October 2019

Westmead Association Radiation Oncology fundraising and community stall



Dear All,

The Westmead Association invites you to attend the radiation oncology fundraising and community awareness stall on Wednesday 16 October and Thursday 17 October in the main foyer at Westmead.

Muffins and apples will be available for you to purchase and show your support for our Radiation Oncology Department at Westmead Hospital.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Contact for more information

Georgette Hanna

8890 7983

Submitted by Georgette Hanna

Restart A Heart Day - Wednesday 16 October



How would you like to ride an exercise bike while blending your own delicious smoothie?

Register now to ride one of two special Bike ‘n’ Blend exercise bikes as part of the Emergency Department’s Restart A Heart Day event next Wednesday 16th October.

The Emergency Department is showcasing Restart A Heart Day in the main hospital foyer to raise awareness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillator use and first aid for heart attacks. Education and training will be offered to staff and the public in CPR and what to do in the event of a heart attack.

Staff are invited to form teams and enter the CPR Challenge starting at 10.30am. This competition will feature teams of staff from different departments competing against each other to win the CPR Challenge trophy. Junior medical officers, registrars and nurses from the Emergency Department and other departments will be competing so please come and cheer them on.

Free heart health checks and blood pressure checks will be on offer. Dietitians will be featuring information on the importance of nutrition in heart health and free food samples will be on offer.

To register for the Bike n Blend or the CPR Challenge please phone extension 59019 or 0416 174 740.


Contact for more information

Kerrie Powers

0414 456 110

Submitted by Kerrie Powers

Red Green Charity Concert postponed



Dear All,

The Red Green Charity concert at Westmead Hospital advertised on the intranet has been postponed and will no longer be held on Thursday 17 October.

We will provide further information about the updated plans for this event soon.

Contact for more information

Helen Englert

0409 661 088

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of Helen Englert

Mental Health Month


October is Mental Health Month and this year’s theme, Share the Journey, aims to improve personal connections and links with community, and decrease any sense of isolation. 

Nearly half of all Australians will experience some form of mental health issue during their lifetime, or know someone who will, so it is important to know where to get help if you need it.

The NSW Health intranet lists a number of mental health resources available to support NSW Health staff.


One of these, WayAhead, contains a mental health services directory, crisis numbers, and a range of related information and resources. It also has further information about the Share the Journey campaign and a list of activities and events happening across Sydney and regional NSW for Mental Health Month.

If you or someone you know needs crisis support, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14. To find mental health support in your local area contact the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of NSW Health

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