GoShare – Digital Information Direct to Patients

Struggling for ways to remotely share information with patients? GoShare is a free resource for all general practices in Western Sydney that empowers patients to manage their health conditions through access to tailored information bundles. GoShare saves on time and print-outs by allowing health professionals to collate and disseminate resources to patients at the click […]

WentWest Stories Launch

WentWest is pleased to announce the launch of our WentWest Stories project. These stories celebrate the dedication of our staff, the impact of our programs, the commitment of our health professionals, and the resilience of our community. Our passion for equitable health care drives us as individuals and as an organisation, and unites us as we work with partners towards […]

Western Sydney Practice Wins Data Quality Award

Western Sydney Practice Wins Data Quality Award On Thursday 16 September, Western Sydney general practice, Lejeune Family Medical Practice, was announced as the winner of the Pen CS Data Quality Award. The Pen CS Awards celebrate excellence in data-driven quality improvement in general practice and Aboriginal medical services across Australia, and we are incredibly proud that […]

Western Sydney Kids Early Years Network

WentWest is excited to announce the rollout of the Western Sydney Kids Early Years (KEYS) Network. Over the past month, KEYS has begun taking referrals to connect families in Western Sydney to essential support services. A revolutionary new approach to align health and social sector goals, KEYS is the first network of its kind in […]

Head to Health: Connecting Community to Mental Health Care during Lockdown

WentWest, the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (PHN), is proud to be launching the Head to Health Pop Up initiative in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH) and all NSW PHNs. This ground-breaking program responds to the needs of our community as they tackle new mental health challenges as a result of the ongoing […]

HealthPathways – localised health information at your fingertips

  Western Sydney HealthPathways provides relevant, up-to-date clinical information on managing patient medical conditions, as well as referral information for local services. The dedicated HealthPathways team, in collaboration with local medical experts from the Western Sydney Local Health District and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, continually develop new localised pathways and review existing pathways to […]

Caring for COVID-19 Positive Patients

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Western Sydney, more of our general practices are faced with the challenge of caring for COVID-19 positive patients. As of 22nd August 8pm, Cumberland is our most affected LGA, with 1,810 COVID-19 cases, followed by Blacktown with 1,297, Parramatta with 382 and 88 in the Hills district. 145 patients are being cared for in hospital, and over 1,000 cases […]

Tackling Mental Health and Suicide in Western Sydney

What is the current state of mental health in Australia?  The 2018 National Health Survey estimated that one in five Australians suffered from a mental or behavioural condition. This does not account for the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the population. headspace studies are already highlighting the impact of the pandemic on our youth, with 74% […]

COVID-19 Resources for Practices

With COVID-19 numbers rising in Western Sydney, we recognise the essential work of primary care professionals in successfully delivering the vaccine rollout, stopping the spread of COVID-19, and protecting our community. The following resources are designed to help your practice deliver safe, quality care to your patients and staff during these challenging times.   Access […]

Live Life Get Active in Lockdown

  Lockdowns, loneliness, job loss and lowered life satisfaction have taken a massive toll on the physical and mental health of Western Sydney residents. Comparing mental health data from April 2019 to April 2021, Beyond Blue noted a 31% increase in calls during the same four-week period1 and headspace research shows that 74% of young […]