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Media Releases - 2015

Stay safe and healthy this summer (PDF)
Unexpected illness or a sudden injury resulting in an ED visit isn’t fun which is why health experts are urging residents to play it safe these holidays and prevent injuries.

How to avoid serving up food poisoning at your table (PDF)
Whether you're a master chef or a beginner preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways to thaw, prepare, stuff and cook your festive food this Christmas.

Keeping your family safe in the sun this summer (PDF)
Frequent trips to the beach this summer could mean more than just fun in the sun according to South Western Sydney Local Health District Cancer Services Director Geoff Delaney.

Keeping your family safe in the sun this summer (PDF)
Frequent trips to the beach this summer could mean more than just fun in the sun according to Liverpool Cancer Services Director Eugene Moylan.

Milestone year for Karitane (PDF)
This week Karitane will celebrate an important milestone of five years supporting families at Camden Hospital.

Give a healthier gift this year and it’ll work out (PDF)
Stuck for gift ideas this festive season? Don’t sweat.

Changing Minds lives up to its name at the Premier’s Awards (PDF)
Staff and patients at Liverpool Hospital’s Mental Health Service were rewarded for their participation in the ABC TV Series Changing Minds with a prestigious NSW Premier’s Award for public service.

Alleviating pain and delivering art in palliative care (PDF)
For someone who is dying, speaking about the past can be upsetting and the future can be uncertain. Reflected Legacy, an artist led project in Liverpool Hospital’s Palliative Care Ward uses words, actions and art to keep memories alive even when the patient is no longer in Hospital.

A vow to end HIV on World Aids Day (PDF)
This World AIDS Day, on 1 December, South Western Sydney Local Health District will take the opportunity to further raise awareness in the community, remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS and show support for people living with HIV.

A ‘Pawsitive’ Christmas fundraiser (PDF)
Have you got a pet dog, cat, chicken, duck or mouse? Do you think he or she is worthy of posing for a picture with Santa Claus?

One of the most revolutionary hospital patient care protocols in medical history, the Medical Emergency Team, will be placed in the spotlight at the Ingham Institute and SWSLHD 10th Annual Research & Teaching Showcase on Friday 27 November at Liverpool Hospital.

Budyari Community Health Centre renovation renews patient care (PDF)
Budyari Community Health Centre in Miller has recently undergone a $280,000 renovation to support improved patient care. A morning tea and celebrations will be held on Monday, November 9 to re-open the centre.

Positive step in commitment to walking (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and Fairfield City Council will take a positive step on Tuesday towards promoting walking for health by signing the Walk21 International Walking Charter.

Feet planted firmly in Bowral’s new sensory garden (PDF)
Mental health consumers and staff at Bowral & District Hospital can soon experience the joys of a brightly coloured garden with scented paths, ahead of the official opening of the Berrima Cottage Sensory Garden.

Show you care for our carers (PDF)
SWSLHD is encouraging people to show they care by recognising the important work carers do in our community during National Carers Week (11 – 17 October).

Mental Illness doesn’t discriminate (PDF)
Bankstown residents are being encouraged to ‘Value your Mind’ during Mental Health Month this October.

Mental Illness doesn’t discriminate (PDF)
Bowral residents are being encouraged to ‘Value your Mind’ during Mental Health Month this October.

Mental Illness doesn’t discriminate (PDF)
Macarthur residents are being encouraged to ‘Value your Mind’ during Mental Health Month this October.

Mental Illness doesn’t discriminate (PDF)
Liverpool residents are being encouraged to ‘Value your Mind’ during Mental Health Month this October.

Mental Illness doesn’t discriminate (PDF)
South Western Sydney residents are being encouraged to ‘Value your Mind’ during Mental Health Month this October.

‘Go4Fun’ improves health outcomes and confidence for kids (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) will launch the next popular Go4Fun healthy lifestyle program on Tuesday 6th October to kick off the school term.

E-cigarettes up in smoke! (PDF)
New laws came into effect this month across the state banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.

Campbelltown Hospital receives a ‘wheely’ worthy donation (PDF)
Campbelltown Hospital has received 14 of the latest ‘Medtel’ cardiac monitors and a new ultrasound system thanks to a $281,535 donation from the Wakeling Motor Group’s Wheels for Life Program.

Think FAST during Stroke Week (PDF)
During Stroke Week (14 – 20 September) South Western Sydney Local Health District is encouraging people to be aware of how to recognise stroke and what to do, to live healthy and get regular health checks.

Multicultural Health Week (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is raising awareness about patient and carer rights and responsibilities in accessing safe and high quality health care during Multicultural Health Week (7 – 13 September 2015).

Dads encouraged to have the breast intentions this Father’s Day (PDF)
The thought of having breakfast in bed while unwrapping a pair of socks on Father’s Day may be a moving experience for many first time dads. But with the gifts comes other responsibilities such as supporting their partner in breastfeeding their babies to give them a healthy start in life.

Encouraging pre-literacy during Speech Pathology week (PDF)
During Speech Pathology Week (23-29 August), South Western Sydney Local Health District will help shine the light on more than 1.1 million Australians who have a speech or swallowing difficulty.

Junior doctors to map next career phase (PDF)
NSW Health is encouraging junior doctors to apply for 4,000 positions offered from today through the State’s 2016 recruitment of Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) – the largest campaign of its kind in Australia.

Use your time wisely during DonateLife week (2-9 August) (PDF)
During DonateLife week South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is urging families to use their time wisely and have a chat that may one day save many lives.

Dying to Know Day (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District has highlighted the importance of advance care planning as part of Dying to Know Day (8 August).

Make Healthy Normal (PDF)
Health experts are encouraging residents to make simple diet and exercise changes with the launch of the new NSW Health campaign Make Healthy Normal.

Spy glass technology at Liverpool Hospital (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital has expanded its state-of-the-art Endoscopy Suite with the addition of a third procedure room and featuring the new Spy Glass digital technology, making it one of the largest and busiest stand alone endoscopy centres in NSW.

Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre continues modern treatments (PDF)
The Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre at Campbelltown Hospital will continue to provide an excellent standard of advanced treatment for cancer patients with thanks to the upgrade of radiation therapy equipment.

Bankstown community invited (PDF)
The community is invited to a Bankstown Day Care Service open day and Christmas in July celebration at Bankstown Senior Citizens’ Centre, 7 West Terrace Bankstown.

Go Dry this July for the (PDF)
The Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre at Campbelltown Hospital has again this year been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Dry July campaign and is calling on the community to get on board and support the fundraiser for adults living with cancer.

‘Miracle Man’ says thanks (PDF)
While ‘the Miracle Man’ is a big nickname to live up to, Graeme Webb has certainly earned it, having been technically dead for 30 minutes while he received life-saving surgery at Liverpool Hospital.

Pregnant women urged to get flu shot (PDF)
With temperatures dropping this week, health experts are reminding pregnant women about the importance of getting their influenza vaccination before the full force of winter hits.

Crunch time for bowel cancer awareness (PDF)
If you are over 50 years old, now is a good time to be tested for bowel cancer – one of the most curable types of cancers if detected early, says Associate Professor Stephen Della-Fiorentina, Director of the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre, in support of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Prevent a trip to the Emergency Department this winter (PDF)
As a chill hits the air in the Southern Highlands this winter, local health experts are warning residents to stay abreast of seasonal dangers that could lead to accidents.

Birthday Celebrations at Karitane Carramar (PDF)
Karitane at Carramar marked a milestone 21 years of supporting mothers and families yesterday in celebrations that also recognised 100 years of baby clinics in NSW this year.

Women go red for heart health (PDF)
On Wednesday June 10, Warwick Farm will "Go Red for Women" to promote heart health.

Get checked during HIV Testing Week (PDF)
Popstars Kate DeAraugo and Paulini have joined forces this HIV Testing Week (1-7 June) to encourage Macarthur residents to be aware that getting an HIV test is now easier and faster than ever before.

Liverpool Wellness Centre launches winter activities (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Centre has launched a new timetable of activities to help patients, survivors and carers during different stages of their cancer journeys.

Prepare to quit on World No Tobacco Day (PDF)
With new outdoor dining smoking bans starting across NSW in July, World No Tobacco Day (31 May) could be the perfect opportunity to start thinking about quitting for good.

Local heroes thanked during Palliative Care Week (PDF)
It’s National Palliative Care Week (Sunday 24th - Saturday 30th May 2015) and South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) has highlighted the amazing work performed by local palliative care volunteers, congratulating recent graduates of a Palliative Care Volunteer Program.

South Western Sydney teens targeted for gambling awareness (PDF)
Young people are the main focus of an awareness campaign being run by local health experts to tackle the impact of gambling promotion and advertising during Responsible Gambling Awareness week (May 25 – May 31).

Get to know your kidneys this Kidney Health Week (PDF)
South western Sydney has one of the highest rates of kidney disease in Australia so local health experts are encouraging people to ‘Meet your Kidneys’ in a bid to highlight the importance of the function of kidneys during Kidney Health Week (May 25 to May 31).

Auxiliary raises funds for new humidicrib at Bowral Hospital (PDF)
Parents of babies being treated in Bowral & District Hospital’s Maternity Unit can rest assured their bubs continue to receive excellent standards of care, thanks to generous donations from the community to Bowral & District Hospital’s Auxiliary.

Liverpool Cancer Service celebrates 20 years of caring (PDF)
The Liverpool Hospital Cancer Service is this month marking 20 years of helping local people fight cancer.

Smoke-free outdoor dining on its way (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is reminding the community that from 6 July 2015, all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be smoke-free, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.

Cancer Centre opens its doors to local GPs (PDF)
Local general practitioners are invited to attend the Cancer Therapy GP Forum and Open Day at Liverpool Hospital.

Kids encouraged to go for a fun start to the winter months (PDF)
Parents are being encouraged to enrol their kids in the Go4Fun Term 2 program to increase their physical activity and improve health before the winter months settle in.

Free support group for first-time mums (PDF)
Following a grant from Camden Council, Karitane at Camden is running a free, five week group for first time mothers with infants under six months old.

Our health starts with us (PDF)
Health experts are encouraging young people to take control of their own health during National Youth Week (10-19 April).

Stroke patient finds therapy in writing a book (PDF)
A former Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital stroke patient has inspired the community by authoring a book less than two years after his diagnosis, as part of his recovery journey.

Volunteers needed (PDF)
The Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital Volunteer Service is looking for people interested in being volunteers, either in general volunteer services or the volunteer meal time program.

Diabetes leaves sugary trail of destruction starting at the toes (PDF)
With Liverpool named the number one hot spot for Diabetes in NSW, it is fitting that health professionals from around the world will meet at Liverpool Hospital to attend the Sydney Diabetic Foot Conference on 16 and 17 April.

Fairfield free BreastScreen mobile van service (PDF)
Female residents aged 50 and over living in the Fairfield area will benefit from a free breast screening service for the early detection of breast cancer.

Confusion and falls (PDF)
Don't let confusion cloud the risk of falls is the message health experts are highlighting as they aim to raise awareness and help prevent falls during April Falls Day on Wednesday 1 April.

Experts advise residents to protect against mosquitoes (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District’s Public Health Unit has urged people to take extra precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes following a seven-fold increase in detections of the mosquito-borne virus, Ross River Fever, across the State compared with this time last year.

Keep tooth decay at bay with free dental clinics for kids (PDF)
Families are being reminded to maintain good oral health this Easter holiday period by setting limits on sugary treats and taking advantage of the free oral health services being run for children by South Western Sydney Local Health District.

Auxiliary excited by challenge ahead (PDF)
More than 60 years after it was formed in 1953, Campbelltown Hospital Auxiliary has been spurred on by the excitement of fundraising for a newly redeveloped Hospital.

Community invited to create a field of poppies for ANZAC Day (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital is calling on the community to help commemorate the ANZAC centenary this year with a field of hand-knitted poppies.

New phone app to help Close the Gap (PDF)
This year South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) will support National Close the Gap Day (Thursday 19 March), with the launch of a new phone app that provides health and wellbeing information and advice to Aboriginal families with young children.

Easter bunny visits Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre (PDF)
The Easter bunny paid an early visit to Liverpool Hospital’s Cancer Therapy Centre thanks to the generosity of students at James Erskine Public School.

24 Hour Fight funds advanced breast cancer equipment (PDF)
Campbelltown Hospital is now home to two of the most advanced breast cancer surgery tools in the state, thanks to funds raised by the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur.

Volunteers needed (PDF)
Have you cared for a loved one at the end of life, survived a life-threatening illness or speak a language other than English?

Understanding healthy eating (PDF)
A newly translated healthy food guide flyer is helping non-English speaking local residents understand nutrition and what forms a balanced diet.

Liverpool Hospital helping you find your way (PDF)
Finding your way around one of the biggest hospitals in NSW can be daunting, but thanks to the installation of seven new wayfinding devices Liverpool Hospital is helping patients and vistors get to their destination easier.

Macarthur community invited to Wellness information forum (PDF)
The Macarthur community is invited to have its say on the proposal of the new Macarthur Cancer Wellness Centre, designed to help support local cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones.

Scholarship for Bowral Hospital baby (PDF)
Eighteen year old Georgina Lunt, who was born at Bowral & District Hospital, is one of this year’s recipients of the hospital’s Centenary Scholarship.

Liverpool Professor awarded for pancreatic research (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s Director of Medicine and UNSW Clinical Associate Dean of the South Western Sydney Clinical School, Professor Jeremy Wilson has been honoured for his exceptional contribution to pancreatic research with the Outstanding Commitment to Pancreatology Award from the Australasian Pancreatic Club (APC).

Outpatient services get new home (PDF)
Campbelltown Hospital’s new Acute Services Building, the centrepiece of the Hospital’s $134 million Stage 1 Redevelopment, is a hive of activity after a number of outpatient services moved during the holidays.

Emergency Department on the move (PDF)
On Wednesday 28 January, Campbelltown Hospital’s Emergency Department waiting room, triage desk and reception area will temporarily move from its current location to a temporary location down the corridor.

Mosquito virus warning (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is warning residents and visitors to take extra precautions and protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases.

How to keep your New Year’s resolution (PDF)
While making a grand, sweeping New Year’s resolution to lose weight, join a gym and never eat chocolate again may have seemed like a good idea at the time, experts at South Western Sydney Local Health District are encouraging people to make small changes first.

Help your child take their first steps to an active school year (PDF)
Parents are being encouraged to give their kids an active start to the school year by helping them walk or cycle to and from school.

Give kids a healthy lunchbox option this school year (PDF)
As families prepare for the new school year, they are being reminded to give children healthy lunchbox choices.

First steps in a big new world (PDF)
The first day of school is the beginning of an exciting adventure but it can also be a little scary for many youngsters.

New members on Board (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District has welcomed two new Board members, Ms Kerrie Murphy and Dr Shameran Slewa-Younan who take up the positions this month.

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