Early Childhood Development: Mini Tots Soccer and Rhyme Time Now Online

Mini Tots Soccer and Story and Rhyme Time are now available online for children, parents and carers to enjoy from the comfort of their home, at a time that suits them. Each week a new video is released on Relationships Australia YouTube channel containing a follow along at home program. Story and Rhyme Time introduces children […]

Three New Western Sydney HealthPathways

Western Sydney HealthPathways provides health professionals with relevant and practical clinical information on managing medical conditions and local patient referral options. The dedicated HealthPathways team, in collaboration with local GPs, nurses, medical experts, Western Sydney Local Health District, and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, continually localise new pathways and review existing pathways to ensure they […]

National Diabetes Week

This year, National Diabetes Week runs from 12 – 18 July, with the focus on supporting the emotional and mental health of people living with diabetes. The daily burden of living with diabetes can be significant. It is estimated that people with diabetes face up to 180 diabetes-related decisions every day, that is more than […]

Cervical Screening Rates in Western Sydney

GPs and health care providers are being urged to increase cervical screening in their areas where possible. Western Sydney has one of the lowest screening rates in Australia and has been identified as having the lowest two and five-year rates in NSW, at just 50% and 75% respectively. The low uptake in screening has resulted […]

COVID-19 Testing in Western Sydney

As the number of COVID-19 cases in NSW remains low, increased testing is crucial to ensure new cases or outbreaks are identified and managed rapidly. There is now laboratory capacity to approximately double the volume of testing for COVID-19 in NSW. General practice has a continuing role in promoting testing and ensuring appropriate measures are in […]

Ray Kelly Awarded Exercise Physiologist of the Year

Ray Kelly, Marrin Weejali Ray Kelly, our Too Deadly for Diabetes commissioned program partner, has been awarded 2019 Exercise Physiologist of the Year, by Exercise & Sports Science Australia. Recognised for his outstanding contribution to chronic disease prevention and his dedication to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make lifestyle changes to improve […]

Western Sydney’s Dr Sithamparapillai Thava Seelan Awarded OAM

Dr Sithamparapillai Thava Seelan, OAM We would like to congratulate Dr Thava Seelan from Bridgeview Medical Practice in Toongabbie, on being awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), during the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This prestigious award recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service or contributions to their communities, with Dr Seelan being recognised for […]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. This annual initiative from Bowel Cancer Australia aims to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer which claims the lives of over 103 people every week. It is also one of the most treatable cancers, if found early. Despite this, only 38% of eligible people in NSW take part […]

We’re in This Together During National Reconciliation Week

Some of our staff at the National Reconciliation themed staff meeting wearing red, black and/or yellow.   From 27 May to 3 June is National Reconciliation Week – a time to learn about our shared histories and cultures to build mutual respect and understanding between Australian’s and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. These dates […]