Health

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.

Purple Day an opportunity to talk about epilepsy

Purple Day is a special event for Glenmore Park mum Helen Owen and her daughter Bella Osborne. The initiative on March 26 aims to raise...

River water quality questioned

To swim or not to swim, that is the question. At least it has been for Penrith residents looking to cool off in the Nepean...

Mental health program extended

More than half a million dollars will be spent to continue a crucial trial that offers employment to those suffering with mental health issues. Liberal...

Nurses and midwives call for better conditions

Fed-up nurses and midwives say they’re sick of being a dumping ground as they argue for adequate funding and staff-to-patient ratios. Hosted by the NSW...

Moustaches are on Point

18 mo-tivated staff members from OnePointHealth will raise vital funds for men’s health as part of the Movember movement. With the goal to raise $7000,...

Local nurses and midwives recognised

They spend their days and nights tirelessly working to ensure the community is healthy and safe, and now nurses and midwives from Nepean Hospital...

Confirmed: 248 flu cases in local area

It's official, just a few weeks out from spring, NSW Health has announced that the flu season is officially upon us. Starting two months later...

Service to help close the gap

Penrith is set to become the home of a new primary health care service that will help to address the health needs of the...

Watch your mouth!

You might have been told to watch your tongue at least once in your lifetime, but now locals are being told to watch their...

Locals encouraged to discuss organ donation

It might be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but the Lions Club of Emu Plains is encouraging all locals to discuss organ and tissue...

Warning over imported eye liner

A public warning has been issued about an imported cosmetic eye liner, which has dangerous levels of lead and may have caused three children...