Staff at Westmead Hospital

Westmead Hospital

Our Services

Westmead Hospital is for patients aged 14 years 9 months and older and does not have paediatric facilities.

westmead_emergency.jpg24 hour Emergency Department
(02) 8890 6520

Emergency Department Information

Find out about our District-wide & Specialist Services

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Department / Service Description Phone
Accomodation - Patient & Family Casuarina Lodge is situated in the grounds of Westmead Hospital and provides short term accommodation for patients generally living 100kms from Sydney attending Westmead Hospital and their families (02) 8890 6900 
Adolescent Medicine Adolescent Medicine services are provided to young people aged between 14 years nine months up to 18 years who are still attending high school. (02) 8890 6788 
Aged Care - Geriatric Medicine Geriatric Medicine specialises in medical issues and diseases of aging, and of old age. (02) 8890 9673 or
(02) 8890 7946
Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) helps the elderly and their carers determine what kind of support will best meet their needs when they are struggling in their current living situation. (02) 8890 6903
Allergy and Immunology Allergy and Immunology is for patients who have allergic diseases and problems relating to their immune system. (02) 8890 5004
Ambulatory Surgical Unit Ambulatory Surgical Unit is for patients requiring Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry treatment under general anaesthesia and treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia Muscle biopsy, Opthalmics and Westmead Fertility patients. (02) 8890 7429
Audiology Audiologists assess and manage of disorders of the ear. (02) 8890 7479

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service provides comprehensive specialised rehabilitation services to people with traumatic brain injury. (02) 8890 7941

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Cardiology Cardiologists specialise in heart problems as well as parts of the circulatory system. (02) 8890 6795
Chest Clinic (Parramatta) The Parramatta Chest Clinic provides screening, treatment and education for conditions related to tuberculosis. (02) 9843 3110
Childbirth & Parenting Education Childbirth and Parenting education classes is a one stop shop to inform you of what you need to know about birth and parenting. Women and their partners or support person attend a group session run by experienced midwives and physiotherapists. (02) 8890 6005
Clinical Pharmacology Clinical Pharmacology encompasses all aspects of the relationship between drugs and humans. (02) 8890 6086

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Dental
Westmead Centre for Oral Health
Westmead Centre for Oral Health provides public oral health services in an integrated service comprising two community dental clinics at Blacktown Hospital and Mt Druitt Hospital and one tertiary centre, the Westmead Centre for Oral Health. (02) 8890 6766
Dermatology Dermatology is the study of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes and of diseases affecting them. (02) 8890 7149 
Diabetes and Endocrinology Diabetes and Endocrinology provide outpatient clinic services, diabetes education, dietetics, podiatry, insulin pump starts, inpatient care, and endocrine investigations. (02) 8890 6796 
Dietetics and Nutrition Nutritionists and dietitians apply their skills and knowledge to work toward the prevention of many diseases and conditions through nutrition education and health promotion. (02) 8890 6638

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Emergency Department
Westmead hospitals emergency department is open 24 hours a day, including public holidays. The role of emergency departments is to care for all emergencies. An emergency is when an illness or injury is serious and requires urgent attention. (02) 8890 6520
Endoscopy The Westmead Hospital Endoscopy Department is a large, tertiary referral unit performing a wide range of basic and advanced endoscopy procedures.

One of the core services provided by the unit is high quality screening examinations for patients referred as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. To improve timely access to this service we have developed a Rapid Access Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Clinic for patients with positive faecal occult blood tests.



0439 702 568

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Gastroenterology Gastroenterology focuses on the health of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal tract. (02) 8890 7705

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Haematology Haematology is for patients with blood disorders (02) 8890 6352

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Infectious Diseases Infectious disease or communicable disease are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. (02) 8890 6012
Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research The Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR) is located at Westmead Hospital and is the main referral lab for the Pathology West Network which covers approximately 70% of NSW. ICPMR is a comprehensive provider of pathology services. (02) 8890 7361
Intensive Care services  Intensive Care services is for patients with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions. (02) 8890 9343 

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Medical Physics Medical Physics use analytical and applied scientific techniques to assist healthcare workers in the safe diagnosis and treatment of patients (02) 8890 6533
Mental Health services  Western Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Services support people across their lifespan with a range of mental illnesses and disorders from prevention through to early detection and intervention, triage, assessment, acute and sub-acute care, and various levels of treatment and ongoing support in the community. (02) 9840 3000

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for babies born prematurely or born with health problems requiring specialist support. (02) 8890 7375
Neurology Neurology provides outpatient and inpatient neurodiagnostic/electrophysiologic studies of the nervous system. (02) 8890 6793

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Occupational Therapy Occupational therapists work with individuals of any age to promote and enable effective participation in the occupations of everyday life. (02) 8890 6500 
Oral Health at Westmead Centre Westmead Centre for Oral Health provides public oral health services in an integrated service comprising two community dental clinics at Blacktown Hospital and Mt Druitt Hospital and one tertiary centre, the Westmead Centre for Oral Health. (02) 8890 6766

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Pain Management Centre The Pain Management Centre at Westmead Hospital provides a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach for people living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months. (02) 8890 7800
Palliative care (community based services) Palliative care (community based services) have a multi-disciplinary team with expertise across healthcare, social work and pastoral care will deliver the service and provide support for the medical and psycho-social care needs of the patient and their family.  
Parramatta Chest Clinic Parramatta Chest Clinic provides screening, treatment and education for conditions related to tuberculosis. (02) 9843 3110 
Pastoral Care Pastoral Care is provided by chaplains who offer emotional and spiritual care and support for you and your relatives. (02) 8890 5083
Pathology Pathology involves understanding the causes of disease by looking at changes in the tissues of the body, blood and other body fluids. (02) 8890 6600
Pharmacy Pharmacists operate as part of a healthcare team and are involved in monitoring medication usage and provide drug information and advice. (02) 8890 6013
Physiotherapy Physiotherapists are experts in developing and maintaining people’s ability to move and function throughout their lives. (02) 8890 6500
Podiatry Podiatrists provide treatment for problems relating to patients feet or lower limbs (02) 8890 6918

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Radiology  Radiology, also called diagnostic imaging, is a series of different tests that take pictures or images of various parts of the body. (02) 8890 6522
Redbank House Redbank House provides a tertiary assessment and treatment centre for children, adolescents and their families experiencing severe, complex and treatment resistant mental health problems and disorders.  
Rehabilitation Medicine Rehabilitation Medicine provides comprehensive services to inpatients and outpatients of Westmead Hospital with disabling conditions. (02) 8890 7800
Renal, Urology and Transplantation   (02) 8890 6409  
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Respiratory & Sleep Medicine is for patients who have problems with sleeping including snoring, sleepiness and insomnia. (02) 8890 6797
Rheumatology Rheumatology has both in- and out-patient facilities and research laboratories for the treatment and study of rheumatic conditions. (02) 8890 8099 

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Social Work Social Workers are available to support patients during their hospital admission or treatment. (02) 8890 6699
Speech Pathology  Speech pathologists are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and management of problems relating to communication, swallowing and voice. (02) 8890 6500 
Surgery Surgery is a medical operation used to diagnose or treat a person’s disease, deformity or injury. (02) 8890 6025

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Transplant Surgery Transplant Surgery is a treatment option for diseases or conditions that have not improved with other medical treatments and have led to organ failure or injury. (02) 8890 6962

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Westmead Centre for Oral Health Westmead Centre for Oral Health provides public oral health services in an integrated service comprising two community dental clinics at Blacktown Hospital and Mt Druitt Hospital and one tertiary centre, the Westmead Centre for Oral Health. (02) 8890 6766
Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) is an education partnership between Western Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney. It is a key facility for education, training and research at Westmead. 02 8890 7216 or
8890 6910
Women's & Newborn Health Women's & Newborn Health provide a specialist service for those having a baby or receiving treatment for a gynaecological cancer.