Westmead Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care


Westmead Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Sep 01, 2010

In 2010, Westmead Private Hospital celebrates 10 years of caring for the western Sydney community. A 140 bed private hospital collocated with Westmead public hospital, the Westmead Private Hospital now provides an extensive range of onsite medical, surgical, diagnostic and supports services.

Westmead Private Hospital was built by Alpha Health Care in 1999. Alpha Health Care was purchased by Ramsay Health Care in April 2001 and Westmead Private Hospital is now owned by Ramsay Health Care Limited, a publicly-listed Australian company whose name is synonymous with quality in private health care.

Since its opening almost ten years ago, Westmead Private has achieved some major milestones including 17,000 births and 130,000 operations. Westmead Private operates one of the busiest private maternity units in Sydney.

In recent years, the hospital has introduced and become a leader in areas such as neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, ENT surgery and surgical treatment for patients with bone metabolic disorder. The Hospital has become well recognized for interventional cardiology, major general and upper gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic, urology and gynaecological surgery, vascular and plastic surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery including joints, foot and ankle, shoulder and hand surgery.

Westmead Private CEO Carol Bryant said: “Our Hospital prides itself on the expertise of our doctors, nurses and support staff who are part of Westmead Private Hospital. Due to our focus on continuous quality improvement and our compliance with world-class hospital standards, Westmead Private Hospital maintains ISO 9000:2008 in line with Australian and International Standards.

“Westmead Private Hospital is a teaching hospital of the Western Sydney Clinical School of the University of Sydney. As such, resident medical staff provide medical cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, working in liaison with visiting medical officers to ensure the best possible patient care.”

Westmead Private Hospital is built around a spectacular internal atrium, which features a light and airy atmosphere with informal and comfortable waiting areas, a quiet contemplation area and a Café in which patients and visitors can relax.