Westmead Private Hospital
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Westmead Private invests in industry leading 3D surgery technology
Apr 05, 2018
Westmead Private Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in Australia and New Zealand to install the latest Olympus 3D surgical platform – VISERA ELITE II. This new technology means that complex surgeries can now be performed with laparoscopic surgery rather than open surgery, reducing pain and recovery time. This is particularly important for complex bariatric surgery, lung and liver resection surgeries.


New centre of excellence at Westmead Private Hospital
Mar 22, 2018
Westmead Private Hospital has been accredited as a “Centre of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery”, only the 2nd hospital in Australia to be granted this International title, and is ready to meet the rising tsunami of obesity in Australia.


Stage 2 Development Underway
Feb 05, 2018
We are pleased to announce that a multimillion dollar development is underway at Westmead Private Hospital.


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.