Western NSW LHD latest news

Read the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) news to stay informed about the latest healthcare developments and events in the region.

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16 February 2024

District welcomes over 150 graduate nurses to bolster frontline workforce

More than 150 graduate nurses will begin their careers in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) hospitals and health facilities in 2024, significantly bolstering the frontline workforce across the entire region.

7 February 2024

Record number of trainee Psychiatrists provide major boost to services

A record number of trainee Psychiatrists have started work across Western NSW Local Health District’s (WNSWLHD) mental health, drug and alcohol services this year, providing a significant boost to local services and communities. Following their orientation today, the cohort of 14 new doctors will undertake work across a range of different mental health units and services.

7 February 2024

Residents urged to be aware of amoebic meningitis as water temperatures rise

Residents in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) are being urged to take simple precautions around untreated or poorly treated water to protect themselves and their loved ones from  Amoebic meningoencephalitis.

25 January 2024

District welcomes new junior doctors to ranks to boost local health services

More than 30 junior doctors have started work as interns with Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) this year, bolstering the medical workforce and providing a major boost to local health services.

22 January 2024

From strength to strength

Kelly Lienesch is a proud Malyangapa woman who grew up in Wanaaring and lives in Bourke. Kelly has been an Enrolled Nurse for 32 years and is now also a qualified Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP).   Kelly wants to inspire others to follow in her footsteps to help her community. 

16 January 2024

From Hong Kong to Mobile CT Van

The WNSWLHD welcome's Ollie Mulcock to the District. Ollie is the senior radiographer operating the Mobile CT Van which rotates between Bourke, Cobar and Walgett. 

22 December 2023

New Head of Cardiology boosts specialist care in Bathurst

Bathurst Health Service has boosted its senior medical workforce, with Dr Kanishka Kamaladasa appointed the new Head of Cardiology.

14 December 2023

Rehabilitation services expanded to support people to overcome alcohol and drug dependency

People who are fighting to overcome, and recover from alcohol or other drug dependency across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) now have access to additional therapy and treatment services through the expanded community-based rehabilitation day program at Dubbo.

6 December 2023

Western NSW public hospitals improve performance through busy quarter

The latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report shows Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) improved in a number of key planned surgery and emergency department (ED) performance measures despite increasingly high demand for hospital care.

5 December 2023

Construction begins on new Canowindra HealthOne facility

Construction works will soon commence on the new Canowindra HealthOne facility, which will significantly improve the community’s access to care.

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