We’re breaking down the professional, organisational and geographic boundaries that divide us. We’re doing this to forge new, collaborative ways of working. This is how we will better serve our communities and significantly improve their health.
We’re empowering health professionals to become world-leaders in healthcare. At the same time, we’re training and inspiring the next generation of service providers and experts to do the same.
Research is the key to unravelling medical mysteries. We support likeminded future-makers, who can see better ways to deliver innovative discoveries. Discoveries that will have a profound impact on the health of our communities.
We’re listening to and learning from industries outside health. We’re connecting with these industries to innovate and ideas-make. To see what new opportunities, jobs, technologies and models of care we can create together.
Our duty is to protect and improve the lives of our patients and communities. We work across borders to represent the voice of every person in the Sydney basin. We work to empower those most vulnerable to poor health outcomes.
Our footprint stretches from the Cumberland Plains to Bowral, across Coogee, Darlinghurst and through St George to the CBD. We serve one of the fastest growing and diverse populations in Australia. Included are people from 140 different nationalities, some of which are the most disadvantaged in the country.
All our work starts here. We look at what’s happening within our local population, and tailor solutions to specific cultural, social and environmental health issues. What we learn here will be translated to much broader audiences. But, it’s important we get it right here first.
We believe that if we can positively impact the community around us, we can impact the world. We can create a health system that’s designed to a local population and translated to the global population.
About our logo
A symbol for the collective
Our logo is a contemporary Aboriginal artwork. A wood block print of an eel egg, co-created by Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver.
The egg is a metaphor for new life. It’s a symbol of hope, for the health of the next generation.
Why an eel egg?
Eels are extraordinary creatures, capable of adapting to different and challenging habitats. They swim enormous distances and can hone in on exactly where they need to be at any given moment. All of these qualities define what it means to be fit and healthy.
The eel is also an important creature in the Parramatta River region. Maridulu Budyari Gumal was launched on the river, next to the eel breeding ground for the Sydney basin. It makes sense to use something as iconic as the Sydney eel to inform our logo.