Biggest health wins on show at Hospital Week

Westmead Hospital haematology clinical director Dr Warrick Benson with Hospital Week organiser Georgette Hanna

Australia’s leading health minds came together at Hospital Week (August 29-31), where more than 100 presentations showcased the latest in medical advancements and health research.

New treatments and future insights into organ transplantation, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, emergency medicine, respiratory care, cancer, obesity and endocrinology were all on display.

Westmead Association president Professor Dominic Dwyer said Hospital Week has been running for more than 20 years.

“Hospital Week is an annual opportunity for healthcare workers and researchers across all clinical sectors of the hospital to showcase their work to each other and to colleagues from around Sydney,” Professor Dwyer said.

Westmead Hospital Week drew a big crowd over three days.

The event attracted international and national media coverage regarding Hospital Week presentations on bariatric surgery, fertility and weight loss. The presentations were covered on CBS America, Ten News, Nine News, 2GB, 2SM and two stories in the Daily Telegraph, one of which were on the front page.

This year, Westmead Hospital celebrates 40 years since opening its doors to patients in 1978. It has transformed into one of the busiest and largest hospitals in NSW, providing world-class healthcare. It is home to some of the sharpest minds in Australia.

“Hospital Week is a great way to book-end the 40 years that Westmead Hospital has been serving the NSW, and to look forward to the redevelopment taking us through the next 40 years,” Prof Dwyer said.