Far West LHD media releases

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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.

Departmental release
4 December 2023

Dareton Outreach Clinic Open Day

The public is invited to attend the Dareton Outreach Clinic Open Day on Thursday, 7 December 2023 to celebrate the newly refurbished premises and learn more about the services offered.

Departmental release
29 November 2023

Construction starts on new $30 million Wentworth Hospital

The Wentworth community is a step closer to a new hospital, with construction now underway on the $30 million Wentworth Health Service.

Departmental release
22 November 2023

Local doctor recognised for outstanding paediatric care

Local Broken Hill Paediatrician Dr Margaret Kummerow has been announced as the regional winner of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Michelle Beets Award for Inspirational Paediatric Care for 2023.

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