Men's cancer help
The next meeting of Nepean/Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group is at 6.30pm on Monday, February 18, in lecture room 1, in the Learning & Development Unit, in the SWAHS building 2 at Nepean hospital. Speaker is Trish Dalglish, nurse unit manager at the Palliative Care Unit at Mount Druitt Hospital: "Palliative Care: What is it? And it's nothing to be frightened of".
Details: prostatesupport.org.au or Alan Moran, 4730 3122.
Penrith Council will provide free child-restraint safety checks on February 23 from 9am to 1pm at the Penrith Civic Centre car park on High Street. Roads and Maritime Services fitters will check restraints in cars are adjusted to maximise child safety. They check for damaged straps, incorrect installation, loose car seats or restraints unsuited to a child's size and age. Places limited.
Details, bookings: 4732 7735.
Ian and Kathryn Garton, who own six McDonald's stores, are bringing a McDonald's family unit to Nepean hospital after three years' planning and fund-raising. Work starts this month and should be done by May. It will provide a space for families with children having medical treatment in the neo-natal intensive-care unit. The family unit will have two ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, lounge/dining, breastfeeding room and quiet room. Some business chamber members have donated to help.