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Jul 29 2022

Supports Available for Flood and Disaster Affected Communities

As we move towards recovery from the latest flood disaster, it's important to recognise the incredible resilience displayed by our community and unwavering dedication from our health professionals during this event and over the last few years.
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Jul 22 2022

Government Announces Distribution Priority Area (DPA) Update

We welcome the announcement made by the Hon Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Aged Care, and Susan Templeman, Federal Member for Macquarie, that the Government has updated the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) classification system to recognise 700 areas with either full or partial DPA classification.
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Jun 03 2022

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants. The grants have been funded through the Federal and NSW Government in response to the 2022 floods to support the mental health of those affected.
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Apr 08 2022

Be a Health Hero and Protect Yourself this Winter

This winter we are urging you to get vaccinated against the flu and to ensure your COVID-19 vaccinations are up-to-date, by getting your booster or winter dose before it’s too late.
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Mar 17 2022

headspace for Hawkesbury

We welcome the announcement made today by The Hon Greg Hunt MP - Minister for Health and Aged Care, Senator the Hon Marise Payne - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, and Sarah Richards - Liberal Candidate for Macquarie, that the Hawkesbury will receive a full-service headspace.
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Feb 16 2022

Wellbeing and Self-Care for Primary Healthcare Staff

Throughout the past two years I have been in awe of the dedication, resilience and flexibility of our primary care sector.
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Dec 13 2021

Penrith Head to Health Centre Now Open

Today we were excited that Hon David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, and Melissa McIntosh, Federal Member for Lindsay, officially opened the Penrith Head to Health Centre.
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Nov 13 2020

Greater inclusion of primary healthcare in disasters

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to, and presenting at the NSW Ministry of Health’s ‘Disaster Manager’s Forum’.
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Oct 02 2020

Mental Health Matters

Mental ill health, just like physical ill health, can effect anyone at any time. It doesn’t discriminate. Even though conversations about mental health and wellbeing are now more mainstream, there are still those with mental ill health who continue to suffer alone. 
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Sep 14 2020

Helping to Empower Our Communities

Our Well-Being Grants program officially launched in January 2019 and funded community-led initiatives that supported the mental health, well-being and resilience of farming communities affected by drought. These grants were funded through the Federal Government's 'Empowering Our Communities' (EOC) initiative.
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Feb 20 2020

It takes a village to grow old and stay healthy

This week we celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival and the unique contribution older people make to our community. It is also a chance to highlight that for many older Australians social isolation and loneliness is a significant issue.
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Jul 03 2019

Dr Tony Rombola takes over as Board Chair

I am pleased to welcome Dr Tony Rombola as the new Chair of the Wentworth Healthcare Board.

In November our previous Chair, Dr Andrew Knight, will have served his maximum term as a Director and will be leaving our Board after a seven year tenure. This change of responsibility prior to Andrew's departure will allow Tony to have a smooth transition and a comprehensive handover. I would like to thank Andrew for his vision and leadership as Chair and for his support for me as CEO.

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Lizz Reay is the CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. Previously Deputy CEO of Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local & Nepean Division of General Practice, she has an extensive background in public health.

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