Handle helps Westmead Hospital celebrate 40th Annivesary
Photo Credits: Carlos Furtado - WSLHD Media
Westmead Hospital last month celebrated its 40th birthday and Handle Branding was engaged to help facilitate some of the design and branding surrounding the festivities.
The work involved ranged from a range of signage display walls, x-frame banners, bridge banners, brochures and a crest to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Staff and community members celebrated how the hospital has changed healthcare in western Sydney and its future commitment to patient care.
Westmead’s birthday celebrations coincide with a community Open Day and visit from NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. The event included health information stalls, tai chi demonstrations and a sausage sizzle. The hospital is a world-class tertiary referral hospital providing comprehensive and complex services locally, statewide and nationally.
In 2017-18 alone, the hospital provided care to people on almost 1.6 million occasions.
Westmead’s Professor Graeme Stewart was the MC for event.
The hospital also operates one of the busiest emergency departments in New South Wales, treating about 77,000 patients in the last financial year.
Westmead Hospital’s clinical immunology director and a Westmead ‘original’ Professor Graeme Stewart said the vibe at Westmead in the early days was extraordinary.
“We believed clinical care is best delivered with teaching, training and research,” Professor Stewart said.
“That was the mantra of our founding professors of medicine and surgery, the late Prof Peter Castaldi AO and Prof Miles Little.”
MP Seven Hills Mark Taylor, Cassandra Falconer, baby Callum, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Parramatta MP Dr Geoff Lee
The NSW Government’s $1 billion Westmead Hospital Redevelopment – one of the biggest health projects in NSW – will transform health care in Western Sydney and beyond.
The project will deliver a new multi-storey hospital building with more operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a new emergency department for adults and kids, as well as refurbishments.
When completed in 2020, Westmead Hospital will ensure Western Sydney’s growing population continues to enjoy world-class health care close to home and will further boost jobs and pioneering medical research and education opportunities.