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Sep 18
2020

While first published in January, this page is continually being added to and updated.

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Sep 11
2020

The Health Connector program is now back up and running following a short pause due to COVID-19.

The program is part of the Social Connectedness Project, funded by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. It involves a dedicated ‘Health Connector’ situated within one of seven participating general practices across the Hawkesbury.

Aug 18
2020

After a strong and persistent appeal from the community, Katoomba officially has its own headspace satellite. The service officially opened on Wednesday 19 August and will provide support for young people and family and friends within the community.

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Jul 16
2020

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program participants will now have their bowel screening results uploaded to the My Health Record (MHR). 

Jul 14
2020

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is urging Blue Mountains residents who are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms to get tested, following four positive cases in the upper Blue Mountains.

Jul 07
2020

The Australian Government is funding a trial of eight Adult Mental Health Centres across Australia, with one to be established in each state and territory. Nepean Blue Mountains PHN has been selected to commission the Centre for NSW in Penrith.

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Jun 19
2020

The region’s third GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic opens in Windsor on Wednesday 24 June.

Like the Respiratory Clinics in both Penrith and Hazelbrook, this service will assess people with mild to moderate respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, cough or shortness of breath and offer testing for COVID-19.

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May 29
2020

Coronavirus has put our health and the health system in the spotlight over the last few months. Yet many of us have been avoiding the doctor and putting our health on hold.

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May 20
2020

As the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) is felt across the country, now more than ever it’s important for patients to look after their lung health and general well-being, particularly for those living with lung disease or lung cancer.

May 08
2020

After strong and persistent community advocacy the Katoomba region is closer than ever to having its very own headspace satellite centre.

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May 07
2020

The region’s second GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic opens in Hazelbrook, next Wednesday 13 May.

Like the GP Respiratory Clinic that opened at the Homemaker Centre in Penrith last month, this service will assess people with mild to moderate respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, cough and shortness of breath and offer testing for COVID-19.

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Apr 30
2020

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is funding a full-time on-site doctor to support residents and staff at Anglicare’s Newmarch House during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Apr 21
2020

The region’s first GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic has opened in Penrith. This Clinic will assess, test and diagnose people with mild to moderate respiratory symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, tiredness and shortness of breath. 

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Mar 12
2020

Did you know less than 15% of Australian’s have documented their preferences in an Advance Care Directive?

Feb 27
2020

One of our HealthPathways GP clinical editors, Dr Kate Brunton, has provided more information regarding the resources and tools availabe to help GPs support their patients with eating disorders.