Connected, creative, vibrant and world-class

Connected, creative, vibrant and world-class

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.

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Posted 22 Jun 2017
Consumers shape main entry design

Consumers shape main entry design

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.

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Posted 20 Jun 2017
Kids Research Institute  refurbishment begins

Kids Research Institute refurbishment begins

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. 

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Posted 20 Jun 2017
Our community shares their ideas for Westmead

Our community shares their ideas for Westmead

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.

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Posted 09 May 2017
Bike plan pop-up event

Bike plan pop-up event

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.

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Posted 01 May 2017
The green is gone

The green is gone

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.

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Posted 01 May 2017
Heavy demolition works begin

Heavy demolition works begin

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).

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Posted 26 Apr 2017
Helipad testing takes flight

Helipad testing takes flight

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.

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Posted 26 Apr 2017
Media release announcing new contractor

Media release announcing new contractor

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.

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Posted 07 Apr 2017
Demolition underway soon

Demolition underway soon

Large demolition works are soon to commence at Westmead in preparation for building the new central acute services building.

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Posted 29 Mar 2017
Parramatta Light Rail team visit Westmead

Parramatta Light Rail team visit Westmead

The Parramatta Light Rail team visited Westmead to talk about the recently announced preferred route for Stage 1 of the project.

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Posted 20 Mar 2017
Staff welcome new temporary linkway

Staff welcome new temporary linkway

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.

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Posted 20 Mar 2017
University of Sydney growing lecture programs

University of Sydney growing lecture programs

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.

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Posted 20 Mar 2017
Want to improve travel at Westmead?

Want to improve travel at Westmead?

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.

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Posted 20 Mar 2017
Healthcare Week 2017

Healthcare Week 2017

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.

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Posted 14 Mar 2017
International Women's Day

International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the work of three women working at Westmead - Michelle Englert, Halina Nagiello and Shalini Balram.

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Posted 06 Mar 2017
International Women's Day - Halina Nagiello

International Women's Day - Halina Nagiello

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.

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Posted 06 Mar 2017
International Women's Day - Michelle Englert

International Women's Day - Michelle Englert

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.

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Posted 06 Mar 2017
International Women's Day - Shalini Balram

International Women's Day - Shalini Balram

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.

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Posted 06 Mar 2017
March-ing to good health

March-ing to good health

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.

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Posted 06 Mar 2017
Temporary linkway opening next week

Temporary linkway opening next week

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.

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Posted 06 Mar 2017
Light Rail comes to Westmead

Light Rail comes to Westmead

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.

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Posted 02 Mar 2017
New Hawkesbury Road Plaza entry

New Hawkesbury Road Plaza entry

A beautiful, green, welcoming front entrance is coming to Westmead Hospital in 2020 when the new Central Acute Building opens. 

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Posted 27 Feb 2017
WECC level 1 works begin

WECC level 1 works begin

The refurbishment of the old staff cafeteria on Level 1 has now commenced as part of the new Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC). 

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Posted 27 Feb 2017
Westmead wins a 'great' award

Westmead wins a 'great' award

Last week the inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards were held to celebrate all of the exciting projects occurring across Sydney.

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Posted 27 Feb 2017
How do you get our news?

How do you get our news?

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?

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Posted 23 Feb 2017
In-patient unit progress reviewed by consumers

In-patient unit progress reviewed by consumers

Westmead Redevelopment consumers have reviewed progress on the design of in-patient units for the new hospital building at a recent workshop.

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Posted 21 Feb 2017
Introducing our new reporter, Mohamed

Introducing our new reporter, Mohamed

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.

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Posted 15 Feb 2017
GPs brainstorm ICT solutions

GPs brainstorm ICT solutions

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. 

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Posted 06 Feb 2017
Hospital's link underway

Hospital's link underway

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.  

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Posted 06 Feb 2017
An exciting multi-'story'

An exciting multi-'story'

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.

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Posted 30 Jan 2017
Construction workers show their hearts

Construction workers show their hearts

Members of the Westmead Redevelopment construction team have braved the cameras for a Valentines Day fundraising campaign for bigHEARTED month.

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Posted 30 Jan 2017
WECC works kicks off

WECC works kicks off

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.

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Posted 30 Jan 2017
A near-death experience shaped a Westmead champion

A near-death experience shaped a Westmead champion

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.

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Posted 22 Jan 2017
An exciting year - Are you ready?

An exciting year - Are you ready?

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.

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Posted 22 Jan 2017
Partnering with consumers in 2017

Partnering with consumers in 2017

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.

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Posted 22 Jan 2017
WECC upgrade and expansion project in 2017

WECC upgrade and expansion project in 2017

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.

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Posted 18 Dec 2016
2016 A Year in Review

2016 A Year in Review

As 2016 comes to close, we are looking back on all that has been achieved, while looking ahead to a very exciting 2017!
 

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Posted 12 Dec 2016
Westmead wins safety award

Westmead wins safety award

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.

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Posted 05 Dec 2016
Clinical simulation underway at Westmead Hospital

Clinical simulation underway at Westmead Hospital

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.

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Posted 29 Nov 2016
UCrane Bolt officially launches at Westmead

UCrane Bolt officially launches at Westmead

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.

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Posted 29 Nov 2016
New consumers welcomed

New consumers welcomed

Eleven new consumer representatives were welcomed to the Westmead Redevelopment at a recent event.

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Posted 21 Nov 2016
Westmead Honours program deadline approaches

Westmead Honours program deadline approaches

Westmead's reputation as one Australia's best education, training and research precincts will expand with the new Honours program. Applications close soon.

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Posted 21 Nov 2016
New crane 'UCrane' arrives at Westmead

New crane 'UCrane' arrives at Westmead

This week the Westmead Redevelopment team welcomed it’s newest addition to the project team — UCrane Bolt!

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Posted 14 Nov 2016
ED for children to double in size

ED for children to double in size

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.

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Posted 08 Nov 2016
New artist's impressions released

New artist's impressions released

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?

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Posted 04 Nov 2016
A big month for planning and consultation

A big month for planning and consultation

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.

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Posted 03 Nov 2016
Caught the riding BUG?

Caught the riding BUG?

During Ride and Stride Week we chatted to Jenny Rose and Bronwyn Thomas at The Children's Hosptial At Westmead about BUGs!

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Posted 24 Oct 2016
WECC refurbishment

WECC refurbishment

Last week the Westmead Redevelopment held a pop-up event to answer questions about the exciting Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) refurbishment program. 

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Posted 24 Oct 2016
Staff furniture feedback sessions

Staff furniture feedback sessions

Are you a Western Sydney Local Health District staff member? Did you attend a furniture feedback session?

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Posted 16 Oct 2016
Infection control warriors involved in planning

Infection control warriors involved in planning

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.

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Posted 14 Oct 2016
Get snapping during Ride and Stride Week

Get snapping during Ride and Stride Week

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! 

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Posted 07 Oct 2016
Ride and Stride Week

Ride and Stride Week

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).

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Posted 05 Oct 2016
Children's specialist excited about new heart lab

Children's specialist excited about new heart lab

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.

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Posted 04 Oct 2016
District commissioner visits Westmead

District commissioner visits Westmead

Everything from traffic to good coffee shops was discussed when Greater Sydney District Commissioner Ed Blakely visited Westmead last week.

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Posted 04 Oct 2016
Helping older patients to get home sooner

Helping older patients to get home sooner

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. 

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Posted 04 Oct 2016
Light Rail Team Visit Westmead

Light Rail Team Visit Westmead

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.

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Posted 30 Sep 2016
Future wards testing in planning walk-throughs

Future wards testing in planning walk-throughs

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.

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Posted 26 Sep 2016
Gastro staff excited to complete Schematic Design

Gastro staff excited to complete Schematic Design

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.

 

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Posted 26 Sep 2016
University of Sydney and Westmead Partnership

University of Sydney and Westmead Partnership

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.

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Posted 26 Sep 2016
The Precinct Post is out

The Precinct Post is out

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.

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Posted 20 Sep 2016
ED patients share their thoughts

ED patients share their thoughts

Westmead Hospital’s Emergency Department staff have been surveying patients as part of the Westmead Redevelopment planning process.

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Posted 19 Sep 2016
Helipad construction is underway

Helipad construction is underway

Update on the new helipad construction at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

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Posted 19 Sep 2016
New tube system for Westmead

New tube system for 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.

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Posted 12 Sep 2016
Hornsby planning visit to view inpatient unit

Hornsby planning visit to view inpatient unit

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.

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Posted 05 Sep 2016
Parramatta Light Rail Team coming to Westmead

Parramatta Light Rail Team coming to Westmead

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.

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Posted 05 Sep 2016
Workshop looks at our new 'front door'

Workshop looks at our new 'front door'

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. 

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Posted 05 Sep 2016
Community insights shared during Hospital Week

Community insights shared during Hospital 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.

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Posted 30 Aug 2016
Did you see into the future in Hospital Week?

Did you see into the future in 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. 

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Posted 29 Aug 2016
Are you visiting Westmead during Hospital Week?

Are you visiting Westmead during Hospital Week?

This week the Westmead Redevelopment team will be at the main entrance of Westmead Hospital speaking to patients, staff and visitors.

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Posted 22 Aug 2016
GP's, consumers and hospital staff come together

GP's, consumers and hospital staff come together

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).

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Posted 22 Aug 2016
Want to help us design a hospital entrance?

Want to help us design a hospital entrance?

Help us design the new main entry to Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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Posted 17 Aug 2016
Expanding digital technology at Westmead

Expanding digital technology at Westmead

We have a look at the some of the exciting technology happening now and in the future across the Westmead precinct

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Posted 16 Aug 2016
New Road for Westmead

New Road for Westmead

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. 

 

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Posted 16 Aug 2016
New planning video takes us behind the scenes

New planning video takes us behind the scenes

New planning video takes us behind the scenes. It's the next in our How to Build a Hosptial series. 

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Posted 09 Aug 2016
Students answer

Students answer "Why Westmead?"

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.

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Posted 09 Aug 2016
New temporary linkway is tested

New temporary linkway is tested

A temporary linkway is being tested before construction commences

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Posted 08 Aug 2016
Consumers' technology vision

Consumers' technology vision

A ‘Nurse Siri’ was one of the technology ideas suggested by consumers at a recent workshop.

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Posted 02 Aug 2016
Westmead designs on exhibition

Westmead designs on exhibition

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Westmead Redevelopment is on exhibition and the community can give their feedback.

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Posted 27 Jul 2016
Westmead's exciting future

Westmead's exciting future

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.

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Posted 19 Jul 2016
Hospital Planning Pushes Ahead

Hospital Planning Pushes Ahead

We celebrate a planning milestone - HOPE PUG signs off on their schematic design plans

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Posted 04 Jul 2016
New helipad at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

New helipad at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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. 

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Posted 29 Jun 2016
Westmead Redevelopment gets $100m in NSW Budget

Westmead Redevelopment gets $100m in NSW Budget

Premier Mike Baird, NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner visited the precinct on 15 June 2016

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Posted 15 Jun 2016
Cooling towers go in

Cooling towers go in

A video camera, mounted high on the walls of Westmead Hospital, has captured the installation of four new large-scale cooling towers

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Posted 08 Jun 2016
New Info Hub opens

New Info Hub opens

New Info Hub opens in Westmead Hospital foyer

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Posted 01 Jun 2016
Precinct Post

Precinct Post

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.

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Posted 15 Feb 2016
Central concept fly-through video

Central concept fly-through video

See the central concept fly-through

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Posted 09 Oct 2015
Study nursing at Westmead

Study nursing at Westmead

Become a nurse with a two-year graduate entry Master's degree

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Posted 09 Oct 2015
Health city

Health city

Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner talk about the future of Westmead

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Posted 06 Oct 2015
Premier launches central concept

Premier launches central concept

Premier Mike Baird unveils the central concept design for Westmead

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Posted 06 Oct 2015
Short stay redevelopment set to start

Short stay redevelopment set to start

Our first clinical redevelopment project starts in October

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Posted 25 Sep 2015
WSU partnership supports dynamic local talent

WSU partnership supports dynamic local talent

Intern forges new partnership with WSU

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Posted 08 Sep 2015
University clinics show the way

University clinics show the way

University clinics leading ambulatory care development

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Posted 04 Sep 2015
High voltage ready to rock and roll

High voltage ready to rock and roll

Electrical upgrades are securing our current and future power needs

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Posted 28 Aug 2015
How to build a hospital

How to build a hospital

New video explains how to build a hospital

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Posted 07 Aug 2015
Blue sky approach in ED

Blue sky approach in ED

Our ED team turn planning on its head with a new approach to next generation care

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Posted 21 Jul 2015
Consumers consulted

Consumers consulted

Our local Consumer Council gets a progress update

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Posted 21 Jul 2015
$100 million plus for Westmead projects

$100 million plus for Westmead projects

Premier Mike Baird announces more than $100 million for Westmead projects

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Posted 14 Jun 2015
Designs on dementia

Designs on dementia

Creating welcoming, calming spaces is important when you're designing for dementia patients

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Posted 01 Jun 2015
E Block teams move in

E Block teams move in

Hospital teams moves into a new shared workspace as part of our preparation for future change

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Posted 13 Mar 2015
Hospital planning starts

Hospital planning starts

Planning a new hospital involves consulting hundreds of clinicians - here's how we do it

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Posted 28 Jan 2015
Start of works

Start of works

NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner gives to go-ahead for early works to start

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Posted 12 Dec 2014
Community pop-up

Community pop-up

A pop-up event in our main foyer let patients have their say

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Posted 24 Nov 2014