New South Wales

State Representative


Contact:  Lynn

My name is Lynn and I have type 1 OI as does my younger brother.  I was born in UK and after many weeks of crying and screaming I was finally diagnoses with a broken femur and at age 3 months and finally with OI.  In 1951 my parent’s immigrated to Australia with their 4 children.
Having OI meant there were many difficulties to overcome. Dr’s didn’t know much about treating it, schools didn’t………. Read more

Gregory & Dolores Farrell Scholarships for 2017 – Applications Now Open

The Gregory & Dolores Farrell Scholarships for students who use a wheelchair for mobility undertaking tertiary education in NSW will again be administered by the SpineCare Foundation in 2017.

The closing date for applications for 2017 is: Friday 3rd February, 2017.  Students who are completing year 12 at the end of this year will be eligible to apply if they plan on attending university in 2017. Students who are part of the way through a tertiary course are also eligible to apply.

Read More on eligible and how to apply

WESTMEAD HOSPITAL Sydney New South Wales Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth Street, Westmead NSW 2145
General enquiries (02)  9845 0000
Westmead Hospital is 26 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD and 2 kilometres west of Parramatta.
The main entrance to Westmead Hospital is located on Darcy Road, Westmead.

Entrance to Children’s Hospital
is from Hawkesbury Road.
Detailed information can be found on
Westmead Hospital Patient Information Directory

The Westmead Hospital Patient Information Directory (2015) is a comprehensive guide to services available at Westmead Hospital.

Travelling to and from Westmead Children’s Hospital  

Public Transport

  • Westmead Train Station is 250 metres from the hospital and is approximately an 8 minute walk – take the Darcy Road exit
  • T-Way buses T61-T66 stop outside the hospital on Darcy Road. It is then a short walk to the main entrance of the hospital

Taxi Services

Direct taxi telephones are provided at each entrance to the hospital (i.e. emergency, outpatients, main entrance and the dental school).

Car Parking

  • Disability parking is available on site
  • Car parking is available on site for a fee
  • Timed general parking is available on the street
  • Drop off and collection zones are provided at the main entrance, Emergency Department, and University Clinics (Outpatients). Driver must remain with the vehicle
  • Note: There will be changes to Visitor Car Park 3 from 17th June 2016 please check hospital website for more details.

Accommodation Near Westmead Hospital Sydney

 Wesley Lodge   located opposite Hospital 175 Hawkesbury Rd Westmead  PH:  02 9635 1233

  • $150 p/n Hospital Rate Disabled accommodation available

Ronald McDonald House Westmead  02 9845 0600   email

Check Hospital website for further accommodation close by

 Playgrounds near Westmead Hospital Sydney

Parramatta Park off Hainsworth St   an easy walk from the Children’s Hospital

Shops Near Westmead Hospital Sydney

  • Starbuck Coffee Westmead Children’s Hospital open 6.30am – 10pm
  • Daher Centre Hawkesbury Rd. 500 Mtrs from Hospital  –  Coffee shop, cafes, banks
  • Coles Supermarket off Darcy St

Children’s Health New South Wales

City of Sydney Accessibility map (beta)

See website with more details….

As much of the data included as part of the City of Sydney accessibility map has been open sourced or obtained from other agencies, The OI Society of Australia cannot guarantee that information contained in the accessibility map is comprehensive and up to date. The information in the accessibility map is for informational purposes only and is not suitable for legal, engineering or survey purposes.

Wicked Wheelchairs

( Northern NSW )

Wicked Wheelchairs is a mobile service based in South East Queensland and services Northern NSW as well as clients as far as North Queensland. We can come to you to discuss your needs and to see the full extent of our range. We pride ourselves on our superb service, high quality and innovative products.

Dion certainly has the knowledge, experience and most importantly understanding of what is necessary in prescribing wheelchairs, pressure relieving seating and other products. Being a small business owner, Dion cares about finding the right product for the customer, something our larger competitors can lose sight of.

Accessorise your Wicked Wheelchair

Once you have chosen your wheelchair you’re going to want to make it even more personal. Because our staff have used wheelchairs for years, we’ve found and personally tested the best accessories and that’s why we have the widest range of accessory choices.
Our accessories simply make life easier.  There’s some cool add-ons and gadgets here which you’re going to love.
It’s like all good things, once you’ve tried them you won’t look back!


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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily, often from little or no apparent trauma. OI is also called "brittle bone disease." OI varies in severity from person to person, ranging from a mild type to a severe type that causes death before or shortly after birth.

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