The noticeboard is a place for community members to find the latest health news about activities, programs, training and education in Western Sydney.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is a virus that can cause severe respiratory illness and can be spread from person to person, however with good hand hygiene, infection can be prevented. Symptoms are fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. 

Visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage to stay up-to-date with the latest health news. Find your nearest testing clinic on our COVID-19 testing locations webpage.

If you’re needing medical advice or think you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your local GP or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Flood Health Care Information and Support

If you have been impacted by the floods, you can access health care via telehealth or e-health.

Telehealth can help those who can’t access their usual health professional for a face-to-face appointment and can also be used for electronic prescriptions.

Find out more about what the Australian Government is doing to support your health during this time.

Westmead Emergency Department Has Moved

The Westmead Emergency Department has relocated to the Central Acute Services Building (CASB) in the Westmead Health Precinct. The CASB is located on Hawkesbury Road, between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 

View the flyer for more information and the map for directions to the new location

Free Mental Health Support for Parents

St John of God Raphael Services provides specialised mental health treatment and support for parents and families during the perinatal period, up to the child’s fourth birthday. 

Provided at no-out-of-pocket expense, with a GP referral, the services are available to all members of the community not just St John of God hospital patients.

Visit the Raphael Services website to access the referral form.

For more information call 1800 292 292 or visit sjog.org.au/raphael

SMS4dads in Western Sydney

To help new dads and dads-to-be, NSW Health and the University of Newcastle have partnered to deliver a free text message-based service called SMS4dads.

It’s free to sign up and fathers will receive tools, tips and helpful links directly to their phone, until their baby is 12 months old.

MumBubVax New Resource Webiste

MumBubVax website is available for expectant parents to seek information and ask questions before making decisions about vaccination during pregnancy and for babies after delivery.

Connecting Carers to Support

Are you one of Australia’s 2.65 million carers? Carer Gateway can reduce your stress and support you on your caring journey.

If you regularly look after a family member or friend who is elderly, ill or has disability, call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Calm Care Suicide Awareness

The CALM Care program teaches you how to be suicide aware and recognise when someone may be thinking about ending their life. This online course will help you recognise the subtle warning signs that are often missed or overlooked, how to approach them, make a connection, and know what to say.