The western Sydney public is invited to join online and ask questions of Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) executive and staff on Monday 21 November at the 2022 Western Sydney Health Forum (Annual Public Meeting).
The annual forum will provide WSLHD staff and the western Sydney community with an update of the strategic vision and plans for the health district and provide an open forum for the public to raise questions, concerns and ideas.
It will also be an opportunity to reflect on the year that was, discover new innovations and research and see what’s in store for 2023.
WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said it’s been another busy year for the district and he couldn’t be prouder of the staff and the challenges they’ve overcome and everything they do each day for the people of western Sydney.
“For the third year in a row, our incredible staff have rallied against COVID-19 and served their community with strength and conviction,” said Graeme.
“In addition to the frontline human effort, it has been a year of advanced research and a focus on initiatives to help WSLHD deliver new and innovative models of care now and into the future.
“I encourage you to attend virtually and submit your questions in advance.”
Key district achievements in 2022 include:
- Unveiling of designs for the new $460 million Integrated Mental Health Complex at the Westmead Health Precinct
- Western Sydney Care Collective $10.9 million grant to help ease pressure on western Sydney’s emergency departments
- $1.8 million grant to advance stroke and heart complications research for patients post-surgery
- Launch of ‘Community and Partnerships’ webpages to better partner with consumers
- Launch of WSLHD LGBTQIA+ Workforce Plan
- Jab-to-door service for aged care home residents
- $130,450 in research grants awarded to Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital clinicians
- Opening of new children’s ward at Blacktown Hospital
- Acute Adult Mental Health Inpatient Service at Blacktown Hospital
Members of the public are invited to submit questions now, in video or written format, by emailing them to WSLHD-Media@health.nsw.gov.au.