Our patients

  • CF cooking classes a virtual hit

    The Children’s Hospital at Westmead has held cooking classes for inpatients with Cystic Fibrosis for the last decade, but the introduction of COVID­-19 restrictions put a halt on all face-to-face sessions.
  • Families thrive after introduction of Wellbeing Rounds

    Having a child in hospital is a worrying time for any parent; add a pandemic into the mix and things are even tougher. The Network’s Clinical Governance Unit are always implementing strategies to help support patients and families when they need it, and ‘Wellbeing Rounds’ may just be one of their most successful activities to date.
  • Gene therapy helps teens see first star

    Twelve months ago, siblings 17-year-old Rylee and 15-year-old Saman had never seen a star. That was until a radical gene therapy changed their lives.
  • The Bear Cottage bond

    When children and families come to Bear Cottage, they expect that it will be an opportunity for some respite and a break from the everyday realities of living with, or caring for someone, with a life-limiting illness. This is, after all, what the hospice is for. What often takes families by surprise though is the lifelong connections they make – connections like Kamal and Gy’s.
  • New phage therapy to treat aggressive bone infection

    In an Australian first, clinical teams across The Children’s Hospital at Westmead have successfully treated a seven-year-old girl using an intravenous bacteriophage therapy for a longstanding bone and joint infection.

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