Our People & Culture

July 2020

Vacation care options for primary school children


Dear colleagues,

We want to support our staff so they are able to continue to care for our community.

These school holidays free child care is still available for the first week of the public school holidays, and in the second week (from 13 July) child care fees are payable.

Child Care Subsidies are available - be sure to update your income details at MyGov so that you receive your full entitlements.

We have investigated some vacation care options in the local areas.

Catholic Out of School Hours Care (COSHC) is offering vacation care for primary school age (5-12 years) over the school holiday, at the following centres:

  • Blacktown South: COSHC St Michaels Primary, 0419 554 302

  • Castle Hill: COSHC St Angela's 0408 499 219 

  • Castle Hill: COSHC St Bernadette’s, 0408 582 535

  • Glenmore Park: COSHC Bethany, 0409 133 213

  • Glenwood: COSHC Holy Cross, 0418 115 483

  • North Parramatta: COSHC St Monica’s, 0429 990 179

  • Plumpton: COSHC Good Shepherd, 0409 121 980

  • Quakers Hill: COSHC Mary Immaculate, 0417 203 333

  • Schofields: COSHC St Joseph's 0400 468 599  

  • Stanhope Gardens: COSHC John XXIII, 0438 228 271

  • Wentworthville: COSHC Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 0409 361 929

  • Westmead: COSHC Mother Teresa, 0418 153 894

  • Winston Hills: COSHC St Paul the Apostle, 0429 017 382

All centres have strengthened hygiene and infection control management.

While educators and carers adopt Christian values, formal religious education is not provided as part of the care.

To find out more, call one of the centres or email EYEC@parra.catholic.edu.au. Information about all of the childcare services currently operating in each area is also available on the Service NSW search page. We appreciate all that you are doing to continue to provide essential services at this time.


Kind regards,


Luci Caswell 


Director People and Culture 

Blacktown Mount Druitt recognition program



BMDH is undergoing a cultural transformation and an employee recognition program will support this transformation and become a part of other culture programs rollout out across the LHD.

As part of this, Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital would like to launch a rewards /recognition program where staff can nominate other staff members/ teams who willbe specifically acknowledged for their service.

Do you know a staff member or team who have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Do you know a staff member or team that strives to meet the CORE values of the organisation?

Do you know of a staff member that deserves recognition for their years of service milestone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please complete the below nomination form and email through to:


Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of Corporate Communications

Join Dry July and raise funds for Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre in Westmead



How often do you have a chance to create change by not doing something? How about raising money to make a difference to a cancer patient’s journey by quitting alcohol for just a month?

Westmead Hospital is encouraging people to refrain from drinking alcohol for the Dry July campaign to raise funds for the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC) Westmead.

Here are a few ways the human body can benefit from abstaining from alcohol: improved mental health, weight loss and hydration, healthier liver and quality sleep!

Encourage your family and friends to be healthy in July and support Westmead Hospital. To sign-up and support the CPMCC click here.


Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of Corporate Communications

End of financial year information: transition from Payment Summaries to Single Touch Payroll



Effective from the end of the financial year 2019/2020, Payment Summaries will no longer be issued to NSW Health employees as NSW Health has moved to Single Touch Payroll (STP) as per the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).


This also means that 2019/2020 Payment Summaries will not be available via StaffLink Manager Self Service (MSS) or Employee Self Service (ESS).


Single Touch Payroll is an Australian Government initiative that changes the way employers are required to report employee tax and superannuation information to the ATO.


The change means that tax and superannuation information will be sent to the ATO each time pay is processed, rather than once a year as per previous years.

  • There is no change to the way employees are paid.

  • Each time employees are paid, the year-to-date salary and wage information will be reported to the ATO and updated in ATO online services.

  • Employees will be able to view and keep track of YTD information in ATO online services via a myGov account.

  • At the end of the 2019/2020 financial year, payment summary information will be available in myGov and will be called an ‘Income Statement’.

  • Employees can also access their income statement through their registered tax agent or by contacting the ATO to receive a copy.

Additional resources


Attached you will find Single Touch Payroll (STP):


For further information


For more information about the change to ‘Income Statements’ please refer to:

Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of Corporate Communications

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