Westmead Hospital recently launched Australia’s first Augmented Reality (AR) hospital tour, as part of the hospital’s 45th birthday celebrations.
The last of the exclusive tours, called ‘Past meets future’, will take place on Friday 24 November. The tour showcases the history of Westmead Hospital through archival footage, documents, photographs and written historical information; combined with interactive design constructions of operating tables and other medical tools.
The Pulse has spoken with several of the esteemed members of the Westmead Hospital community who will be guiding these free tours for the community and staff.
Introducing Jane-Louise (Jane) Sinclair Clinical Nurse Specialist Upper GI Surgery at Westmead Hospital.
Can you share a bit about your journey and experience working at Westmead Hospital?
I began as a New Graduate Nurse in February 2002, starting in the B3a/B3c Surgical ward. I then transitioned to A3c Surgical High Dependency, where I worked for 10 years before I was offered the opportunity to move into my current role in 2011. I have been working as the Nurse Specialist since, working with patients requiring surgery for cancer and benign disease of the Upper GI tract.
What excites you most about taking on the role of a tour guide for the hospital’s 45th-anniversary celebration?
I’m excited to be involved in something that hasn’t been done before.
In your opinion, what makes Westmead Hospital a special place to showcase through a tour?
It’s constantly changing and evolving. There has been significant changes to the buildings and structure of the hospital over the years.
Why do you think it’s important to showcase the history of Westmead Hospital as part of the 45th-anniversary celebration?
Westmead Hospital is a large, central campus that offers services to people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We also have strong links to Parramatta Hospital, one of the original hospitals in the country!