This year we celebrate our 45th year of health collaboration with Westmead Health Precinct. The long standing partnership fosters academic innovation, healthcare excellence, and a shared commitment to advancing knowledge for the enhancement of health outcomes.
The University of Sydney has invested over $85 million into the precinct, providing new education spaces and facilities. The investment has bolstered Western Sydney's research and talent, positioning Westmead as a global leader in health.
“The Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney has had a long and vital partnership with Westmead to train many generations of health workers – who have made important contributions to their communities," said Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Medicine and Health Professor Robyn Ward AM.
"The University is proud to have helped Westmead grow into a world class destination in health and medical research."
"We are looking forward to another 45 years of this amazing partnership and seeing all that can be achieved to improve the health outcomes for our communities."
Explore the many milestones that our collaboration with Westmead has achieved over these past 45 years.
Westmead Hospital opens its doors to its first patient in November 1978
Sydney Medical School opens its Westmead Clinical School at Westmead Hospital, a vibrant research environment for innovation and growth
The University of Sydney establishes its Dental Clinical school at Westmead Hospital.
Findings by Westmead clinical researchers leads to safe and effective pancreas transplantations for patients with severe type 1 diabetes, allowing them to lead insulin free lives and extended survival
Providing more affordable access to parents in Western Sydney
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology research team find conclusive evidence that smoking during pregnancy affects the foetus
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology opens at Westmead, which will later become Sydney ID
The University of Sydney Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School opens at Westmead Hospital
We contribute investment to the new building for the Westmead Millenium Institute (now Westmead Institute of Medical Research). We sign a formal affiliation agreement with WIMR in 2011 which is renewed several times as we continue to work closely together.
We sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) which leads to a longstanding relationship and a formal affiliation agreement in 2012. This affiliation was renewed for another five years in June 2023
The first School of Medical Sciences Honours students begin their studies at Westmead.
Westmead clinical researchers develop a genetic test that personalises therapy for people with chronic Hepatitis C
Research into melanomas caused by the use of sunbeds by Westmead clinical researchers to the banning of sunbed use for adolescents and young adults in NSW.
Findings by Westmead clinical researchers on oxygen saturation in blood increase the chance of survival of pre-term babies all over the world
We join the Westmead Research Hub, sharing a vision with our partners to be a world leading health and medical research precinct, based on globally competitive research and health outcomes, which directly benefit the community.
Sydney Nursing School launches its first Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) at Westmead
The University's 2016-2020 Strategy declares its involvement in Western Sydney, leading to funding commitments at Westmead
We open a refurbished Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) and Westmead Hospital Library
The University of Sydney establishes the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC)
The University of Sydney, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) sign a Historic Partnership agreement
Clinical Microbiology and Genomics team integrates genomic surveillance of COVID-19 into public health response which helps manage the pandemic through tracking COVID-19 importations and local transmission events
University of Sydney opens dedicated teaching spaces in the new Westmead Hospital Block K.
The Marie Bashir Institute relaunches as a Flagship Research Centre and is renamed the Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases (Sydney ID)
Westmead researchers develop the HIRAID™ Nursing Framework to improve the safety and quality of emergency nursing care
We formally launch the Reproductive and Perinatal Centre as a leading research centre in the field of reproduction, endocrinology and fertility, and obstetrics and maternal foetal medicine.
The Westmead Innovation Centre's new simulation clinic opens on Level 6, combining emerging technologies and simulated clinical environments to enhance the way we teach and how students learn
The University of Sydney's Strategy 2032 is committed to provide new opportunities for students in Western Sydney