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Stage 1 Development commences at Westmead Private Hospital
Apr 04, 2017
Westmead Private Hospital is pleased to advise we will be commencing the first phase of construction of our Master Plan on 15th April, 2017.


First robotic kidney autotransplant at Westmead Private Hospital
Jun 29, 2016
On 21st June, 2016 the first robotic kidney autotransplant in Australia was undertaken at Westmead Private Hospital using the da Vinci Si Surgical System. The combined resources and expertise of both Westmead Private and Westmead Hospital's surgical teams enabled this to occur. The awesome team consisted of Prof Howard Lau, Dr Scott Leslie, A/Prof Henry Pleass, A/Prof Vincent Lam, Dr Ann Chee, Renan and Mark Liu and our wonderful theatre staff.


International Recognition for World Class Breastfeeding Support
May 23, 2016
Today we received International recognition for our world class breastfeeding support service. Decalie Brown, President of International Lactation Consultants Association visited today to present the IBCLC Care Award to staff. We congratulate our staff on working hard to achieve this prestigious award which was given for conducting activities that demonstrate promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding. This award is one of only three awards which has been given out in Australia and is the only one for NSW this year.


Giving Hope to Men with Infertility
May 23, 2016
Dr Shannon Kim, Urologist at Westmead Private Hospital is giving hope to men with infertility. She successfully undertook Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction (EDO) surgery on two young men with great success. EDO can cause pelvic pain and male infertility.


Westmead Private Hospital Nurse Volunteer in Nepal to Help Following the Earthquake
Jul 16, 2015
Volunteering overseas has always been something that I was passionate about doing, with a trip at the end of 2015 to Nepal with another Ramsay Colleague already planned. When the Nepalese Nurses Association however made an international appeal asking for help following the devastation of an 8.1 earthquake, and aftershock of 7.3 some few weeks later, which resulted in more than 9000 people killed and more than 23,000 injured, I knew I wanted to help in any way possible.


Bilateral Cochlear Implants for 3 Year Old Thomas
Mar 25, 2015
Three year old Thomas Bollinger was born prematurely, he has had many challenges with his health, whilst his twin Michelle thrived, life was more difficult for Thomas. For the past three years Thomas has lived a life without sound, but this will soon change. Thomas underwent a bilateral cochlear implant, performed by A/Prof Melville Da Cruz (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon), at Westmead Private Hospital on Wednesday 11th March.


Westmead Private Leading the Way in Robotic Surgery
Dec 16, 2014
On the 10th December 2014 Westmead Private Hospital celebrates the 2nd anniversary of being at the forefront of Robotic Surgery in Australia.


Big Confidence for Miniature Heart Monitor at Westmead Private Hospital
Jul 30, 2014
Cardiologists & Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Westmead Private Hospital are amongst the first experts in New South Wales to implant the world's smallest cardiac monitor. The Medtronic Reveal LINQ™ Implantable Cardiac Monitor is capable of wirelessly diagnosing potentially dangerous, irregular heartbeats and hoped to disarm the 'ticking time bomb' for those Australians who live unknowingly with chronic heart conditions.


1st Single Site Robotic Assisted Sacrocoplopexy for Pelvic Floor Prolapse in Australia
Jun 13, 2014
Australia’s first single site robotic assisted Sacrocoplopexy for pelvic floor prolapse using state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic technology has been performed in Sydney at Westmead Private Hospital.


"Helicopter Heroes" Film Dramtic Rescue Of Westmead Private Patient
May 05, 2014
It was a wing, a prayer and a pair of steady surgeon's hands that saved Westmead Private's patient Sarah Blomfield this month - with her dramatic rescue and operation to be beamed to millions as part of the hit British TV reality show Helicopter Heroes.