SPACE CAMP WINS NSW HEALTH AWARD

Friday, 20 May 2022

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District’s (NBMLHD) Space Camp program has won a 2021 NSW Health Award.

“With a staggering 192 nominations from across the state’s public health system, this is fantastic achievement for the NBMLHD and their Space Camp Program,”

“NBMLHD are to be commended for their exceptional contribution to mental health care services,” said Stuart Ayres.

The Space Camp program, is a neuroscience evidence-informed early intervention program that supports families and school staff to meet a child’s broad developmental needs. It is responsive to a child’s unique diversities to help optimise childhood wellbeing.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District said they are very proud of Space Camp and of its contribution to excellence in NSW healthcare.

NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce said all eleven winners are outstanding examples of how staff continued to deliver excellent, patient-centred care during a very challenging year.

“The NSW Health Awards are a celebration of the many exceptional people who constantly strive to make our hospitals and services more responsive to the needs of our patients and their families,” Ms Pearce said.

“I am in awe of the determination, community spirit and dedication constantly exhibited by NSW Health staff and extend my warmest congratulations to the 2021 winners and finalists.”