NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce and Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has joined almost 200 guests including healthcare decision makers, community representatives, researchers and care providers on Wednesday 19 October 2022 for the inaugural Greater Western Sydney Future Health Forum.
Delivered by the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue and the Greater Western Sydney Health Partnership, the forum examined the health and medical challenges and opportunities in the region, the infrastructure, the services and community support needed for the region’s rapidly growing population.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) was acknowledged for its ongoing community support with WSLHD COVID-19 vaccination lead Megan Byrne accepting the Chairman’s Award on behalf of the District for the Qudos Bank Arena NSW Health Vaccination Centre operations.
NSW Health Secretary Ms Pearce outlined her vision for an innovative healthcare network in Greater Western Sydney.
“Close collaboration across local health districts and the primary care sector will enable us to develop new ways to improve patient experiences and ensure everyone in the community receives the right care, in the right place, at the right time,” Ms Pearce said.
WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said an important focus of the forum was giving the western Sydney region a competitive advantage nationally and internationally and to think differently and challenge ourselves.
By forging partnerships, attracting investment and providing platforms for world-leading medical research, we can contribute to the social and economic fabric of our communities, and help shape our future cities,” Mr Loy said.
“This is an opportunity to build on the region’s increasing health and medical research expertise to create jobs, fuel industry growth and attract and nurture the talent we need to build tomorrow’s health networks.”
The Greater Western Sydney Health partnership was established by South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Districts in 2019 to understand and address the health needs of Greater Western Sydney’s communities.