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Ms. Emma Westhorpe

Ms. Emma Westhorpe

Communications Manager

Ms. Emma Westhorpe

Emma joined the NSW Health Pathol­o­gy Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion team in ear­ly 2022 to sup­port the organisation’s Strat­e­gy and Trans­for­ma­tion portfolio.

Emma prides her­self on build­ing hon­est, col­lab­o­ra­tive rela­tion­ships, and pro­vid­ing reli­able advice and com­mu­ni­ca­tion ser­vices to sup­port Genomics, Point of Care Test­ing, Inno­va­tion and Plan­ning and Per­for­mance. She also sup­ports Chief Exec­u­tive Tracey McCosker via the Office of the Chief Exec­u­tive portfolio.

Emma worked in print jour­nal­ism before mov­ing into pub­lic health com­mu­ni­ca­tion with HNE LHD in 2007. She has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in con­tentious media issues man­age­ment, and Exec­u­tive and Min­is­te­r­i­al Ser­vices (EMS) includ­ing min­is­te­r­i­al and par­lia­men­tary briefs, respons­es to MPs, patient com­plaint respons­es and Health Care Com­plaints Com­mis­sion matters.

Emma’s pro­fes­sion­al inter­ests include sus­tain­abil­i­ty, advanc­ing Abo­rig­i­nal Health, health infra­struc­ture and plan­ning and change man­age­ment communication.


Community Engagement Corporate & Support Services Genomics Media & Communications Point of Care Testing Strategy & Transformation


Corporate & Support Services

Supports delivery of efficient, effective and transparent services. Includes legal, risk management, internal audit, policy, privacy, records management and GIPA (freedom of information) functions.

Strategy & Transformation

Sets strategic direction and drives service transformation to meet the evolving needs of patients and partners in healthcare. Responsible for planning, performance and innovation, and operational management of genomics, point of care testing and six clinical streams.

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