Sunday, November 1, 2020

Health

Fears boom in DIY could spark new asbestos crisis

DIY renovations in the spotlight as experts warn locals to be cautious.

Pandemic sparks huge demand for counsellors

Residents seeking counselling are having to wait months for treatment, as COVID-19 stress causes a spike in demand.

Locals encouraged to consider organ donation ahead of DonateLife Week

DonateLife week is held from July 26 to August 2.

Government may extend Telehealth beyond September

The Federal Government may continue subsidised Telehealth services that are due to end in September.

Health project looks to improve palliative care and services for Indigenous Australians

Nepean Hospital and Western Sydney University have launched a health care study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people.

Survivors urge vigilance and education during Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and survivors are coming together to ensure the disease isn’t forgotten about.

The Penrith gym keeping locals fit for free

Getting your body moving during this period is a great way to boost your energy and improve mental health.

How beauty businesses are adapting to the Coronavirus shutdown

Beauty businesses are finding unique ways to adapt to forced shutdowns as part of the Coronavirus pandemic, as they fight to survive the crisis and prepare to thrive post-lockdown.

Our Medical Home Penrith wants PBS approved pharmacy on site

Patients and staff of Our Medical Home Penrith are petitioning for a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) approved pharmacy on site, after their initial applications were rejected.

Flu shot crucial ahead of winter, doctors say

With the community dealing with COVID-19 and flu season fast approaching, people are being encouraged to ensure they are being vaccinated to protect themselves where they can.

Council implements Coronavirus measures

Social distancing measures implemented at meeting while many services close.

New nurses and midwives start work at Nepean

Penrith residents will benefit more than ever with new nurses and midwives joining Nepean Hospital this year as part of their annual new graduate intake.

Authorities confirm 22 cases of Coronavirus in Local Health District

Health authorities have confirmed a total of 22 people in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District have tested positive to Coronavirus.

State Government announces $2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus

The State Government has announced a major $2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus package as the Coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate in New South Wales.

No longer a taboo topic: The crippling health condition that impacts one in 10...

For years women pleaded with their doctors to take their pain seriously, but now we know what endometriosis is, are we talking about it enough?

New MRI technology at Nepean Hospital set to benefit patients and doctors

Locals needing MRI medical imaging technology will now get increased care at Nepean Hospital.

Mould danger: Air con health warning

We know mould is bad for our health, but it could be hiding in our homes and harming our family without us even knowing.

More needle vending machines to be rolled out in Penrith

Three new needle vending machines will be installed across the region in the coming months to provide safe access to injecting equipment.

Pharmacies warn they’ll go out of business under proposed changes

Pharmacy owners warn they’ll go out of business if planned changes go ahead.

New forum set to tackle mental health issues

A mental health forum that seeks to put the clients in the driving seat is launching in Penrith next week.