Health

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...

Eyes on diabetes during awareness week

The saying goes that an eye is the window to the soul but, for local optometrists, an eye is also a window to detecting...

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...

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...

Parents urged to get kids’ eyes checked more regularly

Visit to the dentist? Check. Appointment at the doctor? Check. Meeting with the optometrist? Apparently not. While they help kids to learn about the world...

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...

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...

Campaign aims to prevent repeat of flu epidemic

A $1.75 million NSW Government campaign to tackle the flu season has launched in a bid to avoid a repeat of last year’s influenza...

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,...