About Us

Kids Health is the health promotion unit of The Children's Hospital at Westmead. We strive to keep children fit, happy, healthy, safe and out of hospital. Our team works to achieve these aims through health and safety promotion, information provision and education.

Health promotion is defined as the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being an individual or group must be able to identify and realise aspirations, to satisfy needs and to change or cope with the environment.(1)

Health, is therefore, more than the absence of disease. It is a positive concept that emphasises physical, mental and social well being.

The unit consists of our health promotion staff, the Hospital's bookshop and a lending library. We are located on Level 2 (street level), off the galleria (main walkway), opposite The Parent and Carer Resource Centre. You can visit us without appointment between 9.00am and 4.00pm from Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays).

References

(1) Nutbeam, D (1986) Health Promotion Glossary. Health Promotion vol 1 No 1 Oxford University Press