Issue 41
October 26, 2017
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New Nutritional Cooking Workshops

This week, the first Aboriginal Families – Healthy and Nutritional Cooking Workshop was held at The Hub, Mount Druitt. Run by the Western Area Adolescent Team, nine participants from western Sydney took part in a hands-on cooking workshop, learning how to make healthy meals and the benefits of a healthy diet.

During the workshop, the group participated in a number of activities such as busting dietary myths, learning about mindful eating and sharing their own health experiences. They were joined by guest speaker Kate Sewell from The Cancer Council’s Eat It to Beat It program who gave a nutritional talk on healthy serving sizes, portion control and tips for packing healthy lunches.

Another two workshops will be held this year on Monday, 30th October and Friday, 10th November in Mount Druitt. To expand the knowledge and resources available in our region, a Community Cookbook is being developed during these workshops and will be launched on Friday, 12th January 2018.

Contact Stacey Hampton at or 8811 7141 or Maria Matthews or 8811 7129 for more information.

Medico-Legal Workshop: Workers Compensation; Documentation, Report Writing & Attending Court
Wednesday 1st Nov, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
My Health Record in Pharmacy Workshop
Tuesday 7th Nov, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Healthcare Provider - My Health Record Webinar Series
Thursday 9th Nov, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Healthy Happy Feet: A Forum on Diabetic Foot Complications in Western Sydney
Tuesday 14th Nov, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Simple Steps to Protect Small Healthcare Businesses

The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched the Information Security Guide for Small Healthcare Businesses which has been developed in partnership with the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online program.

A copy of the Guide can be found on the Australian Digital Health Agency website.

Hepatitis Infographics

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are significant health issues in western Sydney. To help GPs, health professionals and consumers better understand hepatitis and access treatment early, Hepatitis NSW have recently launched the below infographics:

Website Outage

On Wednesday, 1st November, the WentWest website will be unavailable from 9:00pm until 10:00pm for scheduled updates. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

GP Association meetings

The below GP Association meetings are upcoming in western Sydney:

Mount Druitt: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Friday, 27th October
Westmead: Gastroenterology - Wednesday, 22nd November

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