Health

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...

Waiting game as Nepean’s struggles continue

Whether it’s waiting in Emergency or waiting for elective surgery, Nepean Hospital continues to struggle with some of the longest wait times in the...

The cruelty of Dementia

Challenge is the word that Penrith’s Ann Parer uses to describe her life with her husband John, who has Dementia. Married for 32 years, her...

Cyst on woman’s brain found only after her persistence

When 24-year-old Amy Flack from Jamisontown thought something was wrong with her health, she refused to take ‘no’ for an answer. Her intuition paid off...

DJ and pollie go head to head in fitness battle to encourage health

Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar and radio icon Wayne Willmington are going head to head in a fitness challenge. The pair aim to lead...

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,...

New after hours GP clinic to open at Nepean Village

A local healthcare service provider has been appointed to manage an after hours clinic in Penrith, replacing the current Nepean After Hours GP Clinic...

Time to put household remedies on ice

In winter, the rate of minor burns rapidly rises as we plug in our heaters and boil the kettle more often. But new research has...

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...

Desperate battle to save Taryn

A mother in Orchard Hills will move Heaven and Earth to save the life of her daughter, aiming to raise $200,000 in search of...

Showing care in times when it’s needed most

The beginning of motherhood has become that little bit calmer for some local mums thanks to the kindness of strangers. Community based organisation We All...

Exercise service on the move

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's exercise service NeuroMoves has moved into a bigger and better location at Penrith YMCA. With the official opening last week, Business...

Allergies pose a problem at Easter

This long weekend the Easter bunny will be leaving sweet treats for kids across Penrith, but not everyone will get to experience the egg-citement. Nutritionist...

New signs aim to Make Healthy Normal

Signs encouraging more physical activity have been installed at playgrounds throughout Penrith. Penrith Council and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have teamed...

‘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...

Emma’s cancer roller coaster is on the up after fresh all-clear

It’s been a whirlwind three years for Cranebrook’s Emma Dunlop after a hairline freckle left her unsure if she would live or die. Ms Dunlop...

Sisters’ desperate bid to find a cure

Llandilo couple Teressa and Scott Weeks have gone through more heartbreak and pain than any family should have to experience. Not only did they lose...

Ending the silence for endometriosis sufferers

Endometriosis Awareness Month is encouraging women to speak up about their experiences to end the silence surrounding the disease. At 13-years-old, Penrith's Lauren Jones was...

The disease most sufferers don’t know they have

During Coeliac Awareness Week, Emu Heights mum Jacqui Legender is hoping to increase awareness of the autoimmune illness. Ms Legender’s 11-year-old daughter Alexandra Fleming was...

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...