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Nov 11
2019

The 7 November 2019 of Practice News, our fortnightly newsletter for general practice, is now available.

Nov 08
2019

Help older people in the Hawkesbury be more connected by attending our FREE Community Connector training on Wednesday 20 November!

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Oct 24
2019

These pathways prepare practices to protect vulnerable patients, their staff and the business before a natural disaster occurs

Oct 24
2019

The 10 October edition of Practice News, our fortnightly newsletter for general practice, is now available.

Oct 10
2019

The 10 October edition of Practice News, our fortnightly newsletter for general practice, is now available.

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Sep 30
2019

The 26 September edition of Practice News, our fortnightly newsletter for general practice, is now available.

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Sep 27
2019

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people can access a free 715 Health Check annually at Aboriginal Medical Services and bulk billing practices. Yet only 30% of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are accessing this service.

Sep 20
2019

Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is proud to be the winner of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) in the category of Innovation.

Aug 21
2019

The region’s first ‘Street University’ will be established in Penrith by the end of the year and will provide a free community space that embraces young people’s art, music and culture while providing early intervention for addiction and mental health issues.

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Jul 25
2019

Living with mental illness and having a personal experience of life on the land has motivated St Albans Farmer, Sherri McMahon, to help local farmers weather the drought.

Armed with a Well-being Grant to Support Farming Communities received from Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), Sherri and her partner are rallying the community to connect and build resilience. The grant, given to the Trustees of the St Albans Common, is part of the Empowering Our Communities initiative introduced by the Federal Government to support communities affected by drought.

Jul 18
2019

We know that loneliness and social isolation is strongly associated with poorer physical and mental health outcomes for older people.

Building on the strength of our Compassionate Communities work taking place in the Blue Mountains, over the next two-years we will pilot a model to reduce isolation and loneliness for older people living in the Hawkesbury community.

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Jul 10
2019

Drought affected communities across Lithgow and Hawkesbury can now access free mental health coaching support.

NewAccess, developed by Beyond Blue and delivered locally by Marathon Health, is a free self-referral, early intervention program for anyone who may be experiencing signs of depression and anxiety. The service is funded by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, through the Empowering Our Communities initiative.

Jul 03
2019

GPs in our region can now access a free psychiatry advice line to help manage the care of patients with mental health concerns. 

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Jul 01
2019

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is pleased to welcome new Board Chair, Dr Tony Rombola.

Dr Rombola has been a Director on the Wentworth Healthcare Board since 2013 and brings a wealth of healthcare experience to the role. He has worked as a GP in Windsor for over 25 years including providing services to a men's rehabilitation centre, and to a number of Residential Aged Care Facilities in the Hawkesbury.

Jun 20
2019

A theatre production focussed on the lived experience of people in the community with mental illness will be on show later this year.

The show is supported by local mental healthcare providers and will be based on real stories from real people within the community. It will highlight the challenges faced by people with mental health conditions and use these as the basis for songs, poetry, comedy and spoken word.

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