The WentWest Stories project captures the positive impact our staff, initiatives and partners have on the health of our community. 

Sharing Stories from our People, Programs and Providers

This project showcases stories across our community, partnerships and workplace as we work towards a shared vision of improved health care in Western Sydney. The objective of WentWest Stories is to highlight the vital work of our communities and primary care providers in addressing the health priorities in our region; Aboriginal health, aged care, alcohol and other drugs, child and family health, chronic conditions, COVID-19, mental health and population health. Stories celebrate the hard work of WentWest staff and the efforts of Western Sydney general practices and care providers to create a collaborative ‘one Western Sydney’ health system.

Western Sydney has one of the largest urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations in the nation. Improving and supporting Aboriginal health in Western Sydney is one of our health priorities for the region. Read stories from our inspiring Aboriginal health programs and providers:

Commissioning services that support people to move towards a drug and addiction free life is at the core of our work in the AOD area. Read success stories from our partners:

Improving the health and wellbeing of our aging population is one of our key priority areas. Our aim is to improve services for older people in the community and those living in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs).

Western Sydney has one of the fastest growing populations in the country, and WentWest works closely with providers to ensure the best health outcomes for families and children. A particular focus of our work is on early childhood years.

Western Sydney has been greatly affected by COVID-19. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, WentWest has seen an opportunity for innovation and a chance to strengthen partnerships. Western Sydney’s Rapid Response: Care in Community for COVID-19, is just one example of collaborative efforts between WentWest and the Western Sydney Local Health District. 

Commissioning quality, timely, culturally appropriate and affordable mental health care continues to be a priority area for WentWest Read about the impact our mental health services are making in our region:

We’re proud of the diverse population in our region and support a variety of services and programs to meet the health needs of all members of our community. Read about our services supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities in our region: