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Westmead Hospital Secondment

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    (Secondment from Auburn Hospital)

    Participating hospital information 2023. Please contact the hospital directly if further information is required.




    Corner Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads, WESTMEAD NSW 2145


    Shalini Balram

    Physiotherapy Team Leader - Geriatric Medicine Department

    Westmead Hospital

    No of FYGs


    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    50 FTE

    No of Hospital Beds


    Selection Criteria

    As per Auburn Hospital

    FYG Clinical Rotations

    Geriatrics & Rehabilitation 

    Working Hours

    Physiotherapy Department working hours during the week are 0800 hours to 1630 hours.  Weekend and public holiday day time working hours are also 0800 hours to 1630 hours.

    Weekend Shifts

    Weekend shifts are approximately one in four, with rostered days off during the following week.

    Evening shifts



    Yes. Our accommodation complex has 2 and 4 bedroom furnished units (flat share basis) with a tennis court, BBQ's and easy access to a supermarket. As there can be a waiting list, it is important to organise accommodation immediately following allocation.


    The hospital is easy walking distance from Westmead Station.

    Orientation Process

    Hospital and clinical area orientation provided on first day of secondment.

    Education Programs

    There is a general departmental inservice held on a monthly basis. There is also a weekly inservice or case presentation held in each clinical area. The opportunity exists for FYGs to attend other relevant hospital clinical training lectures and programmes.

    Pre-Requisites e.g. D/L; Interest in clinical areas relevant to facility


    Social Activities

    Department Social Club organises regular social activities.

    Support Mechanisms

    There is a professional support / mentoring program provided to FYGs. There is a designated clinical senior for each rotation. There is also an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all staff. 

    Annual Leave Policy

    Annual leave for new Auburn secondees at Westmead is not easily accomodated but may be granted in exceptional circumstances. It is therefore preferrable to notify the Auburn District Hospital Unit Head as early as possible of planned leave requirements so rotations and rosters can be planned around this.