‘Making humanity front and centre’: How Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals are celebrating Human Experience Week

Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals are telling the stories of their patients, families and carers in a celebration of community this Human Experience Week.

From the family members and friends who support patients during their stay, to the staff and volunteers who care for them, this is a time to acknowledge the teamwork and compassion of Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and the people who bring warmth to the corridors of its facilities.

These diverse experiences extend beyond receiving high-quality clinical care – they also incorporate the holistic well-being of all involved.

Patients, staff, and carers have been asked how experiences can be improved at Blacktown Hospital and what thriving means to them.

Participants submitted their answers on pebbles which were placed on the ‘pathway’ painting, representing this journey taken together.

BMDH General Manager, Brad Ceely, and WSLHD Executive Director Quality & Safety, Prof Peter Hockey, watched on as activities got underway at Blacktown Hospital.

“It’s about making humanity front and centre of all care that we deliver,” Peter said.

“We are all so busy in our working lives, and this is about reminding people that we are a ‘human business’ and our focus is on the people.”