Cancer Care Western NSW

A 2006 study by the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) found there were marked deficiencies in cancer services in rural and regional areas of Australia and that the quality and availability of services directly influenced survival rates. Cancer Care Western NSW is redressing the balance through the ongoing development of Western Care Lodge in […]

Attracting regional specialists

Over the past 150 years, Orange has grown from a gold rush town with no medical services to a centre of regional medical excellence, renowned for its broad range of specialist services and providing medical care to hundreds of thousands of people across the central western region. Key to this remarkable medical evolution was, and […]

Art for health’s sake

The ‘Weaving Wellbeing’ project, installed in the Orange Base Hospital cafeteria courtyard, was designed and created through community workshops in Orange and Condobolin and features woven plants and animals with significance to Aboriginal people across the region artworks. Can art really make a difference to health outcomes in a clinical environment? Brad Hammond, curator of […]

New 24 hour emergency helicopter service for regional NSW

Image thanks to NSW Ambulance Service In one of the most significant developments in regional trauma care in years, and a collaborative coup for local communities, a new and improved emergency helicopter service based in Orange will service Central Western NSW in early 2014. The Orange Health Service is the largest rural health facility in […]

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