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Westmead is the major teaching hospital of the University of Sydney for medical and dental students and one of Australia’s largest centres for postgraduate training to specialist level in all fields.
Westmead Hospital is a specialised tertiary referral hospital for the western metropolitan area, which has a population of 1.5 million people and 15 local government areas. It also acts as the local hospital for the immediate surrounding community.
The Hospital includes a Dental School, opened in 1981, and a unit for emotionally disturbed children (Redbank House). Other services include acute intervention medicine, aged care, neurology, rehabilitation, allied health, brain injury, cardiac, chronic care, radiology, pathology, a 24 hour emergency department, surgery, intensive care service, neonatal intensive care service, mental health, renal, transplant surgery and outpatient services.
Patients are admitted by referral and through an extensive Accident and Emergency and Outpatients service.
The hospital consists of:
Aiming for every single patient to receive the best possible care, every single time.
Westmead Hospital opened in 1978 as a specialised tertiary referral hospital for the western metropolitan area.
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