January 2020

Networking event at Blacktown, 20 February 


Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre "Network & Nibbles"
Thursday 20th February, 4pm to 6pm
Blacktown Clinical & Research School Theatre, Level 3

Please join us for the launch of the Western Sydney Clinical Frailty Registry Project.

Invited speakers:

  • Professor Richard Lindley, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Sydney Medical School (Westmead Hospital Clinical School), University of Sydney

  • Ms Julee McDonagh, PhD Candidate, University of Technology, Sydney

  • Dr Steve Frost, Deputy Director, South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research

  • Ms Justine Watkins, Senior Manager, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

A panel discussion will follow presentations before networking and refreshments.

Register here
at EventBrite or RSVP to or 9851 6058.

Contact for more information

June Knight

9851 6058

Submitted by June Knight

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 28 January - Seminar room 7

  • Tuesday 11 February -  Seminar room 7

  • Tuesday 25 February - Seminar room 6

  • Tuesday 10 March - Seminar room 7

  • Tuesday 24 March - Seminar room 7 (3.30pm - 4.30pm)

  • 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

Invitation to NSW Health Clinical Ethics forum


The NSW Ministry of Health, Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and the Sydney Children's Hospital Network (SCHN) invite WSLHD staff to participate in a Clinical Ethics forum "Safe and Sound: Developing an ethical approach to managing conflict between patients, families and health care professionals".

Led by guest facilitator and clinical ethicist, Professor Lynn Gillam, this interactive discussion will explore the ethical, legal and clinical  considerations in managing conflict between patients, families and clinicians.

Focusing on two case studies, the panel and audience will consider how we can develop consistent, unified strategies, and determine appropriate boundaries in constantly evolving clinical settings.


  • Date: Thursday 27 February

  • Time: 4.00-6.00pm

  • Location: Kolling Auditorium, Kolling Institute of Medical Research. Level 5, Building 6, Royal North Shore Hospital, 10 Westbourne Street, St Leonards

Refreshments will be served following the forum.

RSVP by Friday 7 February to Kokila Patel at or by phone on 9642 9964. Places are available on a first response basis.

Contact for more information

Annie Preisz

9845 0810

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of NSW Health

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