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Western Sydney Local Health District

About Us

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region.

Our Residents

  • In 2013, our estimated population in WSLHD is 876,500. The District’s growth in population from 2009 to 2013 was 7.8% (4.2% for NSW)
  • Between 2011 and 2021, the District’s population is projected to increase by 2.0% per annum or 163,000 people. This is nearly twice the rate for NSW (1.2% per annum) 
  • In 2011, our Aboriginal population accounted for approximately 1.5% of the District’s population (2.6% in NSW, which includes rural and remote populations)
  • In 2011, 43% of the District’s residents were born overseas (NSW: 27%); 45% of local residents spoke a language other than English at home (NSW: 24%); 
  • 32% of local residents (34% of NSW residents) reported a family income of less than $1,000 per week

Social Health Atlas

The Social and Health Atlas provides comprehensive health and socio-demographic data on the residents of WSLHD, and each of its five constituent local government areas, Auburn, Blacktown, Holroyd, Parramatta and The Hills Shire.

Social and Health Atlas

Our Health Services

Western Sydney Local Health District provides a range of clinical and non-clinical health services ranging from nationally funded health promotion/education programs to primary health services. Significant tertiary and quaternary clinical services are also provided to other Local Health Districts and health services in NSW.  
Major WSLHD facilities include:

Hospitals:

  • Auburn
  • Cumberland
  • Blacktown Mount Druitt (two campuses)
  • Westmead

Community Health Centres:

  • Auburn
  • Blacktown
  • Mount Druitt
  • Parramatta
  • Doonside
  • The Hills
  • Merrylands

Services are also provided in residents’ homes as well as community settings such as schools and residential aged care facilities.

Our Partners

Western Sydney Local Health District works with partners to deliver health services, and universities and educational and training services to undertake research.  Major health service partners include the NSW Ministry of Health and the Ministry’s agencies and Pillars. Major local strategic and operational partners include the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research and others in the Westmead Research Hub, the Western Sydney Medical Local, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network and more.

Federal and State MPs for WSLHD

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