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Media Releases - 2013

November 2013
Celebrate World Aids Day at Waterloo (PDF)
Waterloo and Redfern residents are encouraged to celebrate World Aids Day (1 December) at Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre on December 5.

Donation breathes life into seriously ill babies (PDF)
Seriously ill babies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital will be able to breathe easier thanks to a $21,000 donation from Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL.

More than $110,000 raised for blood cancer research (PDF)
More than $110,000 was raised last month for blood cancer research at Concord Hospital’s Cancer Centre, thanks to the success of the gala cocktail party A Bloody Great Night Out!, held at the Concord Medical Education Centre.

Applications open for grants to help Aborigines quit smoking (PDF)
The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project is calling for applications for community grants valued at up to $20,000 to help reduce smoking rates in local communities.

October 2013
Get healthy at Yaralla Health Open Day (PDF)
Residents of Sydney’s Inner West are encouraged to head to Yaralla Parklands on Sunday, October 20, to enjoy a range of market stalls and information about the prospective plans of the magnificent site in Concord West.

August 2013
Yaralla to become a public park for all (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District is delighted to announce that 13 hectares of land on the magnificent Yaralla Estate at Concord will be converted to public parkland.

Thrive and survive in the community (PDF)
Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental health problem in their life.

July 2013
Supporting mothers to breastfeed longer (PDF)
‘Breastfeed for good health that lasts a lifetime‘ - that’s the message Sydney Local Health District will display across facilities to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August, 2013), and support mothers and families to continue breastfeeding for longer.

Get in touch with your liver (PDF)
Community Health Services at Sydney Local Health District are joining forces with the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre for Hepatitis Awareness Week (21-28 July, 2013) with an event on Friday, 26 July.

Diabetes study reveals risks for young (PDF)
Young people with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality when compared to those with type 1 diabetes, a new study has found.

This winter – activate, don’t hibernate (PDF)
Children are being encouraged to get active this winter with the free Go4Fun healthy lifestyle program starting from 15 July.

RPA dietitian a national leader (PDF)
A dietitian from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has been honoured as a national leader in nutrition for cancer patients.

It’s your health service - why not get involved? (PDF)
This NAIDOC Week (7-14 July, 2013), Sydney Local Health District is calling on the local Aboriginal community to get involved and engaged with Canterbury Hospital to help achieve health equity.

June 2013
The secret life of “tweeting” tumours (PDF)
A breakthrough study led by researchers at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute has revealed how brain tumours communicate with other cells, which may lead to new treatments.

Take action on drugs and alcohol (PDF)
Drugs, communities and families will be the focus for this year’s Drug Action Week (16 to 22 June).

Lights, camera, action (PDF)
Children recovering at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s children’s ward will now be entertained with movie sessions thanks to a $15,000 donation from A2 Dairy Products.

Open letter to the community, Yaralla Estate, Concord (PDF)
A letter to the community from SLHD

Yaralla upgrade plans released (PDF)
A designated off-leash area for dogs and visitor parking bays are among proposed changes for Yaralla Estate in Concord, aimed at upgrading the property and making it more user-friendly for the community.

Search starts today for best nurses and midwives (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District is calling on local residents to nominate outstanding nurses and midwives in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

May 2013
Tackling smoking among Aboriginal youth (PDF)
Community organisation Glebe Youth Service has been awarded a grant to help staff tackle smoking and encourage local youth to quit.

Set the date for better health (PDF)
Smokers are being encouraged to set a quit smoking date for this year’s World No Tobacco Day (31 May).

District helping educate leaders of tomorrow (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District is proud to announce it has partnered with the University of Tasmania to host a new training centre aimed at developing and educating Australia’s health managers of the future.

Access to breakthrough treatments at your fingertips (PDF)
A world-first smart phone application which connects patients and doctors to clinical trials is now available to download.

Can testosterone prevent diabetes in men? (PDF)
Australian men most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes are urged to join a ground-breaking study currently being conducted by Concord Hospital’s Department of Andrology.

Accolades for a young leader (PDF)
A rising star of the health sector, Tim Sinclair, was honoured last night with two awards including as the overall winner for individual excellence at the Institute of Public Administration Australia NSW Awards.

A day to say – thank you (PDF)
Celebrating excellence, dedication and having fun will be on the cards to mark International Nurses’ and Midwives’ Day celebrations across Sydney Local Health District on Friday, 10 May 2013.

April 2013
Yaralla Estate horse agistment (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District last night reiterated its promise that public access to the Yaralla Estate at Concord would not change once the NSW Mounted Police moved onto the site this year.

Police sign deal to move horses to Concord (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District is pleased to announce NSW Police horses will be agisted within the historic Yaralla Estate after both parties signed an agreement last night.

Check it out: Sexual health (PDF)
This Youth Week (8-12 April 2013), youth and sexual health services from Sydney Local Health District are calling on young people to look after their sexual health and get checked for sexually transmitted infections.

Supporting and celebrating young people for Youth Week (PDF)
Nursing staff at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital will be recognised for their support and care of young people at the Youth Friendly Awards, part of National Youth Week (8-12 April) celebrations.

March 2013
Taking One Deadly Step to better health (PDF)
More than 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are expected to be screened for a range of common health issues at the One Deadly Step event in Marrickville next week.

RPA donor in NSW Woman of the Year Awards (PDF)
A mother who has raised more than $50,000 for Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s neonatal unit has been honoured in the 2013 NSW Woman of the Year Awards, announced today by the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell.

February 2013
Boost to mental health services on its way (PDF)
Planning approval has been granted for a new $67 million state-of-the-art mental health unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, paving the way for construction to start soon.

Inaugural five-year plan for sexual health launched (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District has today launched its inaugural five-year sexual health services strategy and a new purpose-built clinic to improve patient care, delivering on its commitment to provide excellence in healthcare for all.

Better support for vulnerable children and their families (PDF)
Providing improved services to members of the community most in need was the subject of an inaugural Sydney Local Health District forum at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital today.

First choice for graduate nurses (PDF)
A record number of graduate nurses and midwives are choosing to start their careers with Sydney Local Health District thanks to its reputation for excellence in healthcare and long-standing commitment to research, education and training.

January 2013
Go4Fun helps address childhood obesity in Sydney’s inner west (PDF)
Go4Fun, a free program aimed at reducing rates of childhood obesity, is announcing available places today in the lead-up to the first 2013 school term.

Let your body heal in 2013 (PDF)
The Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern will hold classes in January and February to help people quit smoking.

More than 100 junior doctors join the hospital ranks (PDF)
More than 100 junior doctors will today start their first two years of medical training in Sydney Local Health District hospitals.

SLHD welcomes new smoke-free laws (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District welcomes new smoke-free laws coming into effect from 7 January, 2013.

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