Sydney Science Festival Events

Health, Healing and Hospitals

Join us as we time-travel through the evolution of Australian medicine, from colonial times - when the convict hospital caused more illness than it cured - to the cutting-edge treatments of today. Discover how developments in scientific and medical knowledge have influenced the treatment of patients and their ailments since pre-settlement, and the early days of the colony, through to the current time.

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Health, Healing and Hospitals

Bush Medicine Workshop 

At a time when traditional indigenous knowledge is gaining recognition from mainstream scientists around the world, we invite you to join us in an exploration of Aboriginal medicine at an interactive workshop.

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Treating the Troubled Mind 

Join us on a journey through the evolution of Australian mental health treatment, from colonial times to the cutting-edge, holistic treatments now being provided at Westmead.

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World-Leading Westmead: Oncology Innovations

Join us for a fascinating journey through the past, present and future of cancer treatment at Westmead Hospital, the world-leading research and teaching hospital in Sydney’s West.

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Nursing Innovations From and For the Heart 

Delve into the intriguing story of the establishment of the Parramatta District Hospital's Cardiac Fitness and Rehabilitation Auxiliary, and discover the medical science behind it. This pioneering unit was the first of its kind in Australia - and one of the first such units in the world.

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Call 04 0988 4811 during museum hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 2pm).

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Find out more on the Sydney Science Festival website.