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Important changes to SWSPHN commissioned services - Connect for Wellness and You in Mind - 30th March 2020
As of today (1 April 2020), people requiring support for their severe and persistent mental illness can now receive services under the SWSPHN commissioned You in Mind program delivered by One Door Mental Health and Community Links Wellbeing. These changes do not apply to You in Mind services delivered by Connection Emotion Reflection.
GP Profile – Pauline Hector - 27th March 2020
The broadness of general practice attracted Dr Pauline Hector to the profession. The satisfaction of providing stable, long-term care to her patients at Queen Street General Practice, and endless opportunities to learn, has kept her there.
Innovative process addresses gaps and inequalities in local health services - 27th March 2020
The Australian Government shifted the way primary healthcare services are planned for and funded at the regional level with the establishment of Primary Health Networks, which commission, rather than deliver services as Medical Locals once did.
Survey aims to support improvements to end-of-life care - 27th March 2020
The 2018 National Palliative Care Strategy’s guiding principles include early planning for and recognition of the need for end-of-life care for all people facing a life limiting illness.
Share your feedback on our draft Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan - 24th March 2020
As a community member, service provider or health professional in South Western Sydney, this is your opportunity to review and share your feedback. The Regional Plan promotes partnerships and integrated approaches in order to reduce the impact of mental illness and suicide in the South Western Sydney. Find out more
Chronicle Column - March - Aboriginal health - 13th March 2020
National Close the Gap Day on Thursday, 19 March highlights the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality – a key priority for SWSPHN.
Information session got community talking about dementia - 13th March 2020
We had a great turnout at our discussion and information session, Dementia is NOT a normal part of ageing, at Campbelltown during the NSW Seniors Festival.
Malcolm shares story through Tackling the Challenge Project - 13th March 2020
Tackling the Challenge (TTC) encourages local men to share their stories of overcoming physical, psychological and social health issues with the aim of opening a healthy discussion on men’s health. TTC is led by the South Western Sydney Mental Wellbeing Health Promotion Team in partnership with government and non-government services including Western Sydney University.
New community health hub opens at Bankstown - 13th March 2020
Our staff joined the Bankstown Aboriginal community and other stakeholders in February for the opening of a new hub which aims to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have or are at risk of developing a chronic condition, access holistic, culturally appropriate healthcare.
Start a conversation about your future healthcare preferences - 13th March 2020
Did you know? Almost 50 per cent of people will be too unwell to make their own end-of-life medical decisions? Less than 15 per cent of Australians have documented their preferences in an Advance Care Directive?


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