A big thank you to the hundreds of staff members, patients, carers, families, visitors and community members who have shared their vision for the Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture Strategy.
Westmead Hospital Library is being upgraded by the University of Sydney, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project.
Local Aboriginal Elders came to a BBQ last week hosted by the Westmead Redevelopment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. It was a chance to discuss the project and a cultural gathering space, which will be connected to the new hospital building.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team recently interviewed long-term Westmead resident Leslie Bellamy about his memories of the area.
Westmead Hospital’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) and audiology departments are getting a new home, thanks to the Westmead Redevelopment. The refurbishment is part of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program. The program is refurbishing over 30 per cent of clinical areas in the hospital between 2017 and 2022.
At Westmead Hospital, a review of visiting hours and overnight stay procedures is underway. As part of this work, a new online survey has been launched.
With input received from staff and students, the design of the new Westmead Hospital Library is set to be finalised in the coming days.
The Westmead Redevelopment is an opportunity to review Westmead precinct-wide services, operations, procedures and communications. At Westmead Hospital, a review of visiting hours is underway.
A big thank you to those who got involved in last week’s Ride and Stride Week! There were a lot of exciting activities across the week and we received positive feedback on how we can continue to improve travel links to and from Westmead.
Staff from Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology ward (A3A) celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished ward in the sweetest way – with cake!
Between 16-20 October 2017, all staff are encouraged to think about how they might come to work one day in the week by leaving the car at home and coming either by public transport, walking part of the journey or cycling.
Westmead Hospital has celebrated the second milestone in the refurbishment of its gastroenterology ward, with the opening of the renovated outpatient facility.
Westmead Hospital’s new-look gastroenterology ward has welcomed its first patients today (11 October 2017), following an extensive refurbishment.
The refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s IPU B6 started in August 2017 and is expected to be completed in April 2018. IPU B6 will be reinstated as an inpatient unit.
PechaKucha is a presentation on style that challenges the presenter to make a very short presentation using 20 images each for 20 seconds. An event on 5 October 2017 invited western Sydney artists to hear inspiring presentations, including an overview of the Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development.
The refurbishment of A3a, Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology new home, is part of a wider refurbishment program across the Westmead precinct, delivered through the Westmead Redevelopment.
On 11 October 2017, the Gastroenterology Department moves from D3a/D3b to A3a.
Staff at the Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead began work in their refurbished office space for the first time on 8 October, 2017.
Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy workshops continued last week with origami master Yoshimi Lawler visiting Westmead to show participants how to fold paper cranes and lotus flowers while chatting about their arts and culture vision.
From 16 – 20 October, the Westmead precinct partners are encouraging you to leave the car at home and try other ways of getting to work for just one day.
The University of Sydney has introduced Sydney Concepts at Westmead, a series of conversations between the university and Westmead precinct staff, students, researchers and practitioners. The series aims to foster knowledge sharing and collaborative opportunities, with an emphasis on innovative approaches.
Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development continues with ongoing community workshops. Newly arrived migrant families, who are members of parenting groups, have drawn their suggestions while an ‘origami master’ has inspired patients and families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Last week Lucia Labib, the Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) of Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology ward, was presented with flowers. This kind gift was from the A3a refurbishment construction team and followed the ‘handover’ inspection.
A traditional Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony has marked the start of construction of Westmead’s new central acute services building.
The WECC level 1 project is the first major upgrade of shared education, training and research spaces for Westmead Hospital. It is open to all staff and students participating in education, training and research activities at Westmead.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s inaugural Father’s Day was held last week. Representatives from the Westmead Redevelopment and Multiplex visited children to deliver gifts and participate in fun activities for the day including Father’s Day tie making, ceramics painting and face painting.
Parramatta Light Rail forums are upcoming.
Westmead hosted another important visitor last week as part of our work to highlight our broad collaboration and success in innovation.
Westmead Hospital’s A3a opens in September—the new home of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. A number of final site tours, testing and training is underway.
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Executive toured the site of the Kids Research Institute last week where construction activity is well underway.
Last week the Westmead Redevelopment team showcased new and exciting hologram technology on a roadshow around the precinct, to promote the launch of the Westmead Arts and Culture Strategy.
Do you have any ideas or thoughts on arts and culture strategy and opportunities at Westmead? Complete our short questionnaire to tell us what matters to you.
The final phase of preparation for the opening of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) has seen the completion of building commissioning and operational commissioning.
Exciting hologram technology will be used in workshop as part of Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development process.
Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead are major teaching hospitals of the University of Sydney. Teaching hospitals have always shared space with universities. What sets the Westmead Redevelopment’s WECC refurbishment apart is that in designing a shared space, partners across the Westmead precinct had an opportunity to consider what is important when it comes to the future of education, training and research at Westmead.
We've installed new hoarding between Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
A new partnership between the Sydney Science Park and the Westmead precinct will connect leading scientific research with innovative business and bring tens of thousands of jobs to Western Sydney.
Consumers, Westmead Redevelopment project team members and architects from HDR have participated in a wayfinding workshop.
We've recently farewelled our beloved UCrane Bolt, our crane on the multi-storey car park construction worksite.
Westmead precinct’s New Road has now been officially named Dragonfly Drive! You may have noticed the newly installed street sign when turning into the precinct from Mons Road.
We have published part one of a two-part special edition of our newsletter, celebrating the first 6 months of 2017 and looking ahead to December.
We've released two new, exciting videos, showing the construction of the multi-storey car park and site preparation for the new hospital building.
Parking concessions, and the way patients and visitors apply for them, will change from July 1, 2017.
Westmead precinct partners are seeking international master planning expertise and thought leadership to deliver a visionary masterplan that will see the Westmead health and education precinct develop into a world-class innovation district.
Western Sydney Local Health District and Westmead Redevelopment consumer representatives, Mike Font and Michael Watts, and the architects HDR Rice Daubney, are part of a project user group (PUG) working on main entry design for the new hospital building.
Construction has now commenced at the Kids Research Institute (KRI) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. During early-2018, Level 2 of KRI will have a completely refurbished staff office accommodation, exciting new meeting and social spaces and state-of-the-art Clinical Research Centre.
The extensive community consultation period continues at the Westmead Redevelopment. Culturally and linguistically diverse community groups and representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, have provided their insights and suggestions during a series of workshops and discussions.
City of Parramatta Council has drafted a Bike Plan for the Parramatta CBD and is now seeking feedback from the local community and visitors. Feedback is valued whether you are a cyclist or not.
The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) expansion and upgrade project is well underway with major demolition work completed. The room looks very different with the old green carpet gone.
Last week heavy demolition work began to demolish the old multi-storey staff car park and the facility which previously held the helipad and Neonatal and paediatric Emergency Services (NETS).
Tests at the new helipad for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead took place recently which is one of the final exercises required before the helipad is handed over to the to the Hospital and becomes operational.
Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee, along with representatives from Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, have today announced the state’s largest hospital redevelopment project has been awarded to Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd, who will build the new main hospital building in the $900 million Westmead Redevelopment.
Large demolition works are soon to commence at Westmead in preparation for building the new central acute services building.
The Parramatta Light Rail team visited Westmead to talk about the recently announced preferred route for Stage 1 of the project.
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 marked the end of an era – the closure of the original linkway connecting Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the opening of the new temporary linkway.
In supporting Westmead as a great place to work, study and socialise, the University of Sydney is continuing to expand the range of public events it is offering at the precinct.
A precinct travel survey was first conducted in 2014. In response to information provided in that survey and other forums, several transport changes are underway at Westmead. Help our planning by completing the 2017 survey.
On Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 9 March the Westmead Redevelopment communications team ran a booth at the annual Healthcare Week conference at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney.
This International Women's Day, we celebrate the work of three women working at Westmead - Michelle Englert, Halina Nagiello and Shalini Balram.
Halina Nagiello is a Senior Health Service Planner at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. She - and the broader clinical planning and redesign team - drive what our hospital buildings look like. Her primary role as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project team is to plan for the paediatric spaces in the new central acute services building.
This week for our celebration of international women’s day we interviewed one of our Westmead Redevelopment project managers, Michelle Englert, about her experiences studying engineering and working at Westmead.
It’s three years until the new hospital building opens. As part of the Westmead Redevelopment, staff and partners across the precinct are assessing models of care and new ways of working. Shalini Balram has been involved in an innovative program transforming aged care services at Westmead Hospital.
A number of health and wellness initiatives are happening across the Westmead precinct to make Westmead a more enjoyable and healthy place for staff, patients, carers, students and visitors. Learn about our staff competition to win a drink bottle.
The temporary linkway is nearing completion. It will maintain the connection between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead during construction of the central acute services building.
The preferred route for stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail was announced last week. It has been announced that stage 1 will include a link from Westmead to Parramatta and on to Carlingford.
A beautiful, green, welcoming front entrance is coming to Westmead Hospital in 2020 when the new Central Acute Building opens.
The refurbishment of the old staff cafeteria on Level 1 has now commenced as part of the new Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC).
Last week the inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards were held to celebrate all of the exciting projects occurring across Sydney.
The Westmead Redevelopment is conducting research into how people get information across the Westmead precinct. The results of this survey will help us to better target communication in the future to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time. Can you help us by completing the survey?
Westmead Redevelopment consumers have reviewed progress on the design of in-patient units for the new hospital building at a recent workshop.
Thirteen-year-old Mohamed put Dr Michael Brydon under the microscope about the Westmead Redevelopment and what it means for patients like him, families and staff of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
A series of workshops have asked GPs, staff and partners how Westmead's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can transform the patient journey and experiences.
The important connection between Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead will be maintained for as much time as possible during construction of the new acute services building.
You may have noticed there’s lots happening around the multi-storey construction site at the moment. A large volume of works is currently underway to deliver a key component of parking infrastructure for Westmead.
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment construction team have braved the cameras for a Valentines Day fundraising campaign for bigHEARTED month.
The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) Upgrade and Expansion project officially kicked off over the Christmas break with targeted refurbishments on level 2 of Westmead Hospital.
After a brush with death, Graham Brown, survived and wanted to do something to ‘give back’ to Westmead Hospital. He started by volunteering as a Westmead Hospital visitor buggy driver and last year became a Westmead Redevelopment consumer representative.
In 2017 all staff at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will be focused on their models of care, on transforming the way we work and the patient care experience. We’ll also be looking at improving education, training and research opportunities and shared services in the new building.
Consumer and community consultation will continue to be crucial to the success of the Westmead Redevelopment planning process. In December we thanked our consumers and asked them to reflect on their contribution and the year ahead.
With the announcement of the University of Sydney’s $60m investment at Westmead as part of an expansion of the programs and initiatives and upgraded to student spaces, the first major partnership project is about to begin — the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) expansion and upgrade.
As 2016 comes to close, we are looking back on all that has been achieved, while looking ahead to a very exciting 2017!
Congratulations to the Westmead Redevelopment early and enabling works contractors A W Edwards in winning the 2016 Master Builders excellence in construction site safety award.
Last Wednesday staff tested an advanced life support scenario in Westmead Hospital. This test was part of the Westmead Redevelopment planning process for the new hospital building.
Last week students from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead School got the chance to 'drive' UCrane Bolt as the giant crane was officially welcomed to the Westmead Redevelopment site.
Eleven new consumer representatives were welcomed to the Westmead Redevelopment at a recent event.
Westmead's reputation as one Australia's best education, training and research precincts will expand with the new Honours program. Applications close soon.
This week the Westmead Redevelopment team welcomed it’s newest addition to the project team — UCrane Bolt!
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Project User Group (PUG) Champions recently presented what months of hard work has delivered in planning for the proposed spaces in the new central acute services building.
We've released a collection of new images of acute services building, the impressive new hospital building at Westmead. The images have featured in a number of local media stories and are generating buzz on social media. What do you think?
October was a busy and productive month for the Westmead Redevelopment project team. We chatted with Westmead Hospital volunteers and consumers about what matters to them in the new patient lounges and staff were involved in another planning session for the temporary linkway.
During Ride and Stride Week we chatted to Jenny Rose and Bronwyn Thomas at The Children's Hosptial At Westmead about BUGs!
Last week the Westmead Redevelopment held a pop-up event to answer questions about the exciting Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) refurbishment program.
Are you a Western Sydney Local Health District staff member? Did you attend a furniture feedback session?
Briefing the Clinical Excellence Commission, contributing to Ebola prevention strategies and providing input into the planning process for the Westmead Redevelopment, are all part of a ’normal’ work week for infection prevention expert, Jo Tallon.
During Ride and Stride Week (10-14 Oct) snap action shots of you ditching your car in favour of public transport, cycling or walking. Use the hashtag #rideandstride so we can see how you go!
Staff across the Westmead precinct are being encouraged to ditch their cars in favour of public transport as part of the inaugural Ride & Stride Week (October 10 – 14).
Six new interventional laboratories are part of the Westmead Redevelopment. They will benefit both children and adults and are exciting news for cardiac specialists across the Westmead precinct. We chat to Christian Turner.
Everything from traffic to good coffee shops was discussed when Greater Sydney District Commissioner Ed Blakely visited Westmead last week.
A new pilot project at Westmead Hospital will study and facilitate the discharge process and in-home care of elderly patients. The project partners include multidisciplinary teams and agencies that include in-home support services.
Members of the Parramatta Light Rail project team visited Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Private Hospital recently to discuss the proposed rail network.
The potential layout of inpatient wards in the new hospital building have been tested through a series of walk-through planning sessions with staff and consumers. These sessions are an important part of the Schematic Design planning process for the Westmead Redevelopment.
Patient experiences and care will be transformed as a result of a renovation of a ward at Westmead Hospital for the Gastroenterology Department. The Project User Group (PUG) has recently celebrated the completion of Schematic Design.
The University of Sydney is strengthening its partnership with the Westmead precinct. The announcement of a $60m investment at Westmead will provide for new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives.
Our second edition of the Precinct Post has been published. This edition we spend 5 minutes with Dr Cameron Webb from NSW Health Pathology and get updates on the Info Hub, the multi-storey car park and how community members can get involved.
Westmead Hospital’s Emergency Department staff have been surveying patients as part of the Westmead Redevelopment planning process.
Update on the new helipad construction at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Pneumatic tube systems (PTS) are often used in hospitals, including Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The system at Westmead is due for an upgrade and a number of options are being considered.
A Westmead Redevelopment delegation visited Hornsby Hospital on Thurs 1 September. The visit was part of the planning process for inpatient units in the central acute services building.
The Parramatta Light Rail team is coming to Westmead this month. Three pop-up events will be an opportunity to see plans, give feedback and ask questions.
Shelter in green spaces, clear signage that can be understood when you’re stressed or struggle reading English, and portable charging stations for mobile devices were among the many suggestions from community members at a planning workshop for the central acute services building last week.
Louisa Hope, Lindt Café siege survivor and health consumer, was one of the many guest speakers at the Consumer Driven Healthcare Symposium held on 25 August during Hospital Week.
Last week, we debuted the Westmead Redevelopment virtual reality experience at Westmead’s Hospital Week. Wearers of the goggles could explore artist’s impressions of the Redevelopment.
This week the Westmead Redevelopment team will be at the main entrance of Westmead Hospital speaking to patients, staff and visitors.
On the 9th August the Westmead Redevelopment invited the GP Leaders Network, consumer representatives and other partners to discuss the proposed service models for the new Emergency Department and Cardiac Comprehensive Care Centre (Cardiac CCC).
Help us design the new main entry to Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
We have a look at the some of the exciting technology happening now and in the future across the Westmead precinct
A new road is being built to ease congestion along Institute Road and to become the primary access point into the Institute Road car park. We share an update on the naming competition too.
New planning video takes us behind the scenes. It's the next in our How to Build a Hosptial series.
Four students attending the Westmead Research Hub student open day were interviewed about why they are thinking of Westmead, or have chosen Westmead, and where they see themselves in ten years.
A temporary linkway is being tested before construction commences
A ‘Nurse Siri’ was one of the technology ideas suggested by consumers at a recent workshop.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Westmead Redevelopment is on exhibition and the community can give their feedback.
Westmead will become Western Sydney’s economic powerhouse with a cluster of up to 50,000 knowledge jobs by 2036, according to a report: Westmead Innovation District, Building Western Sydney’s jobs engine, commissioned by the Westmead Alliance.
We celebrate a planning milestone - HOPE PUG signs off on their schematic design plans
A new helipad for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is currently under construction. The lightweight structure will be constructed above the top floor of the visitors’ car park on Hainsworth Street and is set for completion by the end of 2016.
Premier Mike Baird, NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner visited the precinct on 15 June 2016
A video camera, mounted high on the walls of Westmead Hospital, has captured the installation of four new large-scale cooling towers
New Info Hub opens in Westmead Hospital foyer
Our precinct is one of Sydney's most dynamic centres for research, health and education. Find out what our precinct partners are up to in the first edition of our new Precinct Post.
See the central concept fly-through
Become a nurse with a two-year graduate entry Master's degree
Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner talk about the future of Westmead
Premier Mike Baird unveils the central concept design for Westmead
Our first clinical redevelopment project starts in October
Intern forges new partnership with WSU
University clinics leading ambulatory care development
Electrical upgrades are securing our current and future power needs
New video explains how to build a hospital
Our ED team turn planning on its head with a new approach to next generation care
Our local Consumer Council gets a progress update
Premier Mike Baird announces more than $100 million for Westmead projects
Creating welcoming, calming spaces is important when you're designing for dementia patients
Hospital teams moves into a new shared workspace as part of our preparation for future change
Planning a new hospital involves consulting hundreds of clinicians - here's how we do it
NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner gives to go-ahead for early works to start
A pop-up event in our main foyer let patients have their say