Radiographer farewells Westmead Hospital family after four decades

Westmead Hospital senior radiographer Krystal Moore, Lata Nandha, and chief radiographer Gloria Olivieri.

Radiographer Lata Nandha this year celebrates 40 years working at Westmead Hospital.

While her passion and dedication to her patients and colleagues has never wavered, she has decided to call it a day to spend more time with her family.

“It’s sad to leave Westmead especially since I’ve been here for so long and have seen many changes and made lots of friends,” Lata said.

“I’ll miss the radiographers, nurses, radiologists, administration staff, ED, ICU, surgical staff and patients – we are like one big family.”

There are so many memories. But thee married mother of two won’t forget when the department went digital and processes got much easier.

Westmead Hospital senior radiographer Krystal Moore, Lata Nandha, and chief radiographer Gloria Olivieri.

“We reduced the time required to perform a CT scan from eight minutes to less than eight seconds. Patients now receive their x-rays on a CD rather than a large, bulky x-ray film which they take to their doctor or specialist.

“I’ve experienced so much change and been part of the history of the hospital. I’ve always worked with a wonderful group of people who have supported and helped me over the years. I will miss everyone dearly.”

Lata plans to spend more time with her three grandchildren, her beloved dog Nero and take up gardening.