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23 February 2024

Clinical redesign improves follow-up care

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District’s Walanga Gul service, formerly known as the 48 Hour Follow Up Service, is improving service engagement and health outcomes for First Nations clients following a clinical redesign implemented by Primary Care and Community Health staff.

22 February 2024

Allied Health professionalism recognised

Highly regarded developmental and clinical psychologist at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Dr Lynne Mason has been recognised for her commitment to ensuring evidence-based, compassionate care for neurodiverse children and adolescents with a nomination at this year’s NSW Health Excellence in Allied Health Awards.

20 February 2024

Culturally safe support for Aboriginal families in Lithgow

The Building Strong Foundations (BSF) service in Lithgow has been renamed in the Wiradjuri language to ‘Walanbang gabingidyal’ following community engagement.

15 February 2024

Junior doctors follow in family footsteps

There were some very familiar names amongst a new cohort of junior doctors recently welcomed to Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. Embarking on their medical careers are three medical interns with strong family ties to our District.

14 February 2024

AI-driven test forecasts superinfection risk in COVID-19 patients

A study by Australian researchers has helped to develop a unique test to determine which COVID-19 patients need urgent, life-saving medical care.

4 February 2024

New data shows top five cancers projected to affect people in Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Prostate cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer, melanoma of the skin and lung cancer are projected to be the five most common cancers diagnosed this year in Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, according to new data from Cancer Institute NSW.

2 February 2024

Consumer engagement in mental health care

How can people with lived experience of mental health care help drive services to improve?

1 February 2024

Committed to caring

Dalton Lynch has spent his entire career serving his local community. A proud firefighter and paramedic, Dalton is now ready to face his next challenge as he dons a pair of scrubs and begins a new journey as a medical intern at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD).   

31 January 2024

​​New Beginnings – an operational change at Hawkesbury District Health Service​

St John of God Health Care has advised it will not renew its contract to operate Hawkesbury District Health Service. As a result, services provided by St John of God Health Care will transition to Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD), with the change planned to be completed by 30 June 2024. 

24 January 2024

Radiotherapy upgrade improves patient care

Since the introduction of a high-precision TrueBeam® radiotherapy system at the Nepean Cancer and Wellness Centre last year, local cancer patients have benefited from the latest in radiation oncology treatment.

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