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13 June 2024

People aged 65 and over urged to book in for free flu vaccine as cases surge across NSW

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) residents aged 65 and over are again being urged to book in now for their free flu vaccine, as the virus continues to surge across the state.

12 June 2024

Portland Tabulam becomes a Multi-Purpose Service

Portland Tabulam Health Centre has transitioned to a Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), helping future-proof care in the region.

10 June 2024

Nurse Unit Manager's commitment to the Blue Mountains community

A profound commitment to delivering exceptional care for her community is one of the many attributes Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), Ainslie Hines demonstrates as she leads a dedicated team at Blue Mountains Hospital. 

6 June 2024

Hawkesbury District Health Service to become known as Hawkesbury District Hospital

From the 1 July 2024, operation and management of Hawkesbury District Health Service (HDHS) will transition from St John of God Health Care to Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) and be known as Hawkesbury District Hospital. 

5 June 2024

Waste less, heal more: Our new Sustainability Plan launched

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is excited to launch their new Sustainability Plan focusing on six key areas aimed at delivering environmentally sustainable health care now and for the future.

3 June 2024

New gold standard approach to endometriosis diagnosis unveiled

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District researchers have revealed a new gold standard for non-invasive diagnosis of suspected endometriosis, giving women with the condition more options than ever to secure a better quality of life. 

1 June 2024

Get tested in HIV Testing Week

This HIV Testing Week (1 -7 June) Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is urging anyone who thinks they may be at risk of HIV to test regularly, as early treatment is essential to living a longer and healthier life.

29 May 2024

A garden to connect, reflect and heal

A sanctuary for communities has been unveiled at Nepean Hospital with the opening of the relocated Reconciliation Garden providing a space for healing and reflection. 

23 May 2024

Increased use of oral retinoids for acne requires stronger contraception advice

A new study has revealed rates of prescription oral retinoid use have doubled among reproductive-aged women over the past decade.

20 May 2024

Patients at NBMLHD leading the way in medical innovation through clinical trials

Clinical trials at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) are transforming patient care while advancing health research. With over 150 active trials in more than 20 therapeutic areas, NBMLHD offers patients a unique opportunity to contribute to medical breakthroughs while potentially receiving advanced treatment options.

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