News - 2006
Sick kids to benefit from inaugural NSW Fire Brigades Calendar
NSW Fire Fighters have once again answered the call for help - all in the name of raising funds for young burns patients at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The NSW Fire Brigades 2007 Calendar features over 36 stunning images that capture the essence of the vital work of the men and women of the NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB). Depicting a wide range of activities involved in responding and managing emergencies, the Calendar offers an insight into the daily life of our state's professional firefighters.
Boogie Fever hits The Children's Hospital at Westmead
He's hip, he's cool and he's ready to get down & boogie this Christmas to raise funds to support sick kids and their families.
Bandaged BearTM, The Children's Hospital at Westmead's loveable mascot has long been a symbol of all the hospital stands for: hope, healing, fun and compassion.
CHW announced as beneficiaries from unique golfing tournament
The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) has been announced as the beneficiaries of the Sydney Invitational Charity Pro-Am Touramant in March 2007.
Meriton has re-signed as the Major Naming Rights Sponsor for the 2007 Sydney Invitational Charity Pro-am.
The 72-hole tournament will be played from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th March (just prior to Easter), and will conclude with a Gala Presentation Dinner at the Star City Casino where over 400 guests will help raise money for charity.
Carols in the Caves to help kids with Cancer
The Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust has teamed up with the Active 4 Kemo Kids to spread a little extra Christmas cheer to kids living with cancer and their families.
The 2006 Community Carols, held in the spectacular Grand Arch at Jenolan Caves, will raise money to support K4KK - Active 4 Kemo Kids, a national fundraising appeal for the 700 Australian children diagnosed with cancer each year. NSW beneficiaries include the Oncology Unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Camp Quality. To date K4KK has already raised sufficient funds to create the first paediatric tumour bank in the Southern Hemisphere, located at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. This facility makes a profound difference to cancer research across Australia, helping to improve diagnosis and clinical treatment.
5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference
Young Peoples Health - what's it going to take? This is the question being asked by international and local experts when they meet in Sydney Olympic Park on 13-15 November at The 5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, hosted by The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Deaths of adolescents are always shocking. Approximately 400 commit suicide each year, and over 70 percent of deaths are from preventable causes.
Adolescent heath issues are increasing. Obesity affects 25 percent of young people and over one fifth of teenagers are coping with a chronic illness.
The 2006 Teddy Bears' Picnic!
Thank you to all those who attended the 2006 Teddy Bears' Picnic! It was a great day out, and one of our biggest years yet. This year we achieved record numbers of over 11,000 people.
A fantastic day was had by all, with rides, face painting, show bags, craft stalls, activities and more. Some of the highlights of the day included the Myer School Stage which showcased school talent from around the state; the Picnic Popstars competition, with special guest judge Nuala Hafner; the Centre Stage with Saturday Disney, The Raggs Show, Dorothy the Dinosaur and more; the ‘Open Season' rides arena with Yamaha Dirt Bikes, a Giant Slide, Thomas the Tank Engine and Mini Cars; and the numerous Hospital Departments who came along to showcase the world class standard of healthcare that is offered by The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Kids to Kick Start their Way to Good Health
A new research study at The Children's Hospital at Westmead is offering 6 months of free martial arts lessons to teens in Years 6 to 12 of Secondary School who want to lose weight and feel great.
"The Martial Fitness program allows teens to learn and train for 6 months with expert martial art instructors," said program co-ordinator & Sydney University Exercise and Sport Science PhD Post Graduate, Tracey Tsang.
Launch Of Amazing Playground Built Especially For Sick Kids
The sounds of sick children giggling with delight, discovering their new playground will be heard by all this Saturday, 7th October at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The George Gregan Foundation has raised $600,000 for a truly spectacular playground which will be officially launched this Saturday.
Kayaking & Cycling 4 Kemo Kids
It's on again! Preparations are in full swing for the Kayaking for Kemo Kids (K4KK) event, with Cyclists and Kayakers ready to push themselves to the limits and travel the NSW/QLD Coastline - all in support of kids with cancer.
The event, staged in 2007 for the fifth time in K4KK history, will raise vital funds for national cancer research at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and other childhood cancer charities. This year the cycle component has been added - making it bigger, and more challenging, than ever before.
Innovative weight management program for teenagers in Western Sydney - the LOOZIT program
An exciting new research program developed by The Children's Hospital at Westmead is now available for young people aged from 13 to16 years of age to help them look good and feel great.
"LOOZIT is one of the first studies in the world to tackle overweight and obesity in young people in a community setting," said Kate Stevenson, LOOZIT study Co-ordinator and Research Dietitian at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Meet the 2007 'Kalendar Kidz'...
Kidz Kalendar 2007 is a unique publication featuring inspirational photographic images of children at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Comprising photographs by award winning Cumberland Newspaper Group photographers, the calendar provides a rare insight into the lives of patients as they receive treatment for a range of medical conditions.
Remediation work at The Children's Hospital at Westmead
The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) is preparing to commence soil excavation and remediation work on an area of the Hospital gardens in preparation for the construction of a new playground.
When The Children's Hospital at Westmead was built in the early 1990s, asbestos contaminated soil was remediated and appropriately encapsulated in the area where only gardens were planned. At the time this was a completely safe and appropriate solution. Now that a playground is proposed for this site, located in a section of the gardens at the back of the Hospital, additional remediation is taking place.
Shanti's Backyard Makeover
On Sunday night - 23rd April, 2006 at 6.30pm Channel 9's Backyard Blitz program featured one of our very special patients. 5 year old Shanti Woodend had her garden blitzed by the amazing Backyard Blitz Team.
Shanti is a regular patient at The Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney where we treat her for Vater Syndrome.
Music For Health at Westmead
The Children's Hospital at Westmead patients to enjoy innovative concert as SydneySymphony and MBF put 'Healing Power' of music to the test.
Young patients at The Children's Hospital at Westmead will enjoy the therapeutic power of music when the Sydney Symphony and MBF combine to present an innovative concert where children become unofficial members of the orchestra.