Work Health & Safety

The St George and Sutherland Clinical Campuses aims to provide a health and safe work environment for all people who work, study or visit either the St George or Sutherland hospital location for which we manage. 

The campus is committed to meeting the requirements of the UNSW Health & Safety policy and implementing the aims and strategies. All UNSW Work Health and Safety Policies, Procedures and Forms are available on the UNSW H&S website.

This section will assist you with the Campuses's and University's Health and Safety processes and provides links to various health and safety resources. Click on a link below to expand the relevant section.


Work Health & Safety

Health & Safety Committee

The Clinical Campus H&S Committee consists of the Head of Campus as Management representative, an elected Chairperson and worker Representatives for various areas.
Meetings are held quarterly. If you wish to raise a health or safety matter, please raise the issue with your local H&S Representative (see representative list below) or contact the Chairperson or the Secretary.

H&S Committee Representatives

Representative Name Contact
Chairperson Ms Shinoo Swapnil Ext.31326
Secretary Ms Carolyn Green Ext.32036
Management Representative: Professor Michael Grimm, Clinical Associate Dean Ext.32992
Worker Representatives:    
Laboratory & research areas:    
Cancer Care Dr Julia Beretov/Dr Kevin Ni Ext.32974
Gastroenterology Mr Michal Szczesniak Ext.33878
Haematology Dr Halina Leung Ext.32591
Immunology Dr Jian Cheng Qi Ext.32976
Laboratory Facility L2 Dr Lan Gong Ext.31350
Laboratory Facility L3 Ms Shinoo Swapnil Ext.31326
Spine Service Vacant Ext.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Vacant Ext.
Surgery Mrs Samina Badar Ext.32025
Teaching areas/Student matters:    
Clinical Teaching Unit/Student rep - St George Ms Claudia Metcalf Ext.32709
Clinical Teaching Unit/Student rep - Sutherland Ms Susan Nicholls Ext.37597
UNSW Medicine H&S Co-ordinator Ms Giulia Oss Teams: 93856143
Health Safety & Wellbeing Advisor Mr Peter Hedger Ext. 
Radiation Safety Officer Dr Jian Cheng Qi Ext.32976


Recent H&S Minutes

Emergency Response & First Aid

Important phone numbers

  • Internal emergency at St George Hospital or Sutherland Hospital dial 2222.
  • St George Hospital Security - 9113 3100 or x 31000


First Aid

The Clinical School has a number of First Aid Officers to administer First Aid treatment within the buildings occupied by STGCL staff and students.

School Office, Level 2 Pitney Building
Ms Michelle Fitzmaurice & Ms Niki Tashvighi/Research Officers Level 2, Research Office Ext. 32582/31321
Research Facility, Research & Education Centre
Level 2 and 3 - Ms Shinoo Swapnil / Technical Assistant   Ext. 31326
Clinical Teaching Unit, St George
Clinical Teaching Unit, Sutherland
Ms Susan Nicholls Education Support Assistant Ext. 37597


Evacuation Procedure

In case of an emergency follow the emergency procedures poster displayed by the lift on each floor.

Follow the emergency procedure as shown at induction.

Risk Management Forms & Safe Work Procedures

For managing all aspects of safety, incidents, site inspections, hazard reporting and management, click on the link to access WHS Monitor

Please direct any enquiries to the H&S Committee.


WHS training for new staff

Any person working at the St George and Sutherland Clinical School must be inducted into the school and laboratory Policy and Procedures by their supervisor.

This applies to volunteers, visiting workers, contractors, students and staff. The level of training required will depend on the type of work, experience and expected length of stay at the university.

Futher Information - NSW Staff Training page