Health

Nurses “burnt out” by workload

Nurses across NSW are calling for better nurse-to-patient ratios in order to raise the quality of care of patients as well as the wellbeing...

Parents urged to get kids’ eyes checked more regularly

Visit to the dentist? Check. Appointment at the doctor? Check. Meeting with the optometrist? Apparently not. While they help kids to learn about the world...

Hospital upgrade will fix years of neglect

Being touted as the investment that will “finally get Nepean right”, the hospital is entering an exciting time as visions become reality. The over $1...

State Government takes Nepean Hospital commitment to over $1 billion

Another $450 million will be added to the Nepean Hospital redevelopment, taking the State Government's funding commitment to over $1 billion. It is a major...

Campaign aims to prevent repeat of flu epidemic

A $1.75 million NSW Government campaign to tackle the flu season has launched in a bid to avoid a repeat of last year’s influenza...

Implant gave Ron his life back

Local cochlear implant recipient Ron Lyons is letting everyone with hearing loss know there are options worth exploring this World Hearing Day. A well-known cartoonist,...

Boost for local health services

In an effort to improve local health service and efficiency, $17 million is headed to the Nepean community for a new HealthOne facility based...

Premier in Penrith to welcome interns

56 medical graduates starting their one year internship at Nepean Hospital this morning have received a warm welcome from Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister...

The great lunchbox test

One of the most challenging things when packing a lunchbox is balancing what is healthy and practical, and what kids will actually eat. OnePointHealth nutritionist...

Living a happy, pain-free life

After years of constant agony as a child, it wasn’t until Dawn Cady was 22 that she was finally diagnosed with chronic pain. “Every time...

Inside hospital’s beating heart

Hidden away inside Nepean Hospital, staff work tirelessly to deliver some of the best and fastest work in the state. What can be described as...

Fighting the world’s toughest cancer

Glenmore Park’s Cathie Kirk feels blessed with the time she has. After a visit to a specialist in February 2015, Ms Kirk was originally misdiagnosed...

Penrith aims to re-shape health approach

Penrith is set to become an international destination for health care excellence. Earlier today (Monday, October 23), plans were launched for a new world-class health...

Waiting game as Nepean’s struggles continue

Whether it’s waiting in Emergency or waiting for elective surgery, Nepean Hospital continues to struggle with some of the longest wait times in the...

The cruelty of Dementia

Challenge is the word that Penrith’s Ann Parer uses to describe her life with her husband John, who has Dementia. Married for 32 years, her...

Cyst on woman’s brain found only after her persistence

When 24-year-old Amy Flack from Jamisontown thought something was wrong with her health, she refused to take ‘no’ for an answer. Her intuition paid off...

DJ and pollie go head to head in fitness battle to encourage health

Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar and radio icon Wayne Willmington are going head to head in a fitness challenge. The pair aim to lead...

No excuses: Free fitness classes prove a smash hit

With more than 14 million Australians either overweight or obese, a new fitness program in Penrith aims to tackle the problem head on. Last week,...

New after hours GP clinic to open at Nepean Village

A local healthcare service provider has been appointed to manage an after hours clinic in Penrith, replacing the current Nepean After Hours GP Clinic...

Time to put household remedies on ice

In winter, the rate of minor burns rapidly rises as we plug in our heaters and boil the kettle more often. But new research has...