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Media Releases - 2017

Capital works to begin for Bowral & District Hospital redevelopment (PDF)
Bowral & District Hospital is pleased to announce Hutchison Builders has been awarded the tender to carry out early works as part of the hospital’s much-anticipated redevelopment.
18-Dec-2017

How to beat the heat this summer (PDF)
With temperatures predicted to soar this week, local health experts are urging people to keep cool and stay safe in the heat.
13-Dec-2017

Keep this Christmas stress-free (PDF)
The holiday season can be a joyous time full of friends and family, but for many people it can be a time of stress and anxiety.
11-Dec-2017

Stay healthy this Christmas (PDF)
This Christmas and New Year don’t let the festive treats and holiday atmosphere undo your healthy eating and exercise goals.
11-Dec-2017

Cutting edge cancer research facility launched at Liverpool Hospital (PDF)
A ground-breaking new prostate cancer drug will be one of the first drugs tested in Liverpool Hospital’s new fully-integrated Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit.
07-Dec-2017

HIV testing key to ending transmission (PDF)
New data shows that almost half of all people diagnosed with HIV are in the late stage of infection, prompting NSW Health to urge anyone at risk to be regularly tested.
01-Dec-2017

Making the healthy choice an easy choice (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) will be swapping sugary sweetened drinks for healthier options from 1 December as part of the NSW Health led initiative Healthy Food and Drink for Staff and Visitors.
01-Dec-2017

$2 million grant brings Liverpool cancer Wellness Centre one step closer (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital Cancer Services has been awarded a $2 million Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) grant to go towards the first cancer Wellness Centre in south western Sydney.
30-Nov-2017

South Western Sydney Local Health District to boost smoking compliance at hospitals (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is stepping up its compliance with smoking laws from today as part of a new pilot program to protect the community’s health.
28-Nov-2017

A pledge to tackle childhood obesity (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District today launched the ‘Growing Healthy Kids in South Western Sydney’ action plan, which will deliver on the NSW Premier’s Priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent by 2025.
24-Nov-2017

Liverpool Hospital’s stroke care lauded (PDF)
A new report from the Stroke Foundation has found Liverpool Hospital’s care of stroke patients is the best in the country.
23-Nov-2017

Australia-first program protecting women with diabetes and babies (PDF)
An Australian-first program aimed at reducing malformations in babies born to mothers with diabetes is set to begin operation across south west Sydney.
14-Nov-2017

Campbelltown Hospital celebrates 40 years of growth (PDF)
After four decades of growth, from a 30-bed hospital in 1977, to more than 120-beds just a year later, Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals have grown to 550-beds, with a massive redevelopment on the way.
01-Nov-2017

Liverpool Hospital takes top honours at NSW Health Awards (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital has won a coveted NSW Health Award with a ground-breaking culturally responsible pain management approach.
27-Oct-2017

A generous leader in Workplace Giving (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is proud to announce it is a finalist in the 2017 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards in the Best Public Sector Program category.
25-Oct-2017

Liverpool’s cardiothoracic unit celebrates 20 years (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital’s cardiothoracic unit is celebrating 20 years of service and nearly 8000 surgeries.

The unit opened in 1997 bringing cardiothoracic surgery to south west Sydney for the first time, meaning patients no longer had to travel into Sydney hospitals like Royal Prince Alfred to receive life-saving surgery.

24-Oct-2017

Don’t let gambling be a problem (PDF)
This Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, South Western Sydney Local Health District is urging people concerned about their gambling to get help.
19-Oct-2017

Kids to benefit from Fairfield Hospital staff ride (PDF)
The Fairfield Hospital staff has joined forces to launch the inaugural On Your Bike4Kids fundraising cycling event. Staff from the paediatrics and finance departments will cycle 35km from Parramatta River to Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, 22 October from 10am to raise funds to buy state-of-the-art phototherapy units.
18-Oct-2017

Person-centred care front and centre with launch of Disability and Carers Strategy (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District has officially launched its Disability and Carers Strategy 2017-2022. The District’s aim is to provide exemplary care and healthier communities, underpinned by equitable and dignified access to services. We will also implement, as part of the strategy, employment pathways for people with a disability and respect and value, the invaluable role of carers.
16-Oct-2017

Letting carers know they count (PDF)
Did you know that carers save the health system $1.1 billion every week? With more than 2.8 million carers in Australia, providing 36 million hours of care and support each week, Australia counts on our carers.
13-Oct-2017

Talking to others key to tackling mental illness (PDF)
For those struggling with their mental health, talking to others can be an important part of their recovery, and is a key message this Mental Health Month.
13-Oct-2017

Aboriginal cardiac clinic improving heart health (PDF)
An outpatient cardiac clinic at Budyari Aboriginal Community Health Centre in Miller is improving the heart health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
11-Oct-2017

Be breast aware this October (PDF)
McGrath Breast Care Nurses based in the South Western Sydney Local Health District are encouraging women to be breast aware this October.
11-Oct-2017

The power of music in palliative care (PDF)
The calming and healing benefits of music have been uncovered at Liverpool Hospital’s Palliative Care ward and now Western Sydney University is coming on board to spread the music to Camden
11-Oct-2017

The Refugee Nurses of Australia meets for first National Forum (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District will host the first Refugee Nurses of Australia (RNA) National Forum on Friday 13 October attracting refugee nurses from around Australia.
10-Oct-2017

Cutting edge technology (PDF)
A world-class moleculartracer facility for cancer diagnosis and research has come to south western Sydney.
21-Sep-2017

Combining cultural practices with pain management (PDF)
Liverpool and Fairfield Hospitals and Western Sydney University have pioneered a chronic pain treatment program specifically designed for people of cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
18-Sep-2017

First Memory Clinic in south west Sydney to fight rising dementia (PDF)
From next year, south west Sydney will be on the frontline of the fight against dementia with the establishment of a new Memory Clinic.
18-Sep-2017

Symposium to foster healthy and resilient local communities (PDF)
The wellbeing of recently-arrived refugees will be in the spotlight at a symposium to be held at Liverpool Hospital on 4 October.
10-Sep-2017

Putting the BEAST into stroke treatment (PDF)
A new trial at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is giving acute stroke sufferers improved chances of a better future by speeding up diagnosis.
07-Sep-2017

Zen garden helps recovery grow (PDF)
A new Zen garden has transformed the outdoor space at Birunji Youth Mental Health Unit into an area of beauty to support the mental health recovery of young patients.
05-Sep-2017

New child protection campaign supports vulnerable families (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is the first District in the state to implement national Child Aware approaches and launch a campaign to support vulnerable families.
01-Sep-2017

Using language to break down barriers to better health (PDF)
The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Health Promotion Unit is helping women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to improve their health and wellbeing through language.
01-Sep-2017

New Liverpool Hospital book to make a visit to hospital welcoming for children (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital and Mounties Group are making the visit to hospital more welcoming for children with the release of a new book launched today.
29-Aug-2017

Patients of Fairfield dentist advised of health risk (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is advising patients who have undergone invasive dental procedures since 12 August 2016 carried out by Dr Sahar Somaey at her Fairfield dental practice to see their GP for testing for blood borne viruses.
21-Aug-2017

Up up and away (PDF)
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is leading the country when it comes to the highly specialised Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE) surgery.
01-Aug-2017

More than 1,000 bowel cancer deaths expected in South Western Sydney over next 5 years (PDF)
New figures from the Cancer Institute NSW show that by the end of 2021 a further 3,200 people in South Western Sydney will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 1,040 will lose their life to the disease.
13-Jul-2017

Bankstown doctor sets sail to Africa (PDF)
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital’s Professor Christophe Berney volunteers his spare time on the Mercy Ship so he can provide free health care to people living in dire circumstances off the coast of West Africa.
06-Jul-2017

Our celebrity doppelgänger acknowledged (PDF)
Do you remember our Radiation Therapist Mark Udovitch from Liverpool Hospital who 'hairlariously' re-created celebrity photos including Kim Kardashian to raise money for our cancer patients?
06-Jul-2017

The heart of Campbelltown Hospital (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District remains at the forefront of advanced cardiac technology with the cardiac catheterisation laboratory at Campbelltown Hospital in operation since last year.
06-Jul-2017

Vietnamese community dines to support Fairfield Hospital (PDF)
Foodies and philanthropists from the Vietnamese community came together at the annual B?nh vi?n dinner which raised an astounding $50,000 for Fairfield Hospital.
06-Jul-2017

Bowel Cancer Support is available (PDF)
If you live in the Macarthur area and have been diagnosed with bowel cancer, support is available.
05-Jul-2017

Big plans for Campbelltown Hospital (PDF)
Planning has commenced for the $632 million upgrade of Campbelltown Hospital, which will bring world-class health care to the south west community.
29-Jun-2017

Aboriginal Health and Workforce plan aims to close the gap (PDF)
Ahead of NAIDOC week, South Western Sydney Local Health District launched its future road map to continue to support the Aboriginal community to improve access to health services and grow our Aboriginal workforce.
27-Jun-2017

Uncommon burns on the rise (PDF)
Treadmills and instant noodles are the unlikely culprits behind a rise in serious burn injuries to local children, according to staff at the Fairfield Hospital paediatric burns treatment centre.
14-Jun-2017

Pushing healthcare innovation beyond 2017 (PDF)
Lifesaving medical treatments, breakthrough technologies and revolutionary procedures were in the spotlight this week at the annual Health Beyond Research and Innovation Showcase held at the Campbelltown Catholic Club.
09-Jun-2017

When was your last HIV check? (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is encouraging people to have a HIV test as screening is now easier and faster than ever before.
05-Jun-2017

A moving donation (PDF)
When it comes to rehabilitation, movement is just as important as strength and repetition
02-Jun-2017

Vietnamese community leads the way in tackling tobacco (PDF)
Smokers in south western Sydney’s Vietnamese community are being supported to quit this World No Tobacco Day, thanks to the District’s new project Bo Thuoc Song Khoe – Quit & Fit.
31-May-2017

Nipping it in the bud (PDF)
This World No Tobacco Day (31 May) SWSLHD Respiratory Physician Dr Belinda Cochrane and the Wests Tigers’ are calling for more people to support their friends, family and colleagues to quit smoking.
29-May-2017

Showing we care until the end (PDF)
The award-winning PEACH palliative care program enables people with a life limiting illness to live well right to the end and has gained plenty of positive attention for South Western Sydney Local Health District.
23-May-2017

A $450k legacy that will live on (PDF)
The Wellness Centre in Liverpool’s Cancer Therapy Centre will be renamed to ‘The John Richard Kuhlmann Wellness Centre’ in honour of the legacy left by John and his family.
22-May-2017

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital celebrates 20 years of care (PDF)
On Friday 19 May 2017, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital will celebrate its 20th anniversary and we are inviting the local community to join in the festivities.
15-May-2017

Liverpool Hospital leads the way in robotic surgery (PDF)
In an Australian first, Liverpool Hospital takes an extra step towards robotic surgery with a Robot Simulation Training Mimic System and a Dual Console da Vinci Xi Clinical Robot, allowing doctors to train in one of Sydney’s fastest growing areas.
09-May-2017

Go4Fun helping Aboriginal families have fun and get fit (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District is partnering with Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the Go4Fun program, a free healthy lifestyle program for children in the District.
21-Apr-2017

Bankstown Hospital staff to commemorate ANZAC Day (PDF)
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital will commemorate ANZAC Day this year with a service at the Hospital in partnership with Bankstown RSL.
11-Apr-2017

Community to honour ANZAC Day at Liverpool Hospital (PDF)
Liverpool Hospital will commemorate ANZAC Day this year with a service that includes special guest speaker, Liverpool Hospital colorectal surgeon, Dr Kate Gibson who is also a Major with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) of the Army Reserve.
11-Apr-2017

Fairfield Hospital to commemorate ANZAC Day (PDF)
Fairfield Hospital will commemorate ANZAC Day this year with a service that includes two special guest speakers, World War II veteran Cecil Boland, a 91 year old dialysis patient and Paul Bryant from Fairfield RSL.
11-Apr-2017

Building healthy high-rise living (PDF)
As one of the fastest growing regions in Sydney, Liverpool has plenty of exciting changes in store. But did you know, changes to our built environment can affect our health?
07-Apr-2017

Young people take charge of their health (PDF)
Youth Week (31 March – 9 April) celebrations have kicked off across the country and health experts are encouraging young people to take charge of their health.
07-Apr-2017

We care about maternity care (PDF)
The best and brightest minds in maternity care came together for the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Innovations in Maternity Care Conference at Liverpool Hospital.
04-Apr-2017

Nursing and midwifery graduates have us in safe hands (PDF)
More than 130 registered nurses and midwives will begin their careers across South Western Sydney Local Health District as part of the 2017 Transition to Practice program.
24-Mar-2017

Nursing and midwifery graduates have us in safe hands (PDF)
More than 130 registered nurses and midwives will begin their careers across South Western Sydney Local Health District as part of the 2017 Transition to Practice program (TPP).
24-Mar-2017

Nursing and midwifery graduates have us in safe hands (PDF)
More than 130 registered nurses and midwives will begin their careers across South Western Sydney Local Health District as part of the 2017 Transition to Practice Program (TPP).
24-Mar-2017

Closing the Gap in health equality (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District's (SWSLHD) commitment to closing the gap continues with a pledge of an additional $1.2 million to the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program which improves access to chronic disease services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
21-Mar-2017

Precautionary advice amid rise in Cryptosporidosis (PDF)
The South Western Sydney Local Health District Public Health Unit is advising people who have had diarrhoea not to swim in pools until at least two weeks after they have fully recovered following an increase in the number of cases of cryptosporidiosis notified to the Public Health Unit.
20-Mar-2017

Closing the Gap in health equality (PDF)
South Western Sydney Local Health District’s (SWSLHD) commitment to closing the gap continues with a pledge of an additional $1.2 million to the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program which improves access to chronic disease services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
15-Mar-2017

Suez Resource Recovery Park fire at Muir Rd Chullora (PDF)
South western Sydney residents are being advised to take precautionary measures as the clean-up of a fire at Suez Resource Recovery Park, on Muir Rd in Chullora commences.
10-Mar-2017

Take control of your kidney health (PDF)
This World Kidney Day, Thursday 9 March, South West Sydney Local Health District is highlighting the link between the nation’s obesity epidemic and chronic medical conditions, including kidney disease.
08-Mar-2017

Liverpool Hospital Surgeon paves the way for International Women’s Day (PDF)
Since 1998 Dr Valerie Malka has helped save many lives and also broken down barriers for women in the process by achieving a number of great things in medicine and surgery.
07-Mar-2017

New members on Board (PDF)
Mr Gary Reidy and Mr Max Bosotti have been appointed to the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Board.
02-Mar-2017

Diabetes patients support each other through new group (PDF)
A new peer support initiative in the Wollondilly Shire is supporting diabetes patients by improving their wellbeing, self-management and helping them to connect with the right health services at the Wollondilly Community Health Centre and Campbelltown Hospital.
20-Feb-2017

Prevent mosquito bites this summer (PDF)
South western Sydney residents holidaying in the Riverina, coastal areas or visiting the Georges River are being reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
10-Feb-2017

24 hour paediatric services now at Fairfield Hospital (PDF)
Fairfield’s youth can now access after-hours paediatric treatment closer to home with the newly enhanced 24 hour paediatric service at Fairfield Hospital.
03-Feb-2017

Back to school with a running start (PDF)
Hoping your kids start the school year with their best foot forward? Helping them walk or cycle to school is an ideal way to get them off to an active start.
30-Jan-2017

New project tackles tobacco issues in Vietnamese communities (PDF)
Quit and Fit, a project designed to tackle tobacco issues in the local Vietnamese-speaking community, is set to kick off its first stage with Fairfield residents taking part in telephone surveys.
30-Jan-2017

New project tackles tobacco issues in Vietnamese communities (PDF)
Quit and Fit, a project designed to tackle tobacco issues in the local Vietnamese-speaking community, is set to kick off its first stage with Fairfield residents taking part in telephone surveys.
30-Jan-2017

Changing the future of cancer in south western Sydney (PDF)
Following new figures from the Cancer Institute NSW, South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is encouraging the community to take action to change the future of cancer.
27-Jan-2017

Go4Fun helping families shape up this Summer (PDF)
Who says fitness can’t be fun? Children are being encouraged to get active this summer with Go4Fun, a free afterschool healthy lifestyle program run by NSW Health. Kicking off in Term 1 for 10 weeks across south western Sydney, Go4Fun checks all the health and fitness boxes.
25-Jan-2017

Think outside the (lunch)box (PDF)
Packing nutritious and exciting lunches for school is a challenge for most parents, and can be equally confronting for children who expect a host of delectable delights in their lunchbox.
25-Jan-2017

Vaccination the best protection for school starters (PDF)
Of all the ways to prepare your child for their first weeks of school, immunising them against serious illness is probably the most important. As a new school year begins, parents are reminded to make sure their children are fully immunised before beginning primary school.
25-Jan-2017

Woman battling ‘silent cancer’ urges women to get checked (PDF)
Glenda Brown has been battling ovarian cancer since November 2015 and is now sharing her journey ahead of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in a bid to encourage other women to get checked.
24-Jan-2017

“Just too late” Study finds exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy do not cut risk of gestational diabetes (PDF)
Study finds exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy do not cut risk of gestational diabetes.
New research shows that healthy eating and regular exercise will not improve expectant mothers& chances of preventing gestational diabetes.

12-Jan-2017

A far reaching donation (PDF)
When it comes to emergency medicine, speed is just as important as accuracy. A donation from Revesby Workers' Club of $80,751 to multiple wards at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital has meant doctors and nurses can continue to quickly and accurately treat patients.
05-Jan-2017

Keeping your New Year’s resolutions on track (PDF)
For many people, being active and eating healthy are common New Year's resolutions. Whatever the case, it is still early in 2017 and there’s plenty of time to achieve your goals.
04-Jan-2017


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