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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.

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 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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Feb 18
2020

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.

Jan 13
2020

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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Dec 13
2019

Up to two-thirds of emergency room patients presenting at night and on weekends could have been treated by a GP, according to local data.

With the upcoming Christmas and New Year period just around the corner, our local emergency departments are bracing for an increased patient load. The good news is that for non-urgent medical assistance, the hospital is not always your only option and a long wait in the emergency department may not be necessary.

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Nov 01
2019

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

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 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.