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Jul 23 2021

Registered Nurses Needed for Local COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

More registered nurses are needed to help vaccinate our community against COVID-19. Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, has been working closely with the Department of Health and general practices to support the local vaccination roll-out, and is calling on local nurses to join the effort.
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Jun 28 2021

Penrith's Head to Health Centre Takes Next Step to December Opening

The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP and Wentworth Healthcare CEO, Lizz Reay are pleased to announce that Neami National will operate Penrith’s Adult Mental Health Centre, now called Head to Health, which will open in December 2021.
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Jun 24 2021

Grass-roots Community Grants support bushfire affected communities

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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May 03 2021

Community Wellbeing Grants Now Available

Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, have launched 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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Apr 06 2021

Connecting Community through Creativity

Hawkesbury Remakery has expanded their current services with funding received from Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) under the Well-Being Grants initiative.
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Mar 29 2021

Local Penrith general practices join the fight against COVID-19

Last week, general practices in the Nepean Blue Mountains region start the staged roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations under Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s Vaccination Roll-out Strategy.
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Mar 22 2021

Local Blue Mountains general practices join the fight against COVID-19

This week, general practices in the Nepean Blue Mountains region start the staged roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations under Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s Vaccination Roll-out Strategy.
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Mar 22 2021

Next steps taken for Penrith Adult Mental Health Centre

The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP and Nepean Blue Mountains PHN (NBMPHN) CEO, Lizz Reay have today announced that the Penrith Adult Mental Health Centre is on track to open by December 2021.
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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 16 2020

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Results on My Health Record

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

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