).
24-Mar-2017

Closing the Gap in health equality (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District's (SWSLHD) commitment to closing the gap continues with a pledge of an additional $1.2 million to the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program which improves access to chronic disease services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
21-Mar-2017

Precautionary advice amid rise in Cryptosporidosis (PDF)
The South Western Sydney Local Health District Public Health Unit is advising people who have had diarrhoea not to swim in pools until at least two weeks after they have fully recovered following an increase in the number of cases of cryptosporidiosis notified to the Public Health Unit.
20-Mar-2017

Closing the Gap in health equality (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District’s (SWSLHD) commitment to closing the gap continues with a pledge of an additional $1.2 million to the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program which improves access to chronic disease services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
15-Mar-2017

Suez Resource Recovery Park fire at Muir Rd Chullora (PDF)
South western Sydney residents are being advised to take precautionary measures as the clean-up of a fire at Suez Resource Recovery Park, on Muir Rd in Chullora commences.
10-Mar-2017

Take control of your kidney health (PDF)
This World Kidney Day, Thursday 9 March, South West Sydney Local Health District is highlighting the link between the nation’s obesity epidemic and chronic medical conditions, including kidney disease.
08-Mar-2017

Liverpool Hospital Surgeon paves the way for International Women’s Day (PDF)
Since 1998 Dr Valerie Malka has helped save many lives and also broken down barriers for women in the process by achieving a number of great things in medicine and surgery.
07-Mar-2017

New members on Board (PDF)
Mr Gary Reidy and Mr Max Bosotti have been appointed to the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Board.
02-Mar-2017

Diabetes patients support each other through new group (PDF)
A new peer support initiative in the Wollondilly Shire is supporting diabetes patients by improving their wellbeing, self-management and helping them to connect with the right health services at the Wollondilly Community Health Centre and Campbelltown Hospital.
20-Feb-2017

Prevent mosquito bites this summer (PDF)
South western Sydney residents holidaying in the Riverina, coastal areas or visiting the Georges River are being reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
10-Feb-2017

24 hour paediatric services now at Fairfield Hospital (PDF)
Fairfield’s youth can now access after-hours paediatric treatment closer to home with the newly enhanced 24 hour paediatric service at Fairfield Hospital.
03-Feb-2017

Back to school with a running start (PDF)
Hoping your kids start the school year with their best foot forward? Helping them walk or cycle to school is an ideal way to get them off to an active start.
30-Jan-2017

New project tackles tobacco issues in Vietnamese communities (PDF)
Quit and Fit, a project designed to tackle tobacco issues in the local Vietnamese-speaking community, is set to kick off its first stage with Fairfield residents taking part in telephone surveys.
30-Jan-2017

New project tackles tobacco issues in Vietnamese communities - Vietnamese (PDF)
Quit and Fit, a project designed to tackle tobacco issues in the local Vietnamese-speaking community, is set to kick off its first stage with Fairfield residents taking part in telephone surveys.
30-Jan-2017

Changing the future of cancer in south western Sydney (PDF)
Following new figures from the Cancer Institute NSW, South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is encouraging the community to take action to change the future of cancer.
27-Jan-2017

Go4Fun helping families shape up this Summer (PDF)
Who says fitness can’t be fun? Children are being encouraged to get active this summer with Go4Fun, a free afterschool healthy lifestyle program run by NSW Health. Kicking off in Term 1 for 10 weeks across south western Sydney, Go4Fun checks all the health and fitness boxes.
25-Jan-2017

Think outside the (lunch) box (PDF)
Packing nutritious and exciting lunches for school is a challenge for most parents, and can be equally confronting for children who expect a host of delectable delights in their lunchbox.
25-Jan-2017

Vaccination the best protection for school starters (PDF)
Of all the ways to prepare your child for their first weeks of school, immunising them against serious illness is probably the most important. As a new school year begins, parents are reminded to make sure their children are fully immunised before beginning primary school.
25-Jan-2017

Woman battling ‘silent cancer’ urges women to get checked (PDF)
Glenda Brown has been battling ovarian cancer since November 2015 and is now sharing her journey ahead of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in a bid to encourage other women to get checked.
24-Jan-2017

"Just too late" (PDF)
Study finds exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy do not cut risk of gestational diabetes.
New research shows that healthy eating and regular exercise will not improve expectant mothers& chances of preventing gestational diabetes.

12-Jan-2017

A far reaching donation (PDF)
When it comes to emergency medicine, speed is just as important as accuracy. A donation from Revesby Workers' Club of $80,751 to multiple wards at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital has meant doctors and nurses can continue to quickly and accurately treat patients.
05-Jan-2017

Keeping your New Year’s resolutions on track (PDF)
For many people, being active and eating healthy are common New Year's resolutions. Whatever the case, it is still early in 2017 and there’s plenty of time to achieve your goals.
04-Jan-2017


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