Health

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.

Measles case confirmed in Penrith

Locals are being urged to be on alert for symptoms.

Mum’s plea for a better mental health system for her daughter

Mel Cosgrove’s daughter requires mental health assistance, but she says there’s a lack of resources locally to help her and other children facing similar issues.

Program to focus on healthy living

Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh has launched a new program aimed at promoting healthy and active living within the community.

Private health insurance debate: Costs that make you sick

Pros and cons: Young people deal with tough call over private health insurance

To snip or not to snip? The great circumcision debate reignites

Is it the unkindest cut of all or is circumcision making a comeback?

Keep an eye on your eyes

New research has found that 10,000 people in Penrith are part of three million Australians at risk of serious eye problems that could be avoided.

Lighting up: Smokers continue to flout rules at Nepean Hospital

Nepean Hospital’s smoking rules under fire as visitors continue to ignore the law.

Flu spike sparks warning

So far 462 notifications of influenza have been recorded in Penrith, in comparison to just 51 notifications at the same time last year.