Far West LHD media releases

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Departmental release
12 September 2023

Dementia Action Week - 'Act now for a dementia-friendly future'

Far West LHD will be urging the public to be proactive and embrace the Dementia Action Week (18-24 September) theme of ‘Act Now for a Dementia-Friendly Future’.

Departmental release
11 September 2023

Dental students return to help boost care for local patients

The Far West Local Health District is once again welcoming final year dental students who will help to boost care for local patients during their six-week placement at the public dental clinic located at the Community Health Centre.

Departmental release
7 September 2023

FWLHD Prostate Cancer Nurse to walk 72 KM for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

During September, local Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse Ruben Hillier will be raising funds and awareness about prostate cancer though participation in a 72km walk called The Long Run, an annual initiative of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA)

Departmental release
6 September 2023

Bereavement Counselling Service launches across Far West NSW

The Far West Local Health District is partnering with Lifeline Connect Broken Hill to deliver a Bereavement Counselling Service to the local community. The new service will provide counselling and individualised support to people experiencing difficulty following the death of a loved one.

Departmental release
30 August 2023

Rise in viral gastroenteritis across Far West NSW

Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) is urging people to take precautions amid a rise in viral gastroenteritis cases in the Broken Hill community.

Departmental release
30 August 2023

Wound Awareness Week 2023 in Far West LHD

The right diagnosis, and the right treatment at the right time can mean many wounds can be healed. That’s the key message the Far West Local Health District is highlighting for Wound Awareness Week 2023 (4-10 September) under the theme ‘Let’s Get Wound Care Right!’

Departmental release
23 August 2023

Designs unveiled for Broken Hill's enhanced Emergency Department and Mental Health facility

The Broken Hill community is being given its first look at new designs showcasing the expanded Emergency Department (ED) and new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (MHIPU) being delivered at the Broken Hill Health Service.

Departmental release
11 August 2023

Far West LHD health professions on show at Careers Expo

Local students can learn all about the variety of health careers available to them here by attending the Careers Expo on Wednesday (16 August) at the Whitehouse in Broken Hill.

Departmental release
9 August 2023

Live and Work in Far West LHD – new video

Far West LHD is excited to share our brand new  “Live and Work” video, celebrating our unique outback and culture rich region we are lucky to call home, including the incredible Health Care professionals that support our community. 

Departmental release
8 August 2023

Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk volunteers donate to improve the patient experience

The Broken Hill community are to benefit from a donation of nearly $160,000 from the Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk volunteers.

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