Vision and Mission
Children first and foremost
Working in partnership to improve the health and well-being of children through the best clinical care, research, teaching and strong advocacy.
The Network has adopted the CORE values for the NSW Health system.
Collaboration - The Network recognises that each staff member and profession contributes to the provision of excellent patient care. This is enhanced by working in partnership with families and co-workers to provide patient-centred care.
Openness - The Network is committed to open communication and transparency in decisionmaking for patients, families and staff.
Respect - The Network respects all staff, patients and families in our care. We are committed to being kind, respectful and compassionate in everything we do.
Empowerment - The Network is committed to the provision of patient-centred care and working in partnership with families to provide the very best for the state's children. We will continue to empower patients and their carers to participate in decision-making and create a culture for staff that is safe and supportive at all levels.
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Board
Code of Conduct
The Hospital's Code of Conduct is available online.
The Hospital's Business Ethics is available online.
The strategy adopted by the Hospital is an endeavour to prevent any losses of scarce health resources through fraudulent activities of people, both from within and from outside the Hospital. Click here to download the Fraud Control Strategy.
Reporting Suspected Fraud or Unethical Behaviour
If you are concerned about a suspected fraud, or a possible breach of the Hospital's Business Ethics, or about any conduct that could involve fraud, maladministration, corrupt conduct, or serious and substantial waste of public funds, please contact CHW Internal Audit Manager directly by letter to Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145 Australia or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Governance Statement 2010 - 2011
The Children's Hospital at Westmead's Corporate Governance Statement 2010 - 2011 is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file for printing or reading online.
Charter of Physical Activity and Sport
The Hospital's Charter of Physical Activity and Sport for Children and Youth is available online.
Annual Report 2012
The Children's Hospital at Westmead's Annual Report 2012 (2.92 MB) is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file for printing or reading online.
You will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or higher) to print or read the Annual Report.
Previous Annual reports
Financial Report 2010
The Children's Hospital at Westmead's Financial Report 2010 (3.31 MB) is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file for printing or reading online.
You will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or higher) to print or read the Financial Report.
NSW Patient Survey 2009
NSW Health conducted a comprehensive state-wide Patient Survey to gain information from patients about their experiences with healthcare services.
Click here (6.5 MB) to view the report.
Do you require more information? You may find some of the following sites useful.
NSW Health is an important part of the NSW community and a major responsibility of the NSW Government. Around 100,000 people work in or directly with NSW Health. NSW Health provides a comprehensive range of health and health related services covering health protection, health promotion and education, health screening, diagnosis, treatment, emergency transport, acute care, rehabilitation, continuing care for chronic illness, counselling, support and palliative care.
Karitane provides support, guidance and information to health professionals and families with children from birth to five years. Services include the Karitane Care Line (24-hour telephone counselling), family care cottages, a specialised unit for women with perinatal mood disorders and a residential facility.
For more than 53 years UNICEF has been helping governments, communities and families make the world a better place for children. Part of the United Nations system, UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. Its activities are as varied as the challenges it faces, encouraging the care and stimulation that offer the best possible start in life, helping prevent childhood illness and death, making pregnancy and childbirth safe, combating discrimination and cooperating with communities to ensure that girls as well as boys attend school.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) supports Ronald McDonald Houses and other projects that directly help seriously ill children lead happier healthier lives. Ronald McDonald Houses are attached to major children's and women's hospitals throughout Australia and provide accommodation and support for families of sick children. As well as the Ronald McDonald Houses, RMHC provides Family Rooms, Holiday Houses, the RMHC Cord Blood Bank and small grants. Another major initiative is the Ronald McDonald Learning Program for children whose education has suffered through illness and missed schooling. This is a comprehensive educational catch-up program.
This page was updated on Monday, 17 December 2012.