Experiencing the best in research and innovation in our District
More than 3000 people took part in Innovation Week 2019, experiencing the breadth and depth of innovation and research in all its forms across our District.
Over six days we hosted nine events featuring more than 120 presenters, showcasing the experience of our staff in caring for our patients and their families in Sydney Local Health District.
We started the week with A Cuppa with a Colleague, which was a fun opportunity for our staff to take some time to share ideas, get to know someone they didn’t before or connect with their teams. Early indications are that a record 48 per cent of staff took the opportunity to have their say about our workplace in the NSW Public Sector People Matter Employee Survey.
Throughout the week we shared many laughs, a few tears and wise words at our Patient and Family Experience Symposium, Women’s Leadership Breakfast, Care in our Community Forum, Clinical Trials Showcase and Big Idea and Robotics Masterclasses.
Innovation Week events are held to thank our staff for the inspirational work they do each and every day as we care for our community. They are also an opportunity for our staff and our partners to network, exchange ideas and hear from leaders in health and medical research, technology and innovation.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian captured the spirit of Innovation Week when she addressed our Women’s Leadership Breakfast:
“Don’t underestimate your own power in inspiring others,” she said.
“Something you do, the way you take care of someone, the way you approach your work, could very well inspire someone else and that for me is the true definition of leadership.”
Our Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium closed off the week with the Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, The Hon Brad Hazzard MP taking the opportunity to congratulate staff on the work they do every day.
“Thank you to Sydney Local Health District for the work you do, thank you to each and every one of you for the care and love you give to our patients,” he said.