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Innovation Week 2022

An opportunity for connection, collaboration and dreaming big for a bright future.

SydneyConnect Video: Highlights: Innovation Week 2022

Innovation Week is a special time in Sydney Local Health District when everyone comes together to thank staff, highlight services and share ideas about new ways to deliver compassionate, high-quality, patient-centred care.

The theme for Innovation Week in 2022 was Connection. Collaboration. Dreaming big for a bright future.

This year, hundreds of staff took the opportunity to register for each of the events, attending in person and virtually — many gathering for the first time since the District's pandemic response began.

Over five days the District hosted a series of major events featuring more than 100 presenters whose contributions showcased the exemplary care staff provide for patients, their families and the community. 

The week began with the People Matter — Cuppa with a Colleague initiative, which focussed on staff health and wellbeing, with many staff able to pause for a chat over a cup of tea.

The Patient and Family Experience Symposium focused on the experiences of the District's LQBTIQ+ communities and the people who support them.

At the Women's Leadership Breakfast, NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce shared uplifting stories from her 30-plus years in healthcare.

The Care in the Community Forum highlighted the depth of our partnerships with the District's communities, the Clinical Trials Showcase explored the development of new treatments and cures while The Big Idea spotlighted the drive of staff to transform healthcare. 

Day Two of the Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium capped off the week, with lively discussion about the role of technology in healthcare, key note addresses about next generation psychiatric treatment and the recovery from COVID-19 and The Pitch.

People were also able to explore the SydneyConnect and Exhibition Centre

As the Symposium drew to a close, the Chair of the District’s Board John Ajaka told staff, "I want to thank each and every one of you. I want to thank you for all of your care, your strength and your empathy. For the way you all came together to help each and every one of us."