Community Participation

It's important to us that healthcare services meet the needs of the people who use them.

Working together as partners to see things from each other's point of view is a vital part of designing and building new healthcare facilities.


Get involved!

We're inviting consumers, community members and other project stakeholders (such as local residents, businesses and community groups) to help us transform the Westmead precinct by getting involved in our planning.

You might want to take part in a meeting to discuss issues affecting people's health, be a spokesperson for your community or group, take part in a survey or help us review our hospital designs.

The smallest suggestions can make a big difference, like adding a patient lounge, widening a door or creating a place for visitors of long-term patients to make a cup of tea.

If you'd like to make a difference, contact us through our contact form or call us on 1800 990 296. You can also find out more at both the Western Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Children's Hospitals Network websites. 

Share your thoughts

We hold a number of information sessions and workshops for community members, staff and students at the Westmead precinct. These events are an opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts on the project.

If you can’t make an event, we are still interested in your feedback. We have two questions to get you thinking (see below). We would love to hear any of your thoughts on these questions.

  • Question 1 - In the new main entry to the hospital (which will be jointly shared with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Hospital), what would make you feel welcome?
  • Question 2 - What matters most to you in the design of the new main entry to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Hospital?

You can send us information to us in any format. See our contact us page for how to get in touch. 

Arts and Culture Strategy

The Arts and Culture Strategy development is underway. You can get involved in a number of ways, including participating at workshops or completing a questionnaire about what matters to you. Find out more.

Community feedback

Read our summary of feedback received from consumer representatives and community members from May-September 2016. If you have difficulties downloading or accessing this document, please contact us.

Below are a selection of comments from community participants from an early consultation workshop.

We also feature ongoing stories about the community participation process in our weekly Project Update.

Information needs to be in a better place so you can see it.
Sometimes it gets so noisy on the wards. Patients need quiet.
It would be great to have places to charge your phone or iPad and have WiFi so you can stay in touch with people whie you're in hospital.

Related stories and information

Trouble accessing information?

If you have any difficulties downloading or accessing any of this information please contact us and we can arrange another way of sharing.


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Arts and Culture Strategy

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Find out about how you can get involved in the Arts and Culture Strategy.

View the project page for more information