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Nov 13 2020

Greater inclusion of primary healthcare needed

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, has welcomed the Royal Commission into National Natural Disasters recommendation that primary healthcare providers should have greater inclusion into disaster planning processes.

The Nepean Blue Mountains 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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Oct 08 2020

Don’t be complacent - Hawkesbury residents urged to get tested for COVID-19

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is urging Hawkesbury residents who may be experiencing COVID-like symptoms to get tested, after the state’s sewage surveillance program detected fragments of the virus at the North Richmond Treatment Plant.
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Sep 11 2020

Local Program Connecting Older People During COVID-19

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.

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Aug 18 2020

headspace Katoomba Opens Wednesday 19 August

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 14 2020

Blue Mountains residents urged to get tested for COVID-19

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.

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Jun 19 2020

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

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

It’s Okay to Visit Your Doctor

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 08 2020

headspace Katoomba has a location

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

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

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

Primary Health Network Funds on-site Doctor for Newmarch House

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

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

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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Feb 18 2020

Parramatta Mission to establish Katoomba headspace

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is pleased to announce that Parramatta Mission will establish and operate the new headspace in Katoomba.
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Jan 13 2020

Wentworth Healthcare welcomes the Federal Government’s mental health response to the bushfire crisis

Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement yesterday of $76 million for mental health support in response to the current bushfire crisis.
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Nov 01 2019

Local communities now have increased access to mental health, drug and alcohol counselling delivered

Indigenous communities throughout the Nepean Blue Mountains region now have increased access to mental health, drug and alcohol counselling delivered by Aboriginal health professionals.
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Sep 20 2019

Innovative NDIS Calculator Wins WSABE Award

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.
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