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Media Releases - 2021

Showcase explores falls, frailty and healthy ageing (PDF)
Learn about the latest breakthroughs to help frail residents, the benefits of exercise, and how stroke survivors can overcome their swallowing difficulties at this month’s virtual Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase.

South Western Sydney celebrates 70 per cent double-dose vaccination (PDF)
As NSW begins to reopen today, South Western Sydney is celebrating an historic milestone with more than 70 per cent of its eligible population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Move, chat and meditate this World Mental Health Day (PDF)
This World Mental Health Day (10 October), south western Sydney residents are being encouraged to make exercise, connecting with friends and mindfulness a daily priority.

Celebration of 500,000th vaccination milestone (PDF)
A Fairfield West university student was inspired to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect the community and to return to a normal life, but little did he know he would also be part of an incredible milestone for south western Sydney.

SES lends a hand at vaccination centres (PDF)
NSW State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers have expanded their work from storms and floods to supporting vaccination centres in south western Sydney. Volunteers in their distinctive bright orange uniforms have been lending a helping hand to the thousands of people who arrive at South Western Sydney Local Health District vaccination centres.

Dedicated nurse celebrates special milestone (PDF)
A Fairfield Hospital nurse who has dedicated her career to the health and wellbeing of her patients and community is celebrating her 50th anniversary in the profession.

Vaccination blitz to Protect South West a great success (PDF)
Young people in the priority 16-to-39 years age group are being encouraged to continue to roll up their sleeves to receive the free Pfizer vaccination at clinics across the region.

New vaccination clinic for Canterbury-Bankstown (PDF)
Community members including the priority group of 16-to-39 year olds can receive their free Pfizer vaccination at a new clinic opening in Bankstown tomorrow (Thursday 19 August).

Showcase to explore how bright ideas become reality (PDF)
Residents from across south western Sydney and around the world can find out how bright ideas and innovations become new treatments and high-quality care for patients at this month’s virtual Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase.

Granddaughter urges the Pasifika community to get vaccinated (PDF)
Harrington Park’s Krystle Latulipe and her grandfather Peter, 92, are two of the first people to walk into the Catherine Park Vaccination Clinic and receive their vaccines and they hope others in the Pasifika community will follow their lead.

Talented local artists featured in new hospital display (PDF)
Nine artworks from the 2020 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award are adding vibrant colour to Campbelltown Hospital’s new administration hub, one of the first areas completed as part of the $632 million stage two redevelopment.

100,000th vaccination an incredible milestone (PDF)
A remarkable milestone in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in south western Sydney has been reached with the 100,000th dose of the vaccine now being administered to keep the community safe.

Walk-in vaccination clinic to protect our Pasifika community (PDF)
Members of the Pasifika community in south western Sydney are encouraged to drop-in and get vaccinated for COVID-19 closer to home, with a new walk-in AstraZeneca clinic opening at Catherine Park on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Mobile AstraZeneca clinics bring protection to you (PDF)
Residents will have more opportunities to protect themselves from COVID-19 with mobile AstraZeneca vaccination clinics opening across south western Sydney and at a location near you.

South Western Sydney’s largest vaccination centre opens (PDF)
Thousands of people will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and receive a COVID-19 injection with the largest vaccination centre in south western Sydney opening today in Macquarie Fields. The South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre at Glenquarie Town Centre has the capacity to vaccinate up to 20,000 people a week and will employ more than 150 staff.

Showcase to explore pancreatic cancer research (PDF)
Community members can hear world leaders talk about the latest breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research by watching the virtual Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase seminar from the comfort of their homes.

South western Sydney’s largest vaccination centre to open (PDF)
The largest COVID-19 vaccination centre in south western Sydney with the capacity to vaccinate up to 20,000 people a week will open in Macquarie Fields at the end of July.

Braeside Hospital improves palliative care experience (PDF)
Patients, families and carers will soon benefit from refurbishments to palliative care facilities at Braeside Hospital thanks to a $250,000 boost from the NSW Government.

Noted oncologist awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour (PDF)
The inspirational doctor who helped to establish the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre has been awarded a prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Billboard puts the spotlight on elder abuse (PDF)
A giant billboard funded by South Western Sydney Local Health District has been unveiled at Macarthur Train Station to raise awareness that elder abuse will not be tolerated and everyone deserves to feel safe in the community.

Showcase to weigh in on knee and hip surgery (PDF)
Local residents can hear about the research into obesity and osteoarthritis in patients preparing for knee and hip replacement surgeries at the second online Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase on Wednesday 16 June.

Commit to Quit on World No Tobacco Day (PDF)
There’s no better time for residents in south western Sydney to ‘Commit to Quit’ than on World No Tobacco Day on Monday 31 May.

Pilot program to prevent lymphoedema in cancer patients (PDF)
Breast cancer patients at south western Sydney hospitals are expected to benefit from a pilot program designed to detect and prevent a condition which causes severe pain and swelling.

Nurse celebrates 57 years of patient care (PDF)
Bowral & District Hospital registered nurse, Patricia Wright says her milestone 57-year nursing career reflects the journey of women in the workforce.

Zoom in and be inspired by our research stars (PDF)
Community members will have the opportunity to hear local research champions and international speakers at the 2021 Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase, which is returning in a safe and virtual format from May.

Nurses fly in to care for isolated flood victims in North Richmond (PDF)
As we prepare to celebrate International Nurses Day this week, two nurses from Liverpool Hospital have shared the rewards of a nursing career and how they are working in a variety of settings.

Heartfelt thanks for nurses and midwives (PDF)
After a year like no other, health services across south western Sydney are coming together this month to show their gratitude and support for the work of nurses and midwives. NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross joined Liverpool midwives to start the celebrations at an International Day of the Midwife morning tea at Liverpool Hospital on Monday 3 May.

Family shares thanks on Patient Experience Week (PDF)
When Kaisar Habib brought his then eight-month-old son Tahseen to Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in October last year, it was one of the toughest times in his life, but staff treated them like “family” and provided wonderful care.

Nurturing health and wellbeing through art (PDF)
Integration of the arts is being planned on a grand scale as part of the $632 million stage two Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment to support the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors and staff.

Nurses share vax clinic expertise in Bega (PDF)
Skilled nurses from the Liverpool Vaccination Hub are sharing their expertise in Bega in regional NSW and assisting in the rollout of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to southern parts of the state.

Primary school students invited to Name the Crane (PDF)
Primary school students across the Liverpool Local Government Area have the chance to get creative, win some great prizes and name the 40-metre tower crane that will help build the new $50 million multi-storey car park at Liverpool Hospital.

Frontline staff back for second injection at Liverpool Vaccination Hub (PDF)
Frontline healthcare staff who received their first injection of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1a of the rollout at the Liverpool Vaccination Hub are returning for their second dose from Monday 15 March.

Centenary Scholarship recipient announced (PDF)
This year’s winner of the Bowral & District Hospital Centenary Scholarship Lucy Irvine is aiming for a career in nursing or paramedicine so she can bring comfort and happiness to people in need.

Vaccine rollout begins at Liverpool Vaccination Hub (PDF)
Frontline health care workers at the greatest risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 rolled up their sleeves on Monday 22 February to receive the first jabs of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Liverpool Vaccination Hub.

New technology drives future stroke and cardiac care (PDF)
A high-tech smart device which measures the heart rate of stroke and cardiac patients 24 hours a day has the potential to save lives and enhance care, a ground-breaking study underway in South Western Sydney Local Health District has found.

Paperless medication management now live at Liverpool Hospital (PDF)
The digital transformation of Liverpool Hospital has taken a giant step forward with the launch of the Electronic Medication Management System (eMeds).

Celebrating the New Year with a bundle of joy (PDF)
A baby boy named Viyan Karmacharya has secured a place in history. The bouncing bundle of joy was the first baby born in a south western Sydney public hospital in 2021, coming into the world at 12:02am AEDT on 1 January. Viyan weighed in at 3.13 kilograms and was born with the assistance of doctors and midwives at Campbelltown Hospital.

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