“The greatest change I have seen is in the culture of safety. In anaesthesia, there have been new drugs, new equipment and new ideas since anaesthetics revolutionised surgery in the 1800s. Back then, it was like a miracle. Now, anaesthesia is increasingly becoming an exemplar of what a culture of safety looks like.” - Head of anaesthesia and perioperative medicine at Westmead Hospital, Dr Mark Priestley
Dr Priestley’s connection with Westmead Hospital began in 1983.