Far West LHD is committed to supporting Aboriginal communities to be healthy and to have access to services that meet their needs.
There are a range of aged care services available to older people, their families and carers in Far West NSW. These services support Aboriginal people aged 50 and over, and non-Aboriginal people aged 65 and over.
Our allied health services include a range of different teams, including dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and mental health professionals.
Far West LHD provides a range of services to support people living with cancer, from the point of diagnosis, through treatment, follow up and survivorship.
Child and family health
Far West LHD provides a range of health services for children, young people and families, with a focus on early intervention and prevention.
We work with other health and social organisations in the community, including GPs, to promote better healthcare outside of the hospital setting.
Mental health, drug and alcohol
Our Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol service works with a range of other organisations to provide coordinated mental health and drug and alcohol services across the Far West.
Nursing and midwifery
Far West LHD provides a range of nursing services through our facilities, clinics and in the community. All pregnant women have free access to their own midwife throughout their pregnancy, birth and early weeks of parenting.
Our Specialist Palliative Care Services provide support to people living with a life-limiting illness and their families, whether at home, in hospital or aged care.
Public dental (oral health)
Free public dental services including pain relief, restorative and preventative treatments and dentures are available to eligible patients through Broken Hill Health Service.
Violence, abuse and neglect
Our services can help people experiencing violence, abuse or neglect, or the physical, mental and emotional health problems that these can cause.
Virtual care (Telehealth)
Virtual care, also known as telehealth, uses video or phone technology to offer patients and consumers a convenient way to connect with health professionals in some cases.