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If you would like any further information about this event, please call us on 1800 639 037 or email the Community Relations & Events Manager, Marlene Nasr
WMRF spreads the word about its work to Western Sydney businesses
More than 120 business partners and guests attended “Business After Five”, a networking event organised by Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) at Bertonia Lounge in Parramatta.
Westmead Medical Research Foundation Head of Development Joe Conneely praised the Chamber for the opportunity to host the event on Tuesday and thanked everyone for their attendance.
“Westmead Hospital has more than 330,000 people who are admitted annually and has just under 1.5 million people as outpatients, so it’s easy to say that Westmead has an impact on everybody’s life here in Western Sydney,” Mr Conneely said.
“The kind support of our ongoing corporate donors allows us to assist the amazing staff with their medical research, patient care and the outpatient services for the community since 1990.”
Guests included Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, past and present board members of the Chamber and representatives from a diverse range of Western Sydney businesses.
To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call 1800 639 037 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Westmead Medical Research Foundation will host the Parramatta Chamber Business After Five event on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Please join us for this networking opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.
Also, a big THANK YOU to our venue supporter, Bertonia Lounge!
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on 1800 639 037 or email us to find out how you can support
So in celebration of SMART EATING week here are some suggestions:
“I hope this gives you some ideas to enjoy SMART EATING WEEK!”
Peter Talbot, APD, Dept Head, Dietetics and Nutrition, Westmead Hospital
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The new buggies, which were co-sponsored by the organisations and donated courtesy of Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF), replace the hospital’s well-loved “green machines” that have helped transport patients and visitors across its vast corridors for nearly a decade.
Operated by a group of friendly volunteer drivers, the buggies are available five days a week from the hospital’s main entrance to community members in need of mobility assistance.
The first buggy – dubbed the “green machine” for its bright-green paint job – was introduced in 2007, with support from Arab Bank Australia. But after nearly 10 years of constant use, the buggy fleet was in need of an upgrade.
Westmead Hospital acting general manager Sue-Anne Redmond, said the new buggies would be greatly appreciated by all users.
“It is a task getting around a big hospital like Westmead, and when you are unwell, it can feel almost impossible – that’s why the complimentary buggy system is so important,” she said.
“I know the hard-working volunteers who drive these buggies will greatly appreciate the new vehicles; it is thanks to them that patients and visitors with mobility difficulties can easily access the various wards, clinics and services within the hospital.”
Westmead Medical Research Foundation Head of Development Joe Conneely acknowledged the generosity of the organisations behind the new buggies.
“The dedication of these three organisations to help our community is sincerely appreciated,” he said. “Their support means we can continue to provide patients and visitors with this free service, which is part of our ongoing commitment towards our patients’ health and wellbeing.”
The buggy service was a finalist in the 2012 NSW Health Awards.
The Westmead Memorial Service (Palliative Care, Oncology, Haematology and Renal & Supportive Care) was held this morning at the John Loewenthal Auditorium – Westmead Hospital.
This is a service of remembrance and thanksgiving that is held twice a year for family members and friends who have passed away at Westmead Hospital.
Families, friends and staff have the opportunity to remember loved ones during a service that offers readings, time for reflection, a candle lighting ceremony and songs of remembrance.
Nati Roses has been supporting the Westmead Memorial Services since it began in 2011 through their in-kind donation of beautiful roses to Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF). Each family member or friend gets to take a rose in memory of their loved one. Thank you to the team at Nati for their generous and on-going support.
For further information on how you can support, please contact Alison Whittaker – 1800 639 037
Bereavement counselling is available for family members, carers and friends of patients known to
Supportive & Palliative Care and related services who have died.
For more information or to make an appointment call (02) 9881 1723.
For other resources and information about grief and loss see Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.
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Posted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation on Thursday, 9 November 2017
For the third consecutive year, Arab Bank Australia (ABA) has proudly supported the work of Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) through their Charity Golf Day.
This year 20 teams registered and played on the day. Nearly 100 players and guests attended the event where over $24,000 was raised towards the support of medical research and patient care projects at Westmead.
“A glorious day at the Twin Creeks Country and Golf Club on Thursday 9 November. It was great to see so many golfers supporting such a great cause. Another special mention and thanks to our Co-Sponsor Construction Consultants, our shirt sponsor BP Australia and our Event Sponsor Billbergia, to all our hole sponsors and donors and to the players – the day wouldn’t have been such a success without your friendship, support and giving nature. A great overall result,” said Joe Rizk, Managing Director and CEO of Arab Bank Australia.
WMRF provides support across all aspects of the precinct through its fundraising and awareness initiatives to support the dedicated staff and patients who visit Westmead.
It’s right to say that the Foundation is truly engaged with the community throughout their lifespan, funding state-of the-art medical equipment, life-saving research and enhanced patient services for Westmead Hospital and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
“All of this would not be possible without the generous contributions we receive from donors like Arab Bank Australia and its corporate partners – a dedicated group who supports this fantastic fundraising event,”said Joe Conneely, Head of Development at WMRF.
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