November 2019

Bushfire response volunteers – thank you


Some of our staff have recently volunteered to protect their communities, as part of the bushfire response from the Rural Fire Service and other organisations.


We would like to thank all volunteers who have assisted in the emergency response to the bushfires, and plan to hold a small event in the next couple of weeks, as well as recognise volunteers in The Pulse.


If you have volunteered and assisted one of the following emergency service organisations during the current bushfire emergency, please let us know:


  • Rural Fire Service

  • State Emergency Services

  • Volunteer Rescue Association of NSW

  • Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network

  • Cave Rescue Squad

  • Volunteer Coastal Patrol

  • Bushwalkers/ Wilderness Rescue Squad


Please send your name, email address and phone number, together with the name of the emergency service organisation, to Caren Friend, Manager Counter Disaster Unit, at

Contact for more information 

Caren Friend

9881 1144

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of Caren Friend

Healthy relationships - November 


AccessEAP has a free live webinar on Domestic and Family Violence Awareness this November to support WSLHD employees.

The live webinar is on Friday 22 November at 11.00am

To take advantage of this free webinar and more resources available, click here. You can register to AccessEAP via employee login tab on the homepage.

For further wellbeing support for WSLHD employees visit our Staff Wellbeing intranet page here.

Contact for more information 

Deirdre Beaney

9840 3649

Submitted by Deirdre Beaney

Donate to our Christmas collection #itsinthebag - Staff Health Westmead


The Staff Health team are supporting In The Bag Christmas charity campaign by being a drop off point.

We welcome all WSLHD staff to drop off your donation bag between Friday 22 November and Saturday 5 December to our new Staff Health Clinic location at Level 1 E Block (Next to Social Work department), Westmead Hospital.

There are 85,000 homeless women who need your help this Christmas. Many have fled domestic violence or experienced extreme poverty. We want to make them feel special. You can help. It’s simple and it makes a big difference in a woman’s life

Fill a handbag with a Christmas gift for women and girls in need. For further information on how you can help, please click here.

Contact for more information 

Deirdre Beaney

8890 6777

Submitted by Deirdre Beaney

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