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Jul 02 2021

Grass-roots Community Grants support bushfire affected communities in our region

As part of the Federal Government’s $76 million ‘Supporting the Mental Health of Australians Affected by the 2019/20 Bushfires’ package, Primary Health Networks were provided with funding to support the mental health, wellbeing, resilience and recovery of communities in impacted areas through initiatives such as community grants.
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Apr 27 2021

Community Wellbeing Grants of Up To $10,000 Now Available

Last week we launched our Community Wellbeing Grants of up to $10,000  for organisations or community groups based within bushfire affected communities in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow areas.
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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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Jul 31 2020

Our Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

We welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. 

Our region was one of many to be affected by the 2019-20 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires that tore through homes, businesses and communities. 

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Jul 31 2020

COVID-19 Update

This year has certainly taken some unexpected twists and turns. We have found ourselves playing a pivotal role in coordinating communications and integration between the primary and acute care health systems, enabling us to help manage the medical response in our region during the pandemic.

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Jun 24 2020

New GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic Opens in Windsor

We are pleased to announce the region’s third GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic has opened in Windsor today.
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May 26 2020

We're In This Together

This week is National Reconciliation Week. At Wentworth Healthcare we recognise that “Reconciliation” is not just a word - it is a process that requires change and positive action. It is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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Apr 17 2020

Be Kind and Look After Yourself

It’s been an unbelievable time for our region. From drought and raging bushfires, to floods and now a world-wide pandemic.
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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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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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