Far West LHD media releases

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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).

Departmental release
9 January 2024

The BreastScreen NSW Broken Hill clinic opening days

The breast screen clinic will be open in Broken Hill from Tuesday 20 February to Friday 1 March 2024.

Departmental release
8 January 2024

Far Western residents urged to avoid mosquito bites after JE detected

  Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) is urging people to take extra precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne disease.

Departmental release
18 December 2023

Hospital holiday services for Christmas and New Year

The local community is reminded that local hospital emergency departments will be open 24 hours a day and emergency surgery will continue to be performed over the Christmas and New Year period at Far West Local Health District (FWLHD).

Departmental release
12 December 2023

FWLHD Integrated Care Services goes digital with new podcast

The Far West Local Health District’s (FWLHD) Integrated Care Services has taken to the airwaves with a podcast to showcase the services on offer and introduce their team to the community.

Departmental release
7 December 2023

"It's in the Bag" donation for Maternity Unit at BH Hospital

Mums and bubs needing a little bit of extra support this Christmas will benefit from an ‘It’s In The Bag’ donation to the Maternity Unit at Broken Hill Health Service.

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