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Together Achieving Better Health Conference 2021

24 Mar 2021


Thought leaders and clinical innovators will connect with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) clinicians and health professionals at an exclusive staff conference this week.

On 25 and 26 March, the NBMLHD Together Achieving Better Health Conference will give staff the opportunity to connect, learn and share quality health improvements to patient care and the patient experience through innovation, collaboration and research.

This is the second Together Achieving Better Health Conference, following a successful inaugural conference in 2018. This year’s conference is an exclusive staff professional development event with an interactive online format and face-to-face attendance opportunities in accordance with COVID-safe guidelines.

NBMLHD Board Chair, Peter Collins AM QC says, “During a time of great health care innovation, our strong commitment to research and education has helped define us as leaders in developing health care solutions.”

“Our well-established national and international research programs have produced new and innovative health care solutions. We’ve achieved new milestones in published research and staff continue to lead the way in telehealth initiatives, all while the $1 billion Nepean Redevelopment takes shape.”

“It is this strong record of health care excellence and these milestones that cement us as a significant force for research, teaching and knowledge sharing of which this conference is another exciting opportunity,” says Mr Collins.

Conference highlights include addresses by Indigenous Affairs Editor for the ABC, host and author, Stan Grant and political journalist, commentator and television host, Annabel Crabb.

Staff will hear from a raft of renowned health experts as well as NSW Health Secretary, Elizabeth Koff, who will deliver the opening address. Aboriginal traditional healers from the Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation, will also speak about their vision to make traditional healing part of a complementary, two-way health care system.

NBMLHD Chief Executive, Kay Hyman says the spotlight on health has never been greater as we work towards recovery and minimise the impact of COVID-19.

“Together with our clinicians and researchers we continue to build upon our reputation to deliver high quality, accessible and efficient health services. This conference is an excellent opportunity for our staff to connect, learn and share their experiences across a range of disciplines. It also highlights our ongoing commitment to improving patient care and the patient experience,” says Mrs Hyman.