High tea delights our Western Sydney women

Westmead Hospital’s registered midwives Matifadza Gomera, Pratibha Dhaliwal,  interpreter Lakana Bryant and revenue officer Jyoti Singde dress for the occasion.

More than 200 Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) staff celebrated International Women’s Day (8 March) at Westmead, Blacktown and Cumberland hospitals by gathering together to recognise the success, leadership and passion of women in Western Sydney. 

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy (front) celebrated International Women’s Day at Westmead Hospital.

Blacktown Hospital hosted an event for staff where the director of nursing and midwifery Danielle Levis acknowledged the challenges staff deal with juggling work and family commitments.

At Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) executive director of operations Robynne Cooke hosted an elegant high tea for staff and guests from the Community Migrant Resource Centre. 

“WSLHD has a predominately female workforce and this was an opportunity for us to say thank you,” Robynne said.

International Women’s Day celebrations at Blacktown Hospital.

“These women are mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers and carers and they all make a difference in our lives.

“WSLHD is a large organisation, with women working on diverse roles as managers surgeons, doctors, cleaning staff, administration and tradespeople, to care for our patients and community,” Robynne said.

Staff from the Mental Health teams celebrate International Women’s Day.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, with the message that gender balance creates a better working world.