Hundreds enjoy Westmead’s Open Day

Multicultural Health staff enjoyed the visit to their stall by the Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

Westmead Hospital celebrated its 40th birthday on Saturday 10 November by swinging its doors open for a community Open Day. 

More than 300 members of the public, visitors, staff and their family members visited the hospital for the activities and celebrations.  

There was a range of visual and health information displays such as historical medical memorabilia from the Powerhouse Museum as well as a display from the Westmead Centre for Oral Health featuring ancient dental equipment.

Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) Multicultural Health team hosted a Tai Chi demonstration, DonateLife provided information on organ donation, WSLHD Health Promotion provided healthy living information while the Westmead Hospital library opened its doors to the community. 

The Westmead Hospital Redevelopment team projected the future for community members through their 3D google and invited people to view prototype rooms, which are life-size models of rooms set to be installed in our new hospital building. 

WSLHD Multicultural Health team leader Dipti Zachariah was delighted that so many engaged with the healthcare interpreters service and took part in a live patient experience survey.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to interact with community members, patients and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” Mrs Zachariah said.

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network donation specialist nurse Jodi Pasfield and Westmead Hospital donation specialist nurse Monica Walker.

“The community was impressed by the work we are doing to bring them on board with the healthcare system as equal partners.”

A big thank you to the Lions Club who managed the BBQ and sold all sausages and chicken kebab sticks!