World champion and former Olympian Jana Pittman will attend this year’s 2019 Western Sydney Health Forum to inspire the community with her major career change into medicine.
Jana will also share the reasons why Blacktown is her first choice to grow her new medical career in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Guests attending the event will also find out about the key achievements for Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) over the last financial year.
Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions as part of an interactive panel discussion convened by NewsLocal senior journalist Jake McCallum along with health directors and experts from WSLHD.
WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said the organisation has had an excellent year.
“Over the last financial year we have delivered 10,658 babies, performed 44,628 surgeries and treated 200,000 people in our emergency departments,” Graeme said.
“We’ve had a huge year of infrastructure development with our facilities getting bigger, future-proofing our ability to service the health needs for an expanding population.
“We’ve also strengthened relationships with our Aboriginal community, attracted millions in research funding to inform better patient care and developed our partnerships and important work with the Western Sydney Primary Health Network.
“I encourage the community to come along to this year’s Western Sydney Health Forum to find out more about our biggest milestones and achievements, and what the future will look like.”
An open day will also be available to the community prior to the forum, which will include behind-the-scenes tours of Blacktown Hospital’s new nine-storey central acute services building, part of Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ $700 million expansion project.
Health stallholders will also be on hand to provide expert advice and information on diabetes, organ donation and tobacco replacement therapy.
Basic health checks will be on offer and community members will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free personalised health coach.
Attendance to the health forum and open day is free. All ages welcome.
Western Sydney Health Forum
WHEN: Thursday, 31 October, 2019 – 5.30pm for a 6pm start
WHERE: Auditorium, Western Sydney University Clinical School, Blacktown Hospital.
Open Day and Hospital Tour details:
WHEN: Thursday, 31 October, 2019. Stalls and tours commence at 4pm
WHERE: Blacktown Hospital main entrance
For more information and registration details visit: https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/wslhd-events/2019-western-sydney-health-forum-and-blacktown-hospital-open-day