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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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May 31
2019

Wentworth Healthcare has used World No Tobacco Day (Friday 31 May) to launch an innovative new campaign that focuses on holistic wellbeing and connection to Country as the motivation to reduce smoking rather than using negative images of ill-health.

The Breath of Fresh Air campaign, funded by Cancer Institute NSW, aims to reduce the high rates of tobacco use in the Aboriginal community in the Nepean Blue Mountains region of NSW (Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow & Penrith).

May 15
2019

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, welcomes the announcement made by the Federal Government that Western Sydney will receive a $19.5 million Community Health and Well-being funding package.

May 02
2019

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, welcomes the announcement made today by Senator Deborah O'Neill, Assistant Shadow Minister for Mental Health, and Susan Templeman, Member for Macquarie, that Labor will fund a new headspace Centre in Katoomba and an outreach service in the Hawkesbury if elected into Government.

Apr 26
2019

A new service which aims to improve community connectedness in the Hawkesbury has been announced by the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) as part of their Well-being Grants to Support Farming Communities. 

Apr 16
2019

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, welcomes the announcement made today by the Hon Marise Payne, Senator for Western Sydney, and Sarah Richards, Liberal candidate for the seat of Macquarie, that the Morrison Government will fund of a new headspace Centre in Katoomba.

Mar 14
2019

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people still face unequal health outcomes. On average, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people die more than 10 years younger than other Australians.

Jan 30
2019

Today Wentworth Healthcare launched their Well-Being Grants for Farming Communities program to help support the mental health and well-being of farming communities in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

Jan 24
2019

Australia’s peak body representing the interests of older people has urged retirees travelling Australia to consider the benefits of a My Health Record.

For many Australians, retirement signals the start of a new and exciting period of life. More free time brings the opportunity to travel the country. But if you have health problems, travelling as an older person can be complicated.

Dec 13
2018

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

In an effort to reduce the burden on emergency departments, a new campaign is being launched to help people find what local after hours medical services are available.

Oct 11
2018

Do you regularly use HealthPathways? How is it valuable to you?

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Sep 14
2018

With more than 460,000 people expected to receive a disability support package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by 2020, the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) has developed an online calculator to help people understand the costs of support services that someone may be eligible for under the NDIS.

Jul 11
2018

For the rest of Australia, 16 July marks the launch of the three month opt-out period for the Federal Government’s My Health Record expansion program. In the Nepean Blue Mountains region, most people already have a My Health Record that was created as part of the 2016 Opt-Out Trial.

Apr 16
2018

A report into End-of-Life Care has revealed that despite most people’s wish to die at home, the majority end up dying in hospital, emergency rooms or ambulances because they do not have an Advance Care Plan. Making an Advance Care Plan lets you say what you would want, if you are ever unable to communicate for yourself.