Westmead Children's Hospital CEO presents gift to the Trust

20 Aug 2016


Seven Churchill Fellows from Westmead Children's Hospital generously hosted a tour and talk on Thursday 18 August to give potential Fellowship applicants the chance to see what happens behind the scenes at this important healthcare facility.

The event was led by Churchill Fellow Dr Shekeeb Mohammad (2014) along with Ms Lynn McCartney (1997), Dr Manoj Menezes (2011), Dr Dominic Fitzgerald (2008), Dr Emily Oates (2013), Ms Anna Cronin (2015) and Ms Jude Frost (2006) who took time out of their busy schedules to share their Fellowship experiences and insights.

To coincide with this event Dr Michael Brydon, CEO of the Westmead Children's Hospital presented the Churchill Trust with a special gift of recognition to acknowledge the contribution Churchill Fellows have made to children's health care in Australia.



The gift was an artwork titled 'Bird in the Rain' painted by 7 year old Ariel Bell from Queenwood Junior School for Girls as part of Operation Art, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education and Communities, that empowers school students to create artworks for children in hospital.

Many young patients reap the benefits of being surrounded by artworks. Research has shown that an optimistic outlook reflected in art can help improve a child’s wellbeing and play a vital part in the recovery and healing process.

This event was filmed by documentary maker Richard Snashall and will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel over the coming weeks.

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