March 2020

WSLHD 2020 Quality Awards Program call for submissions


A fabulous opportunity to showcase innovative work is now available to all staff across WSLHD.

You and your team are invited to enter a submission in the 2020 WSLHD Quality Awards program. The project will reflect the great work undertaken by you and your team to ensure the patient experience is enhanced.

Submission/s are to be forwarded to your local quality manager following approval by your immediate manager. All projects are to be forwarded locally no later than 31 May 2020.

Your local quality manager is also available to assist you with any enquiries.

The entry submission template together with the framework (provides relevant information regarding the categories etc.) are readily available on the Quality Awards intranet page.

Contact for more information

Natalie Fester Lloyd

0429 395 78

Submitted by Natalie Fester Lloyd

Mindfulness for staff 


The Mindfulness-based Wellness and Compassionate (MWAC) program is a NSW Health initiative to support staff wellness and compassionate care. Research suggests that staff wellbeing can improve quality of patient care which increases positive clinical outcomes. Mindfulness meditation has been found to be beneficial in reducing stress and promoting psychological wellbeing.

Mindfulness is being offered on a fortnightly basis to all staff.

Venue: Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), Westmead Hospital

Time: 2.30-3.30pm


  • Tuesday 7 April - Lecture theatre 4

  • Tuesday 21 April - Seminar room 7

  • Tuesday 5 May - Seminar room 5

  • Tuesday 2 June - Seminar room 7

  • Tuesday 16 June - Seminar room 7

Dates and times for the second half of the year will be posted in June.

Facilitator: Shehzi Yusaf, Clinical Psychologist

No need to RSVP. Just turn up!


Contact for more information

Shehzi Yusaf

8890 6686

Submitted by Shehzi Yusaf

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