Font size:

Keep in touch. Sign up to receive emails from NBMPHN

News : Media

Mar 12

Interim mental health support is being made available for young people in Lithgow in response to the high rates of psychological distress among youth in the area, ahead the launch of the new headspace outreach service due later this year.

Feb 01

Wentworth Healthcare welcomes the announcement made by the Federal Government today of additional funding to help support youth anxiety and depression.

Nov 30

Significant improvements in the way General Practice and hospitals share the care of patients is set to be made after the launch today of a dynamic online “care map” for the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

Sep 22

More than 13 programs are being rolled out to address drug, alcohol and mental health issues across the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Hawkesbury and Penrith. Commissioned by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) - through funding from the Federal Government - local organisations have been funded to work with their own communities.

Aug 11

A report into the health needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers has highlighted that primary healthcare professionals have an important role in improving refugees access and utilisation of health services.

Jun 21

Following an open tender process, a local healthcare service provider has been appointed to manage and operate an after hours clinic in the Penrith region to replace the current Nepean After Hours GP Clinic located at Nepean Hospital.

May 01

Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) has contracted Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services (NCNS) to operate the Closing the Gap program in the Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM) region.

Mar 24

A local Aboriginal health worker is helping to save the lives of Indigenous women in Lithgow. With breast screening rates in Lithgow well below the state average, Elly Chatfield has been working with Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) to assist in educating and supporting women to have a mammogram.

Jun 28

An online mental health tool launched yesterday will help local people find support services quickly and easily.

Jun 21

Local GPs joined forces with hospital paediatric specialists last weekend to share information and knowledge that will enhance treatment for children in the Blue Mountains.

May 06

Local residents across the NBM region attended public information forums this week to learn more about My Health Record that will soon be available to all people across the region. The NBM region is part of a trial where residents will be automatically given a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one.

Mar 04

The Federal Government has chosen the NBM region to pioneer a new approach to how people can get a digital health record.

Dec 09

Nepean Blue Mountains PHN (NBMPHN), which covers the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith areas, will be one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) that has been provided with increased Federal Government funds to combat ice use in the region.


Webmaster: Samantha O'Hare, Bachelor of Arts (Comms/Internet)

Sitemap | Privacy | Disclaimer notice