Far West LHD media releases

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Departmental release
20 June 2024

Far West staff recognised for innovation and excellence

A holistic health program aimed at supporting mental health consumers to connect with others and engage in healthier lifestyle practices has won the Far West Local Health District’s (FWLHD) Health Innovation Award for 2024.

Departmental release
18 June 2024

National Stomal Therapy Week in Far West

Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) is supporting patients living with a stoma by raising awareness of support and therapy services available this National Stomal Therapy Week (24-30 June 2024). 

Departmental release
12 June 2024

Community invited to Menopause Symposium

A Menopause Symposium is being hosted in Broken Hill on 20 June 2024 giving locals an opportunity to learn more about menopause and peri-menopause symptoms and management.

Departmental release
21 May 2024

Celebrating outstanding nurses and midwives in Far West LHD

The professionalism, dedication, and compassion of nurses and midwives across Far West NSW has been recognised today (May 13) as part of local celebrations for International Nurses Day (12 May) and International Day of the Midwife (5 May).

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.   

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