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 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.
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.
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.
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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.