Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District stories

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17 July 2024

Nepean Hospital's shining star, Sharon Verhoeven retires

It is with great fondness that we farewell Nepean Hospital Nurse Unit Manager, Sharon Verhoeven who has worked in nursing for over 48 years and at Nepean since 1996.

9 July 2024

First look at the new Nepean Hospital Palliative Care Unit

A first look at the new Nepean Hospital Palliative Care Unit has been revealed with a new artist impression showcasing how the new dedicated unit will enhance services for the region.

8 July 2024

Midwife’s mission to care in the Mountains

Nurse Unit Manager, Reenie Kuypers is on a mission to make Blue Mountains Hospital the most desirable place to work in NSW and is using skills developed over a long career in health to provide supportive leadership and innovate health care. 

5 July 2024

Nepean Hospital Redevelopment inspires next generation of builders

The builders of the future from Penrith and surrounds are encouraged to get involved in Stage 2 of the NSW Government's $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment which is transforming healthcare in western Sydney.

3 July 2024

Connection and commitment to her community

As an Aboriginal Health Worker for Community Health Care in Primary Care and Community Health, Kaysan Penning goes beyond the typical duties of her role, serving as a guide and passionate advocate for her fellow First Nations peoples in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas.

2 July 2024

Sneak peek inside the new Paediatric Unit at Nepean Hospital

A new Paediatrics Unit will be built at Nepean Hospital as part of Stage 2 of the Nepean Redevelopment.

1 July 2024

Welcome aboard: Hawkesbury District Hospital

A new era of health care in the Hawkesbury begins as Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) welcomed the staff of Hawkesbury District Hospital to its growing workforce, following a transition of operations and management from St John of God Health Care.

19 June 2024

Blue Mountains Hospital expresses gratitude for breastfeeding donation

Breastfeeding mothers at Blue Mountains Hospital have more additional support to express their breast milk with new equipment ensuring young babies receive vital nutrients when most needed. 

18 June 2024

Nepean Hospital expands its wings (with a little help from some cranes)

One of the two tower cranes supporting the delivery of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment has been installed to progress construction of a second, state-of-the-art hospital building.

17 June 2024

National protocols key to improving hospital management of childhood obesity

Introducing standardised protocols for childhood obesity management and screening for hospital inpatients could help improve outcomes says a researcher who has recently surveyed over 60 hospitals. 

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