Westmead Hospital Foundation

New world-first hepatitis B online support forum

New world-first hepatitis B online support forum

More than 250,000 Australians living with chronic liver infection Hepatitis (HBV) can now connect with other affected people, medical experts, and researchers on the new world-first online forum, HepBcommunity.org Founder of the new online forum and Westmead Hospital’s hepatitis B researcher, Dr Thomas Tu said, “Hepatitis B affects almost 300 million people globally and 800,000 ...

In Memory of Dr Grahame Ctereteko

In Memory of Dr Grahame Ctereteko

Westmead Hospital Foundation staff and Board Members were saddened to learn that beloved Colorectal surgeon, Grahame Ctercteko has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. A Westmead clinician for over 40 years, Grahame is remembered as the kindest of men, a true gentleman who helped thousands of patients with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.  Grahame’s motivating and compassionate …

Westmead Infection Prevention and Control – first in the field

Westmead Infection Prevention and Control – first in the field

Photo: Westmead Hospital Infection Control and Disease Prevention Team and WSLHD Biopreparedness Team (L-R) Nicole Bohlken, Trish Ferguson, Kirsty Kuoppala, Stephanie Toovey, Kathleen Reitsma, Michelle Montrose, Ruth Barratt, Mary Wyer, Prof. Ramon Shaban, Feliz Vargas, Beth White, Miechelline Magallanes, Kathy O’Donnell and Jennifer Sealy. Westmead Hospital is a world-class centre for infection prevention and disease ...

Thank our Westmead Healthcare Heroes <span>– Buy them a Coffee</span>

Thank our Westmead Healthcare Heroes – Buy them a Coffee

Australia has been through so much in the past few months – drought, fires, and now COVID-19, all of which have had a devastating impact on our community and the economy.  Throughout it all, Westmead healthcare workers have been on the frontline, treating and caring for our community when they are at their most vulnerable. ...

Thank You Lindt Australia

Thank You Lindt Australia

Thanks Lindt Australia for your kind and generous donation of chocolate to Westmead Hospital Foundation in support of Westmead Hospital staff over Easter. The little bunnies hopped through Westmead Hospital over the Easter long-weekend delivering joy to hard-working frontline staff. #Lindt #LindtAustralia … See more

Sydney Businesswomen raise funds for premature babies

Sydney Businesswomen raise funds for premature babies

As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, a group of highly successful Sydney businesswomen raised much needed funds to support the care of premature babies at Westmead Hospital. Hosted by Maureen Rizk, Arab Bank Australia and Julie Khouzame of the George Khouzame Group at the Bayti Restaurant in Parramatta, the luncheon was themed ‘an equal …

All Ruby wants is to walk out of Westmead Hospital

All Ruby wants is to walk out of Westmead Hospital

When Ruby was involved in a collision with a vehicle, she was doing what she loves best, riding her bike. She doesn’t remember much about the accident, just that she woke up laying in the middle of the road in a world of pain. Ruby’s body was broken in so many places, even after 14 …

Art On Purpose supports mums and newborn babies

Art On Purpose supports mums and newborn babies

Global Abstract Artist, Zahrina Robertson is proudly supporting mums and newborn babies at Westmead Hospital. Ms Robertson kindly donated $550 to Women’s and Newborn Health at Westmead Hospital for a new foetal doppler machine, enabling midwives and doctors to listen to an unborn baby’s heartbeat during pregnancy and labour. Ms Robertson raised the funds at …