Our patients

  • Reid celebrates 7th birthday thanks to NETS

    When Reid was born, his mum, Nicole, wasn’t sure he would make it through the night. Today he is celebrating his 7th birthday.

  • Book Bunker turns page on 25th chapter

    In 1997, the Book Bunker at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead was opened. It was a place patients can escape the reality of being in hospital, entering another world through the power of literature. Now, they are celebrating their 25th anniversary.
  • Workshops explore local Aboriginal art and culture

    Young people from the hospital's chronic illness support groups learnt the traditional Aboriginal art forms of shellwork and ochre painting at recent workshops. The sessions are aligned with an Aboriginal Engagement Strategy followed by the redevelopment team, which aims to include Aboriginal voices in all project stages to achieve an inclusive and culturally safe hospital.
  • Breathing new life into face masks

    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have been used as a way to protect the community from COVID. Now, thanks to a new recycling initiative, they are also being used to protect the environment.
  • Transplant has Aila leaping for her dreams

    A life-saving gift of a donor liver has given 12-year-old Aila a hopeful future of realising her dream to become a nurse.