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New research offers hope for people with impaired vision caused by cataracts.

WSU research offers hope to people with impaired vision

A team of researchers from Western Sydney University are on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells. This discovery – recently published in Development and led by Dr Michael O’Connor from the School of… Read more »

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Closing the Gap extended to Aboriginal Got It! program

One of South Western Sydney Local Health District’s key priorities is Closing the Gap on health outcomes and life expectancy for Aboriginal communities. The District is home to one of the largest Aboriginal populations in metropolitan Sydney and there are numerous culturally appropriate programs to improve health outcomes. Director of Aboriginal Health, Nathan Jones, said… Read more »

Neuro Zti , a new cochlear implant.

Peter says let’s hear it for new cochlear implant

Peter Gohl had struggled with hearing loss for many years as a result of numerous surgeries related to problems in his middle ear. In 2017 the septuagenarian’s hearing loss had progressed to the point where a hearing aid would no longer be beneficial, particularly in his right ear. By the end of last year Peter… Read more »

Professor Geoff Delaney

Be proactive if you want to reduce your own risk of cancer

A local cancer expert says a third of cancers can be attributed to lifestyle factors like smoking, sun exposure, alcohol, diet and a lack of physical activity. Speaking on the eve of World Cancer Day this Sunday, February 4, Professor Geoff Delaney, the cancer services director of South Western Sydney Local Health District said this… Read more »

Challenge Walk

Challenge yourself to start New Year on the right foot

If you’re looking for a fun and active day out for the whole family, the Campbelltown City Challenge Walk could be just what you’re looking for early in the New Year. Online entries are now open for the annual event at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan on Sunday, March 11. For more than 26… Read more »

Local kids who have tried Go4Fun love the program.

Go4Fun: All aboard the track to good health

Looking for a way to get your family fitter and healthier but don’t know how to get started? Get a taster in easy and practically-minded healthy lifestyle changes with the free 10 week Go4Fun program. Run by NSW Health, the after school program will kick off for term one across the entire South West Sydney… Read more »

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Don’t keep your plans for a healthier New Year a secret

Many people like to start a new year off with pledges to eat better and exercise more, drink less alcohol and give up smoking. But South Western Sydney Local Health District’s health promotion service director Mandy Williams says many people’s best intentions fall apart because they fall back into old habits. “It can take a… Read more »

Liverpool Hospital.

Hospital pain care system earns pleasure of award honour

A local ground breaking culturally responsible pain management approach has won a coveted NSW Health Award. The chronic pain management program was the first of its kind to tailor treatment to incorporate the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of patients and their cultural understanding of pain into their care plan. Headed by Liverpool Hospital senior physiotherapist… Read more »

Breast cancer awareness is vital

Breast cancer: women encouraged to be proactive

Every day eight women die from breast cancer in Australia. It’s a terrible statistic to go with one in eight Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And it’s precisely why the McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses based in the South Western Sydney Local Health District are encouraging local women… Read more »

The music program in the palliative care ward

Sound of music palliative care program coming to Camden

The calming and healing benefits of the sound of music uncovered at Liverpool Hospital’s palliative care ward will now spread to Camden thanks to Western Sydney University. Liverpool Hospital’s palliative care ward developed a program that sees volunteers, including music students, hospital staff members or patient relatives, coming in to do regular performances for the… Read more »

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