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World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Westmead Women’s and Newborn Health and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. Westmead NICU cares for babies born prematurely (earlier than expected) and babies born with health problems that need specialist care. Westmead NICU consists of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Special Care Nursery. We are the largest NICU…Find out more »
Mothers with babies born at Westmead Hospital are invited to a Peer Support Breastfeeding Session on Monday 5 August at 2.30pm in the Patient Lounge, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Michelle Simmons is facilitating the session, along with women who have birthed at Westmead Hospital. Staff and their babies are also welcome. This session is part of Westmead Women’s and Newborn Health Unit’s and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s (NICU) World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations. RSVP: Michelle Simmons Phone:…Find out more »
Speech Pathology Week promotes the speech pathology profession and their work with the more than 1.2 million Australians who have a communication or swallowing disorder impacting their daily lives. Communication is a basic human right and Speech Pathology Week seeks to promote this fact. The theme for Speech Pathology Week 2019 is Communicating with confidence! Donate to the Cause To support to Westmead Hospital’s Speech Pathology Unit please donate here.Find out more »
Bstreetsmart is the inspiring initiative of the Trauma Service at Westmead Hospital. Westmead’s Trauma Service is constantly reminded through their hands on work that young people aged between 15–30 are disproportionally represented in road trauma. As a result they have a strong commitment to Road Safety Education. Bstreetsmart is the inspiring initiative of the Trauma Service at Westmead Hospital. Westmead’s Trauma Service is constantly reminded through their hands on work that young people aged between 15–30 are disproportionally represented in…Find out more »
Learn to restart a heart, have a go and save a life is the message Westmead Hospital Emergency staff want you to hear this Restart A Heart Day, Wednesday 16 October.
Sadly, the survival rate from cardiac arrest is only 10%. Time is a critical factor with survival - for every minute that passes without intervention, the chance of survival decreases by 10%.Find out more »
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006, and it is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.Find out more »