Health

Emma’s cancer roller coaster is on the up after fresh all-clear

It’s been a whirlwind three years for Cranebrook’s Emma Dunlop after a hairline freckle left her unsure if she would live or die. Ms Dunlop...

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...

Mums turn to social media to source breast milk

Would you give your baby another mother’s breast milk, or express your own to share with other babies? If the answer is yes, Glenmore Park...

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...

Ending the silence for endometriosis sufferers

Endometriosis Awareness Month is encouraging women to speak up about their experiences to end the silence surrounding the disease. At 13-years-old, Penrith's Lauren Jones was...

Nepean Hospital to undergo major upgrade

A $550 million redevelopment will transform Nepean Hospital and bring a state-of-the-art healthcare facility to the region, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister...

The silent disease crippling women

Severe abdominal and pelvic pain, throwing up, fainting and being forced to stay in bed – these are just some of the daily struggles...

Labor rallies the troops on health funding

Labor is hoping hundreds of people will attend a rally this Sunday and help put pressure on the NSW Government to fund upgrades for...

New approach to healthcare launched in Penrith

The Penrith region is the home of an innovative new approach to healthcare, that now offers a range of health services all under the...

Funding to help drug addicted mothers-to-be

Pregnant women across the Nepean region battling drug addiction will have more help to get clean after the announcement of $1.7 million in funding...

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...

Foot health in focus during National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week is back next week, July 10 to 16, with the campaign aimed at educating Australians on the risk factors of type...

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...

Don’t delay, seek help today

Emu Plains resident Jill Huber’s independence was ripped away from her because she waited too long to seek help for a debilitating eye condition. At...

New technology will help save lives

Nepean Hospital paediatric staff will have improved lines of communication when it comes to sick children after receiving revolutionary technology. A presentation was held last...

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...

The disease most sufferers don’t know they have

During Coeliac Awareness Week, Emu Heights mum Jacqui Legender is hoping to increase awareness of the autoimmune illness. Ms Legender’s 11-year-old daughter Alexandra Fleming was...

Stopped in its tracks

Popular Penrith fitness event ‘Parkrun’ could be at risk of shutting down after access to ‘Gate D’ at the Sydney International Regatta Centre was closed off. Over 300...

New signs aim to Make Healthy Normal

Signs encouraging more physical activity have been installed at playgrounds throughout Penrith. Penrith Council and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have teamed...

Construction begins on new centre dedicated to children with autism

Construction has started on western Sydney’s first multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Former NRL star and Chairman of the Luke Priddis...