Health

Pool warning ahead of hot summer

With summer fast approaching, swimming and pool safety organisations are highlighting the importance of swim safety and reminding parents to be vigilant with their...

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...

Dillon bunkers down for fight of his life

Dillon Barnett is a 27-year-old man who has lived a life filled with adversities. Born and raised in Penrith, Mr Barnett entered the world with...

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...

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...

Nepean Hospital patients grounded

High rise developments surrounding Nepean Hospital have caused the suspension of urgent life saving helicopter transfers to and from the already struggling hospital. Nepean Hospital...

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,...

Raising funds to fight Melanoma

It hasn't been an easy ride for Emma Dunlop, of Cranebrook, after she was told she had stage four Melanoma. Ms Dunlop is now hoping...

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,...

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...

Asthma warning ahead of summer

Asthma sufferers should have their triggers managed before heading outdoors this summer with a specialist at Nepean Hospital warning asthmatics of a difficult season...

Time to make a change

It’s the statistics we’ve seen time and time again – 60 per cent of western Sydney residents are overweight, and almost half of those...

‘Reluctant brotherhood’ shares funds

Residential aged care facilities in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will feel an ease of pressure thanks to the generous support of...

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...

Even in his darkest days, Merv is thinking of others

A man who has given so much to the community keeps on giving, even in his darkest days. 59-year-old Merv Adlington was the founder of...

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...

Health records go online

Penrith has been selected to trial a new way of keeping health records. My Health Record was launched last Friday and up to 360,000 residents...

Turning tragedy into triumph

After becoming paralysed from separate freak motorcycle accidents, two West Australian men have turned their adversity into advocacy. Terry Mader and Jim Cairns founded disability...

Another intensive care cot for Nepean Hospital’s sickest newborns

The Nepean Hospital received its 12th neonatal intensive care cot last week, that will provide more vital intensive care for premature newborn babies. Unveiled on the...

Costly battle against awful disease

This year, dementia is estimated to cost Australians a massive $14.67 billion. And that figure is expected to skyrocket in the next 40 years, according...