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Brain injury’s devastating effect on everyone

Young carer Julia Sigalas stood before a crowd of 100 people to share her story for National Carers Week at Liverpool Hospital’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit last week.  A decade ago the 13-year-old’s father had a cerebral haemorrhage and doctors didn’t think he would survive.  “The brain injury impacted everyone. I lived with my grandparents… Read more »

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Diabetes call: get your socks off

There are 9,970 people in Macarthur living with all types of diabetes and the Member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander MP, has a simple message for every one of them: Get Your Socks Off. Dr Freelander is supporting Diabetes Australia’s campaign to reduce the number of preventable diabetes-related foot problems and amputations. “Every year there… Read more »

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Not one mammogram machine between our two biggest hospitals

The two biggest hospitals in South West Sydney do not have a basic cancer diagnostic equipment to serve a massively growing population. NSW Labor health spokesman Ryan Park says both Campbelltown Hospital and Liverpool Hospital did not have access to a mammogram machine, which was a serious cause for concern. He was backed by Campbelltown… Read more »

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Trail bike rider in hospital after collision with car in Narellan

A teenage boy is in hospital after being hit by a car while riding a trail bike in Narellan today. Just before 3pm emergency services were called to Narellan Road and Camden Valley Way after reports a teen was hit by a car. Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Fire… Read more »

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Big haul of wickets for Ghosts spinner Tanveer Sangha

Brilliant back to back performances for Campbelltown Camden have confirmed that young spinner Tanveer Sangha is on the way up in Australian cricket. Yesterday, Sangha, who calls Ingleburn home, teamed up with his Ghosts skipper, Jarrad Burke, to claim nine wickets between them against highly fancied Sutherland. Sangha’s figures of 5 for 70 followed his… Read more »

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How free coffee voucher led Milli to her dream home

Here’s a story for everyone who is venturing out this weekend, trying to find their dream first home somewhere in the great South West Sydney region. A free coffee voucher left under the windscreen wiper of her car led Milli Valle Rodriguez to buying her first home. The voucher was for the Daily Bean Café… Read more »

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Handy tips to help you get through hay fever season

Locals prone to hay fever and asthma are being urged to take extra care with the start of the peak pollen season. Up to 25 per cent of metropolitan Sydney’s population experience hay fever symptoms which include sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes, resulting in a lack of sleep.  Campbelltown Hospital immunology and allergy… Read more »

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Local cricket the winner in T20 World Cup Legacy Fund

Cricket clubs in Macarthur have been successful in securing grants in Round 2 of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.  Round 2 saw more than $2 million available for new facilities and programs to support the growth of cricket participation with Camden District Cricket Association receiving $2,500 for the Camden District… Read more »

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Funding boost for tenants’ advocacy services

The region’s most vulnerable tenants and homeowners will receive greater support thanks to a boost to NSW Government funding for programs which offer vital education, advice and advocacy services.  Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves says Macarthur Legal Centre’s South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS) will continue to provide these vital services over… Read more »

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Book mammogram with a friend: it could save your lives

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram in the lead up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to boost screening rates and save lives. More than one in eight women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but almost half of women aged 50-74… Read more »

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Local football associations happy to be in Macarthur FC Bulls pen

Macarthur FC Bulls haven’t kicked a ball in anger yet, but they are kicking plenty of goals off the field. The Bulls, who will join the A-League premiership from season 2020-21 in 12 months, have cemented their grassroots foundations with a formal agreement with three South West Sydney football associations. The Macarthur Football Association, Southern… Read more »

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