Westmead Hospital cares for more than one million patients every year. It is the district hospital for Parramatta, Holroyd and Baulkham Hills, and provides specialist referral services, such as cancer treatments, transplants and emergency care, for everyone in Greater Western Sydney.
Westmead is one of the biggest health and hospital campuses in Australia. It is the biggest teaching hospital in the southern hemisphere, and is renowned worldwide for its innovative research.
Westmead Hospital is a leading centre of research and specialisation in oral health, medicine and surgery. With 975 beds and a staff of more than 8,000, the hospital provides services to communities in Greater Western Sydney as well as patients from rural NSW and across Australia. This includes the following specialist areas:
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Kidney and pancreas transplantation
- Cancer care
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Neonatal intensive care
- Critical care
- Aged care
- Adult acute psychiatry
Other areas of medical and surgical specialities include:
- Westmead Centre for Oral Health, one of two major referral and teaching centres for dental specialist services in NSW
- Acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, including a specialist Brain Injury Service
- Redbank House, an on-campus service providing a range of child, family and adolescent inpatient and outpatient treatments and consultations
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