Annual Review

One year at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead sees miracles, heartbreak and, above all, immense bravery.


The 2016 Annual Review is our chance to reflect on the year gone by and all that we have achieved.

The theme of this year’s Review, ‘Brave’, represents the strength and courage of our patients, families, staff and donors.

In the past year, new services have been launched, ground-breaking research discoveries have been made and new treatments have revolutionised care.



Most importantly, young lives have been transformed. We are honoured to be able to tell the stories of Brock, Myfawny, Jesse, Joshua, Ava and Lily in our Annual Review. These children represent the heart and soul of our Hospital and their stories are guaranteed to inspire you.

Our Annual Review gives you a glimpse into the world of our staff who have dedicated their lives to pushing the boundaries of paediatric health care. Hearing some of the reasons why the Hospital is so important to our doctors, nurses, researchers and allied health staff is a truly special insight.

With your support we can transform many more young lives.

Together we are strong. Together we are brave.


Our patients

BrockMeet Brock...

Brock’s condition is so rare, it doesn’t even have a name. Despite the challenges he faces in life, Brock is just a normal little boy with a big smile and a brave heart.

Read his story here.




MyfawnyMeet Myfawny...

A genetic disease has taken the sight of Myfawny and four of her siblings. But it won’t stop her from exploring the big, bright world around her.

Read her story here.




JesseMeet Jesse...

When Jesse was born, doctors told her parents to expect the worst. But Jesse defied the odds and now this kind-hearted eight-year-old is living life to the fullest.

Read her story here.




JoshuaMeet Josh...

Josh was a very active and social boy who was shocked by a devastating cancer diagnosis. His will to recover and get back in the swimming pool is truly inspiring.

Read his story here.




Ava and LilyMeet Ava and Lily...

Ava and Lily share a sisterly bond like no other after Lily saved the life of her baby sister. Nothing can stop these vibrant and energetic girls now.

Read their story here.