Health plan for Penrith
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Sunday, 9 December 2018
The Penrith Health Action Plan has been extended after key health providers and Penrith Council met to endorse the partnership through to 2020, formalising their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of local residents.
Council, the Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network have agreed on specific action areas that will see Penrith benefit from improved access to health services and opportunities to address health related issues.
Priorities include the promotion and support of the Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service opening in Penrith's city centre in early 2019, as well as promoting the role of local men's sheds in reducing isolation and improving mental health.
The Penrith Health Action Plan won two awards in 2018 for best practice in collaboration and service delivery to local communities that lead to improved health and wellbeing. A project of note is Council's 'Village Cafe' initiative, which has provided health and social outreach to vulnerable residents in North St Marys and Kingswood. By providing an inviting space for people to come together, health providers have been able to offer services and activities to residents that result in improved health.
Photo caption: (L to R) Warwick Winn, General Manager, Penrith City Council; Darren Ah See, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service; Kay Hyman, Chief Executive, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District; Lizz Reay, Chief Executive Officer, Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 9 December 2018.