Health

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...

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...

Nepean Hospital to undergo major upgrade

A $550 million redevelopment will transform Nepean Hospital and bring a state-of-the-art healthcare facility to the region, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister...

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,...

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...

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...

Foot health in focus during National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week is back next week, July 10 to 16, with the campaign aimed at educating Australians on the risk factors of type...

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,...

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...

Raising funds to fight Melanoma

It hasn't been an easy ride for Emma Dunlop, of Cranebrook, after she was told she had stage four Melanoma. Ms Dunlop is now hoping...

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...

Mother’s heartbreaking story aims to raise still birth awareness

It’s the pain that no one wants to talk about let alone go through, but Cranebrook resident Amanda Kirk bravely told her story at...

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...

Mums turn to social media to source breast milk

Would you give your baby another mother’s breast milk, or express your own to share with other babies? If the answer is yes, Glenmore Park...

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...

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...

Spike in local ‘crypto’ cases

Summer’s high temperatures have seen pool use soaring and with it an increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis, warns Associate Professor Brad Forssman, Director of...

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...

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...

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...