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Hear from our leading experts on healthcare-related issues from five hospitals and a range of health services in Western Sydney. Proudly produced by Western Sydney Local Health District.

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Hear from our leading experts on healthcare-related issues from five hospitals and a range of health services in Western Sydney. Proudly produced by Western Sydney Local Health District.

    The softer side of hospital security

    The softer side of hospital security

    Westmead Hospital security officer Fred Nachar thinks he should have a new job title: "customer service officer".The beloved member of the security team clocks tens of thousands of steps each shift as he makes his away around the vast campus, helping...

    • 16 min
    Domestic violence expert encourages people to act

    Domestic violence expert encourages people to act

    Blacktown Hospital’s Dr Maria Nittis speaks candidly about domestic violence (DV) and the support available in this episode of Western Sydney Health Check.Maria is the department head of the forensic medical unit, a service that documents the injuries...

    • 15 min
    Physios: The only people telling COVID patients to cough

    Physios: The only people telling COVID patients to cough

    From helping patients learning to walk again to helping them talk, Westmead Hospital physiotherapist Hariette Esterman says working on the frontline of COVID-19 is no easy task.Hariette works in Westmead Hospital’s ICU as an acute physiotherapist and...

    • 18 min
    How COVID-19 is affecting young Australians

    How COVID-19 is affecting young Australians

    Jessica Lam and Ikneet Kalsy are both 22, both pharmacy interns, and both members of the Western Sydney Local Health District Youth Council, providing invaluable input into our services from a young person’s perspective.In episode ten they discuss some...

    • 15 min
    Youngest-ever podcast guest talks COVID-19 with emergency department doctor and aunty

    Youngest-ever podcast guest talks COVID-19 with emergency department doctor and aunty

    Dr Kavita Varshney from Westmead Hospital’s emergency department drops in for a chat with her five-year old niece Zara. Zara is the star of an important COVID-19 video message where she cleverly imitated her aunty’s video message for a NSW Health...

    • 9 min
    Caring for the vulnerable during a pandemic

    Caring for the vulnerable during a pandemic

    As a community nurse, she’s passionate about caring for the vulnerable, particularly Western Sydney’s young people and those experiencing homelessness.In episode eight we speak to Nina about a new clinic providing free flu shots and COVID-19 screening...

    • 13 min

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