Issue 25
July 6, 2017
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NAIDOC Week draws spotlight to Board appointment

With this week a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, WentWest - the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WS PHN), is delighted to announce the appointment of Russell Taylor AM to its Board of Directors.

As a senior, respected Indigenous leader, Mr Taylor has extensive experience in corporate governance and change management and a long history of leadership and advocacy, with particular passions for social welfare and education. He is a member of several boards across Australia including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation, the Nature Conservation Trust and the Council of the University of Technology, Sydney.

In 2015, Mr Taylor was made a member of the Order of Australia for “significant services to the community as a cultural leader and public sector executive in the field of Indigenous Affairs”.

The appointment comes as WS PHN continues to work with the community and its partners to close the gap on health outcomes for Australia’s first peoples, including the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan to support the organisation’s ongoing role in the healing process of reconciliation.

WentWest Chair, Dr Di O’Halloran said of the appointment “It is an honour to have Russell join the WentWest Board of Directors. Western Sydney is home to the highest population of Aboriginal people living in an urban area in Australia. As an organisation focused on enhancing and enriching the health and wellbeing of western Sydney’s Aboriginal people, Russell will provide the experience and stewardship we seek."

Jul
13
How Sweet Is Your Heart? Diabetes and Cardiology Forum
Thursday 13th Jul, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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Jul
18
Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Tuesday 18th Jul, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
FLYER
Jul
24
Beating Diabetes in Blacktown: Planning our Journey
Monday 24th Jul, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
FLYER
Jul
26
National Pain Week Conference
Wednesday 26th Jul, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

For local health professionals, Western Sydney HealthPathways has information and resources available via the portal on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Covering the following topics which can be accessed with Username: health Password: w3stern on: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment for Patients Aged 0 to 14 Years; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment for Patients Aged 15 to 54 years; Closing the Gap - Improving Health Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Available to consumers carers and the community is the Healthy Western Sydney website. This covers topics on: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Adults

For more information, email healthpathways@wentwest.com.au or contact the team on (02) 8811 7100.

Westmead Hospital's New Telephone Number

From 1st August, Westmead Hospital will have a new telephone numbering system. All telephone numbers will start with 8890. Click here for more information.

GP Association Meetings

See below for the list of GP association meetings in western Sydney:

Westmead: Neurology GP Update, Wednesday 12 July, click here.
Mount Druitt: Pelvic Pain in Women, Friday 28 July, click here.
Mount Druitt: Chest X-Ray Interpretation, Friday 25 Aug, click here.

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