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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 »


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 »

Young patient and male nurse

Bit of culture in chronic pain treatment goes a long way

A chronic pain treatment program for people of cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds in South West Sydney has been hailed a success. A team of physiotherapy clinicians and researchers from Liverpool Hospital pain clinic, Liverpool and Fairfield physiotherapy departments and Western Sydney University joined forces for the project. Their aim was to create a culturally… Read more »

health professionals to share patient data online to achieve better outcomes.

Health system set to finally embrace the digital world

A project to deliver an Australian fi­rst, fully integrated data sharing solution which enables doctors and other health professionals to access vital patient information in real time is being launched today by South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN). Project iRAD, which stands for Integrated Realtime Active Data, is an online program that provides secure, timely and… Read more »

Multicultural Health Week

Better health and wellbeing delivered in many languages

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. The Bilingual Community Education program enables women to be more proactive in making health decisions for themselves and their loved ones. The program identifies women from new… Read more »

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