Practice Nurse Profile - Jean Cristobal - 23rd February 2021
Welcome to our new monthly practice nurse profiles! Jean Cristobal at Myhealth Medical Centre Fairfield has kindly agreed to be our first profile. Jean says choosing a career in nursing was the natural choice for her because she comes from a family of nurses. Learn more about Jean and the care she provides to her patients.
Butterfly's Youth Program open for referrals - 16th February 2021
Butterfly's Youth Program, a skills-based group therapy treatment program for young people aged 18 to 25, is open for referrals. The program is based on Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) and Butterfly’s clinicians are trained to work with young people living with body image issues and eating disorders.
Getting to know our commissioned service providers - AOD - 16th February 2021
In this new monthly series we’ll be speaking to our commissioned providers of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services in South Western Sydney. All AOD services commissioned by SWSPHN are free for individuals accessing them. For more information or assistance, please contact Nick McGhie – In our first column we’ll be looking at Yarnlink, provided by the Salvation Army (Youthlink).
Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment update – P1 car park changes from 17 March to mid November - 15th February 2021
In preparation for the opening of the new Emergency Department at Campbelltown Hospital in 2022, a range of works are required within the hospital’s P1 car park to support additional capacity and improved vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow.
New peer support service available across South Western Sydney - 15th February 2021
Peer support is now available through the You in Mind program which provides free psychological therapies for people (12 years and above) experiencing moderate-severe mental illness. The program is delivered by mental health professionals across South Western Sydney.
Our approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health - 15th February 2021
SWSPHN is working with our community to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian’s life expectancy. We strive to do this by improving access to culturally appropriate primary care services and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Last year our staff undertook a number of approaches to improve Aboriginal health and strengthen partnerships.
They’re having fun, getting fit and fundraising! - 15th February 2021
The opportunity for fun, fitness and fundraising – Coastrek – is back and SWSPHN has three teams taking part this year, in the 60km, 30km and 15km treks.
Working towards closing the gap - 15th February 2021
National Close the Gap Day on Thursday, 18 March highlights the campaign aiming to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.
People from Asian communities encouraged to share their experiences with osteoporosis - 12th February 2021
Dr David Lim from the School of Health Sciences at Western Sydney University is looking for participants to attend two focus groups as part of a research project to increase awareness and improve management of osteoporosis among people from Asian communities.
Annual immunisation data now available for 2020 - 9th February 2021
The Department of Health has released the annual immunisation data for 2020 by PHN region. The results highlight South Western Sydney is continuing to lag behind the rest of the country when it comes to children under three years. However, our immunisation rates improve as children reach school age.

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