Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District stories

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23 September 2023

Flicking the switch on Portland's new generator

Patient comfort is guaranteed at Portland Tabulam Health Centre with the procurement and installation of a new emergency power generator ensuring essential power can be provided all year round when required.

19 September 2023

Emergency Department training scores top marks

Nepean Hospital’s reputation as a centre for education excellence has been confirmed with its Emergency Department (ED) listed as a top destination for emergency medicine trainees in a recent national survey. 

15 September 2023

A rewarding contribution: volunteering at Blue Mountains Hospital

Volunteers at the Blue Mountains Hospital are hoping to grow their ranks with a call-out for new recruits and an upcoming information session on Wednesday 4 October.

13 September 2023

Local health professionals benefit from one of the region's largest Paediatric events

More than 120 local GPs, registrars, practice nurses, allied health professionals and paediatric specialists gathered in Leura on Saturday, 2 September, for the 2023 Nepean Blue Mountains Clinical Paediatric Conference.

12 September 2023

Improved mental health support for young people

Young people with lived experience of mental health can look forward to better mental health, physical health and wellbeing outcomes and increased access to appropriate care at Nepean Hospital’s new Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient unit. 

6 September 2023

Research funds granted for NBMLHD Allied Health researchers

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Allied Health researchers Dr Laura Kirsten, Dr Sviatlana Kamarova and Anwar Hassan have been awarded prestigious Implementation Science Pilot Grants through Sydney Health Partners.

5 September 2023

Making menopause manageable this Women’s Health Week

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life, and for some it can be a challenging experience. Clinicians at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are advocating to remove the shame and stigma for women seeking support as they enter this significant life transition.

31 August 2023

Farewell Chief Executive Kay Hyman

After 12 years of dedicated service, Chief Executive Kay Hyman will retire on 1 September.

28 August 2023

A voice for Lithgow: consumer reps drive change

Lithgow local Colleen Winterburn has always been passionate about advocacy and social justice, and as a health consumer representative she’s able to make a positive contribution to the lives of others.

24 August 2023

Supporting gender diverse youth

A specific youth-focused gender diverse group is helping young people break down barriers and face issues of stigma together for people across the region. 

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