Chief medical officer sees Westmead’s innovation first hand

Westmead Institute for Medical Research executive director Prof Tony Cunningham, WSLHD deputy board chair Prof Jeremy Chapman, chief medical officer Prof Brendan Murphy, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network director of clinical integration Cheryl McCullagh and WSLHD board chair Richard Alcock during Prof Murphy’s visit to Westmead.

Westmead hosted another important visitor last week as part of the precinct’s efforts to highlight our broad collaboration and success in innovation.

The Australian Government’s chief medical officer Brendan Murphy visited Westmead precinct to learn about Westmead’s transformation into a world-class innovation district.

Professor Murphy welcomed the joint vision for the precinct that Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the University of Sydney, research institutes and other partners are working towards collaboratively to achieve great outcomes for western Sydney.

“It’s been 10 years since I last visited Westmead; it’s so impressive to see the enthusiastic culture that’s continuing to develop here,” he said.

“It’s great to witness the inspiration and innovative thinking that’s occurring across the precinct, with great ideas being realised, such as the new Westmead Innovation Centre.

“The vision for Westmead is well aligned to global reference sites, like Cleveland and Karolinska University Hospital.”

“Not only is the design and integration of the physical infrastructure excellent, but also the focus on innovation in care models and operational process. The vitality of the culture in advancing closer working relationships among our institutions is key to your success.”

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