Natural Disaster & Emergency Primary Health Workforce Response

The NSW Rural Doctors Network and partner organisations are coordinating a response to provide General Practice and primary health care workforce support to areas of NSW affected by natural disasters.
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Advice on the use of masks for people exposed to bushfire smoke

A statement from the Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers about the use of masks for people exposed to bushfire smoke.
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Western NSW PHN supporting Royal Flying Doctors Service "GROW" Program at Gulargambone Central School

The Western NSW Primary Health network visited Gulargambone Central school for the launch of the Royal Flying Doctors Service GROW program, “Guiding Rural & Outback Well-being”.

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2019 Year in Review

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Positive Living Skills travelling through drought-affected communities

Last week the Positive Living Skills travelled to the drought-affected communities of Broken Hill, Bourke, Weilmoringle, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Menindee, Wellington and Forbes. Educators, families and children in rural and remote towns across western NSW are more resilient and empowered thanks to a new initiative being rolled out in early learning services.
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Western NSW PHN supporting Telehealth in residential aged care

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) participated in a nation-wide Better Health Care Connections trial funded by the Department of Health to pilot the feasibility of GPs providing video consultations to residents of participating residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in Broken Hill.
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Board of Western NSW PHN welcomes two new Directors

Western Health Alliance, which operates the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Baynie and Greg Sam as new directors of their governing board.
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Department of Health visit to Western NSW

Two representatives from the Australian Government Department of Health were in Dubbo this week. 

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NewAccess Provided by Marathon Health in Western NSW

Everyone feels anxious at times and sometimes these feelings interfere with day-to-day life. NewAccess, developed by Beyond Blue and funded by Western NSW Primary Health Network, provides 6 confidential sessions with a trained NewAccess coach, provided by Marathon Health. 

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