NSLHD News November 21

Cammeray Public School’s Big Band wowed the crowd

celebrating our future: Universal children’s day 2019 The foyer at Royal North Shore Hospital turned blue and there were reports of Smurfs

They were created after extensive professional and community consultation. It was also D-Day for Herbie the Therapy Dog, who was the subject of a weight guessing competition. The Golden Labrador Retriever cross tipped the scales at 30.75 kilograms, with Declan Byrne from Corporate Communications guessing correctly, taking home a mini-plush Herbie of his own. Staff also attended the Improving Child and Adolescent Health Forum on Tuesday 19 November to hear about some of the latest developments in paediatric medicine and child and family health. Meanwhile, across the district staff participated in the day by decorating their departments, including RNSH’s paediatrics ED team, who decked their work station out in blue, as did the team in paediatrics at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai.

running rampant as part of the district’s Universal Children’s Day celebrations. Led by the Child, Youth and Family Health team and its Clinical Director Associate Professor Elisabeth Murphy, the day proved a hit with the young, old and four-legged. Attendees were encouraged to wear blue to mark the occasion, with everything from hair to tinsel being used to get into the spirit. Performances from the Cammeray Public School Big Band as well as an appearance from Herbie the Therapy Dog kept the crowd entertained whle CE Deb Willcox helped to launch the new ‘My Brain Matters’ infographs for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients. The infographs are a one page visual tool adapted from complex medical graphs that health and community professionals can use to promote awareness of the critical ages for young children’s early brain development.

CE Deb Willcox presents Declan Byrne his plush Herbie for winning the ‘Guess the Weight’ competition

Aboriginal Health Operations Manager Paul Weir helps to launch the My Brain Matters infograph



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