Chief Medical Officer Sees Westmead's innovation

Prof. Brendan Murphy (centre), chief medical officer, with Westmead precinct representatives

Photo caption: From left to right: Prof. Tony Cunningham, executive director Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Prof. Jeremy Chapman, clinical director division of medicine and cancer Westmead Hospital, Prof. Brendan Murphy, chief medical officer, Cheryl McCullagh, director clinical integration Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Richard Alcock, Western Sydney Local Health District board member during Prof Murphy’s visit to Westmead.

Westmead hosted another important visitor last week as part of our work to highlight our broad collaboration and success in innovation.

The Australian Government’s chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, visited Westmead precinct to learn about Westmead’s transformation into a world class innovation district.

Professor Murphy welcomed the joint vision for the precinct that Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the University of Sydney, research institutes and other partners are working towards collaboratively to achieve great outcomes for western Sydney.

“It’s been 10 years since I last visited Westmead it’s so impressive to see the enthusiastic culture that’s continuing to develop here. It’s great to witness the inspiration and innovative thinking that’s occurring across the precinct with great ideas being realised such as the new Westmead Innovation Centre. The vision for Westmead is well aligned to global reference sites, like Cleveland and Karolinska University Hospital,” Prof. Murphy said.

“Not only is the design and integration of the physical infrastructure excellent, but also the focus on innovation in care models and operational process. The vitality of the culture in advancing closer working relationships among our institutions is key to your success.”