November 2019

Places available - Grace Under Pressure performances


There is still time left to RSVP if you want to attend Grace Under Pressure!

On 20 & 25 November we are hosting Grace Under Pressure performances. There are morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking but always compelling, Grace Under Pressure weaves together the experiences of health professionals.

Health workers are often referred to as “caring” professions, yet bullying, harassment and “teaching by humiliation” are a common experience in hospitals.

Acclaimed verbatim theatre makers David Williams and Paul Dwyer, in collaboration with the Sydney Arts and Health Collective, have developed Grace Under Pressure from interviews with interns, medical and nursing students, as well as senior allied health professionals and representatives from the specialist colleges and peak bodies.

Grace Under Pressure will start a conversation about these often taboo issues. In this verbatim theatre project, the audience is invited to peek behind the scenes of this fascinating industry.

I’d really like to encourage to all to take the time out of your busy schedules to attend and watch this performance. There are also opportunities afterwards to participate in workshops, if you wish, that will help to form our ongoing culture work in WSLHD.

There are still places available to book.

Please contact or phone 8838 2137 to book.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Luci Caswell

Director, People & Culture

Contact for more information

Amelia Burfitt

8838 2137

Submitted by Amelia Burfitt

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) strategic priorities launch


You are invited to the launch of the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) Strategic Priorities 2019 – 2023.

The launch event will be on Monday 2 December at 1.00pm for a 1.30pm start at the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Room and Metcalf Auditorium, Macquarie St, Sydney.


 Click here to find out more and register by Friday 22 November.  

Contact for more information

Sam Shen

8753 5010

Submitted by Afrah fazli on behalf of the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

National radiographers and radiation therapist week 2019


Through the corridors of the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre and Blacktown Cancer and Haematology Centre, patients will be seeing blue and orange to celebrate National Radiographers and Radiation Therapist Week (NRRTW) 2019.


NRRTW is held annually and helps celebrate and raise further awareness of the Medical Radiation Professionals and their vital role in modern healthcare.

This year, the task of decorating and organising the festivities of NRRTW week was left up to an intern Radiation Therapist, Ashlee, whereby the enthusiasm to highlight the NRRTW's theme of Radiation and Patient Safety, resulted in the Radiation Oncology Department turning into the Marvel’s Universe for Rad-Vengers, a spin on Avengers.



A morning tea was held which brought together the team raising vital funding for dry July, whilst the Linear Accelerator’s were decorated as Superheroes; Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man. Corridors in the department were covered in characters, balloons and streamers.


The week brought smiles to our Superheroes' faces.

The team helped promote ‘Targeting Cancer’ and the significant role radiation therapy plays in treating cancer. Well done to the team!!

Contact for more information

Ashlee Dunn

0411 581 392

Submitted by Ashlee Dunn

Mount Druitt Hospital feels the power of pink


Staff from Mount Druitt Emergency Department held a cake stall in the staff cafeteria on 16 October for the Cancer Councils Feel the Power of Pink campaign.


Goodies and prizes for the day were donated by the ED staff and other wards.

Mount Druitt Hospital staff all came together purchasing raffle ticket and all things sweet to raise $735.00 on the day - not a bad effort.


There were five prizes to be won, with Palliative Care taking home first and second prize.

Contact for more information

Paula Fenton

9881 1707

Submitted by Paula Fenton

Women’s health matters- perinatal anxiety and depression workshop


A free workshop will be held in Westmead Hospital to raise community awareness and focus on fostering positive relationships within couples and their baby during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

When: Friday 22 November 
Time: 9.00am–1.00pm (registrations opens at 8.30am)
Location: Education & Conference Centre, Level 2, Seminar Room 6, Westmead Hospital

Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Register by contacting Nelma Galas (8890 6153 or or Norma Boules (9687 9901 or

Contact for more information

Nelma Galas

8890 6153

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of the Women’s Health Clinic, Westmead Hospital 

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