Health

Cops roll up their sleeves to urge blood donations

Superintendents across four police Local Area Commands (LAC) came together at Nepean Donor Centre last week to donate blood as part of the Emergency...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The great lunchbox test

One of the most challenging things when packing a lunchbox is balancing what is healthy and practical, and what kids will actually eat. OnePointHealth nutritionist...

New approach to healthcare launched in Penrith

The Penrith region is the home of an innovative new approach to healthcare, that now offers a range of health services all under the...

Labor commits to Nepean Hospital upgrade

The next State Election is three years away but Labor has already signalled it plans to make Nepean Hospital a key issue. Opposition Leader Luke...

New book to help understanding of mental health

One local crusader is creating the gift that keeps on giving, but she needs your help. Passionate writer Celeste Cannell is creating a children’s picture...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pool warning ahead of hot summer

With summer fast approaching, swimming and pool safety organisations are highlighting the importance of swim safety and reminding parents to be vigilant with their...

Turning tragedy into triumph

After becoming paralysed from separate freak motorcycle accidents, two West Australian men have turned their adversity into advocacy. Terry Mader and Jim Cairns founded disability...

Asthma warning ahead of summer

Asthma sufferers should have their triggers managed before heading outdoors this summer with a specialist at Nepean Hospital warning asthmatics of a difficult season...

Funding to help drug addicted mothers-to-be

Pregnant women across the Nepean region battling drug addiction will have more help to get clean after the announcement of $1.7 million in funding...

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,...