Western NSW Local Health District news

Read latest news and updates from the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD).

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Do you travel long distances for specialised healthcare?

With the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) you may be able to claim financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs.


Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is about

Japanese encephalitis is a rare but serious illness which can be spread to humans by mosquitoes infected with the virus. For more information about the virus, available vaccinations and the best ways to keep you and your loved ones protected, visit the NSW Health website.



Important COVID-19 updates

Information about the Novel Coronavirus is constantly changing. The NSW Health website contains accurate information about the virus, health advice and status updates. The site also provides local updates, including testing information.

NSW Health responding to community concern around dust from Cadia gold mine

NSW Health is working with the Environment Protection Authority to respond to community concerns, and assess and analyse any potential health risks associated with dust emissions at Cadia mine. 

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