Health

Another intensive care cot for Nepean Hospital’s sickest newborns

The Nepean Hospital received its 12th neonatal intensive care cot last week, that will provide more vital intensive care for premature newborn babies. Unveiled on 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...

Fighting the world’s toughest cancer

Glenmore Park’s Cathie Kirk feels blessed with the time she has. After a visit to a specialist in February 2015, Ms Kirk was originally misdiagnosed...

Construction begins on new centre dedicated to children with autism

Construction has started on western Sydney’s first multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Former NRL star and Chairman of the Luke Priddis...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New technology will help save lives

Nepean Hospital paediatric staff will have improved lines of communication when it comes to sick children after receiving revolutionary technology. A presentation was held last...

‘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...

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...

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...

Boost for local health services

In an effort to improve local health service and efficiency, $17 million is headed to the Nepean community for a new HealthOne facility based...