Hard work noticed
Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies made a surprise visit to NADO in St Marys last week to present Brigitte Krstanoski with a NSW Government Community Service Award.
For the past three years, Ms Krstanoski has worked closely with the disability service provider to attract resources from the community to hold an event for Carer's Week.
The event aims to raise the profile of carers and give them a fun and care-free day.
"I am delighted to present Brigitte with this award in recognition of her hard work and solid commitment to supporting and assisting families in the disability sector of her community, and advocating to disability organisations and parliamentarians for policy changes that would make the job of caring for a person with a disability more sustainable," Mrs Davies said.
WentWest, the Western Sydney Medicare Local, has reaffirmed the need for western Sydney parents to be diligent in immunising their children.
A recent report revealed the region had made a slight improvement in the number of children fully immunised in 2012-13.
The National Health Performance Authority report indicated 91.3 per cent children in western Sydney were fully immunised, up from 91.1 per cent.
Vaccinations routinely recommended for children are funded by the federal government and are provided free of charge if a child is eligible for Medicare.
WentWest clinical director Dr Michael Crampton said: "The takeaway message from this report is that we need to do better as a community.
"Parents and health professionals alike must continue to discuss the issue, concerns and overcome barriers so that we can keep our young population fully protected and well."