Healthcare Week 2017
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Collage of photos from Healthcare Week including WSLHD Chief Executive Danny O'Connor (bottom left) and Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals' Peter Rophail (bottom right)

On Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 9 March the Westmead Redevelopment communications team ran a booth at the annual Healthcare Week conference at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney.

The event program included presentations by Danny O’Connor, chief executive Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and Peter Rophail, director of operational design at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals.

The event was an opportunity for Danny and Peter to discuss both redevelopments with members of the healthcare and government sector. Both presentations demonstrated the significant work undertaken by the WSLHD, particularly in relation to consumer and community partnerships and engagement and significant transformation of patient-centred care and experience through digital technologies.

The conference was attended by over 4,000 members of the healthcare industry. Attendees included hospital managers and executives, clinicians, GPs, government and administrative staff, architects, hospital construction companies and suppliers of healthcare goods and services.

Find out more about the conference at: www.austhealthweek.com.au.

Below are a selection of comments from conference attendees who visited the Western Sydney Local Health District conference booth. The comments are in relation to the Westmead Redevelopment.

“It is great to know that the services are expanding and that services will be available to be shared between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital [at Westmead].”
“As a local, [the Westmead Redevelopment] provides well for patients, visitors and staff.”
“We will have a new modern hospital in the near future! It will bring jobs and prosperity to Westmead and surrounding areas!”
“[We are] getting best quality healthcare services in Western Sydney. This will bring many more work opportunities and businesses.”
“It is great to know that the services are expanding and that services will be available to be shared between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital [at Westmead]. I was a previous client and I appreciate the services provided by these two hospitals.”

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This story on Healthcare Week 2017 originally appeared in the Project Update edition 102 (13 Mar 2017) - opens a PDF