Far West LHD media releases

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Departmental release
10 May 2024

National Palliative Care Week deals with 'Matters of Life and Death'

National Palliative Care Week marks the nation’s largest annual initiative aimed at deepening people’s understanding of palliative care and encouraging action around end-of-life planning. 

Departmental release
9 May 2024

Look inside $45.3 million health worker accommodation project

Communities across regional NSW can now have their first look at a $45.3 million dollar NSW Government investment into key healthcare worker accommodation, set to be rolled out across Broken Hill, Balranald, Cooma, Finley, Leeton, Narrandera and West Wyalong.  

Departmental release
8 May 2024

Far West LHD celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2024 – Midwife of the Year

Local midwife, Whitney Harris, has been awarded Far West Local Health District’s Midwife of the Year as part of celebrations across Broken Hill, Menindee, Buronga, and Wilcannia.

Departmental release
3 May 2024

Builder appointed for Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment

Construction for the Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment will soon get underway following the appointment of the building contractor.  

Departmental release
2 May 2024

Far West LHD at Agfair 2024

Far West Local Health District will be attending Agfair 2024 and Agfair patrons are encouraged to visit our booth which will be located in the Rotary Pavilion.

Departmental release
22 April 2024

Second year midwife student wins Fay Newell Scholarship

Broken Hill local and Registered Nurse, Nikola Chrisakis, has been awarded the prestigious Fay Newell Scholarship for 2024.   

Departmental release
19 April 2024

Far West LHD welcomes first cohort of dental students for 2024

Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) has welcomed its first cohort of dental students for 2024, bolstering the District’s workforce and helping to meet local demand for dental services.  

Departmental release
22 March 2024

Far West LHD calling for annual Staff Recognition and Health Innovation Awards nominations

Patients, families, and carers are invited to nominate exceptional local Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) staff members, as part of the District’s 14 th annual Staff Recognition and Health Innovation Awards. 

Departmental release
25 January 2024

Allied Health careers on show

The Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) Allied Health team are hosting an online Speed Dating event for students, new graduates and working clinicians to learn about career opportunities in the Far West.

Departmental release
23 January 2024

First Clinical Lead Dental Officer starts at Far West LHD

Broken Hill and surrounding communities are set to benefit from the recruitment of the Far West Oral Health Service’s first Clinical Lead Dental Officer based at the Broken Hill Community Health Centre (CHC).

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