Members of Westmead Hospital’s emergency department (ED) have taken a tour of the prototype rooms for the new hospital building.
Western Sydney Local Health District’s beloved chief executive Danny O’Connor is retiring at the end of this week, after eight years at the helm of the district.
The second stage of the Westmead Redevelopment’s refurbishment of Westmead Hospital has kicked off, with the assembly of a new man and materials hoist in the loading dock.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team joined the University of Sydney at the Tech Expo last week. The team chatted to staff and students about work opportunities and the impacts of new and emerging technologies.
On September 11, dozens of potential honours students gathered at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research to meet scientists from across the precinct and discuss potential honours projects.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team joined the Operation Art exhibition launch on September 15 and chatted to 300 school children and their families about its arts strategy.
The Westmead Redevelopment’s new prototype rooms got their first official visitors last week, with the Western Sydney Local Health District board and key executives from across the Westmead precinct checking out the new space.
From apps to Westmead ambassadors – University of Sydney students have pitched a range of innovative solutions to digital way-finding and self-service at Westmead, taking their ideas to a “shark tank” of industry professionals.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team celebrated a win and finalist award at the Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards at Rosehill Gardens on September 13.
As construction progresses on Westmead’s new hospital building, work has also ramped up on the transition into the space, with staff continuing to prepare for the move.
The University of Sydney is holding two postgraduate networking events at Westmead, aiming to inspire prospective students.
Local high school students from the Jarara Indigenous Education Unit were joined by trainees from Multiplex’s Westmead Connectivity Centre at a recent school excursion, which included a BBQ, site tour and presentations about jobs in the construction and health sectors.
The Westmead Redevelopment’s new prototype rooms are set to open their doors to all staff, patients, visitors, researchers and students in October, giving people a first glimpse at spaces inside Westmead’s new hospital building.
Make-over work on Westmead Hospital’s University Clinics has been completed – much to the delight of staff, patients and visitors.
The Parramatta Light Rail and Sydney Metro West teams will join the Westmead Redevelopment project team at two upcoming pop-up sessions at Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Westmead’s new ArtsLab has received a significant boost, courtesy of a Create NSW grant, designed to foster creative opportunities for local artists.
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network launched its Kids’ War on Waste last week and the Westmead Redevelopment project was on-hand to share the sustainability message, with its range of water bottles and Keep Cups.
Social worker Jemma Shanahan is a champion of the central role of consumers in redevelopment design and planning as work advances on the refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s intensive care services .
The Westmead Redevelopment project team were on-hand during Hospital Week (August 29 – 31) to give away some goodies, while updating staff, patients and visitors on progress of the new hospital building.
The Westmead Redevelopment team held a BBQ last Thursday (August 30) to raise much-needed funds for NSW farmers.
The $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project has launched its arts and culture strategy, aimed at transforming experiences at Westmead through the arts across healthcare, education, training, research and well-being.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team were on-hand at the Westmead Research Hub’s student open day to engage students about future education, training, research (ETR) and employment opportunities.
It is one year since the new teaching and learning facilities opened in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) level 1, and we are collecting feedback on how these spaces are working for staff and students. We would love to hear your thoughts!
University of Sydney students have started a new project, focused on developing innovative solutions to digital way-finding and self-service at Westmead.
Westmead’s new hospital building has hit its construction halfway height mark, with seven of 14 visible on the skyline.
The Westmead Redevelopment last week participated in the Sydney Science Festival’s event at Westmead, celebrating the hospital’s commitment to cancer treatment.
The latest phase of the popular 6S Lean Storeroom initiative kicked off at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead last week.
A major initiative of the University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), and delivered by WSLHD’s Capital Works team, the $5.5 million Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) was launched on Friday August 10 by Parramatta MP Geoff Lee.
The Federal and State Government’s goal of creating 200,000 knowledge jobs within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is off to a strong start, with work set to commence at Sydney Science Park.
Westmead Hospital’s new-look $3.5 million library has officially opened, offering staff and students a renovated, contemporary space to study and learn.
A delegation from Binzhou Medical University Hospital got an up-close view of the Westmead Redevelopment construction site on July 31 as part of their visit to Westmead Hospital.
The team behind Multiplex’s Westmead Connectivity Centre have released a new video, showcasing many of the faces at the western Sydney facility.
Community members, GPs and pharmacists have continued their work as part of a review of the medication management process for older patients at Westmead Hospital.
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team will be at the Info Hub, near the main entrance, during Hospital Week to share information and give away goodies.
The Westmead Redevelopment’s Info Hub has re-opened after a brief holiday due to the refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s main entrance.
More than 150 submissions have been received for the Westmead Redevelopment’s arts and culture program during the project’s call for artists.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead continued the NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrations last week.
The new perioperative suite on level 3 of the new hospital building will be shared between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead when it opens in 2020. We are asking you to put your thinking caps on and offer suggestions of names that celebrate the integration of this paediatric and adult unit!
Westmead Hospital’s aged care facilities are being refurbished, transforming the hospital’s care of older people. Consumers are sharing their experiences as carers and patients in hospital, to influence design and operations.
According to Kavita Devaharan from Multiplex, there is something about working as an engineer on a hospital project that ticks all the boxes.
A NAIDOC Week event at Westmead on Friday celebrated the important contribution that Aboriginal women make to communities in western Sydney and beyond.
Last week Westmead's Connectivity Centre hosted an exhibition of local Indigenous artists as part of NAIDOC Week who have been engaged on the project. Displays of bush medicines and a BBQ with kangaroo and crocodile was enjoyed by all!
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), CIVIQ and Sydney Water are urging patients, visitors and staff to swap sugary drinks for fresh free drinking water when they visit Westmead Hospital. Members of the Westmead Redevelopment team handed our free drink bottles to patients, visitors and staff.
Representatives from the Westmead Redevelopment attended the Burramatta NAIDOC 2018 event to discuss the newly launched Westmead Redevelopment Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Legacy Strategy.
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team were joined by Westmead Hospital staff at a colouring-in event in NAIDOC Week 2018.
Three hundred high-school students and 16 stall holders filled the Westmead Education and Conference Centre last week for the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) careers expo.
Celebrating Aboriginal people’s connection to the stars and skies was the topic of a thought-provoking talk, given at Westmead ahead of NAIDOC Week (July 8 – 15).
Artist Leanne Tobin’s Dance of the Dragonflies has been adapted to a colouring-in sheet. The Westmead Redevelopment project team are getting ready to get creative and colour-in at an event during NAIDOC Week.
A new wall of lights at Westmead Hospital has been unveiled, in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week celebrations.
New fly-through vision and images of the $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project, including the new central acute services building and Innovation Centre, have been officially released by NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
Last week, representatives from the Blacktown & Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion and the Westmead Redevelopment project attended the 2018 Western Sydney Careers Expo to promote the new Work Out West campaign.
There is plenty happening around Westmead during NAIDOC Week.
Staff from Western Sydney Local Health District and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network met recently to discuss lessons learned from their storeroom clean-ups.
Staff in Westmead Hospital’s geriatrics unit have celebrated with cake at the official opening of their refurbished unit.
Westmead Hospital Library re-opened its doors today, and staff and students are loving the refurbished space.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) capital works are ramping up as we near the end of the financial year. Take a look at some of the projects currently taking place.
Westmead Hospital Library will officially re-open its doors next week, as the refurbishment project comes to an end.
The deadline is fast approaching for artists to submit expressions of interests for the Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture Strategy. The deadline is Saturday, 30 June 2018 and more than 80 submissions have already been received.
A new Multiplex-supported initiative is underway at the construction site for the new central acute services building, in the form of a Salvation Army-sponsored café.
Over the last 10 months, representatives of the Westmead Redevelopment project team have regularly gone out to visit The Shed in Emerton.
Westmead’s new hospital building, which is opening in 2020, will require thousands of pieces of furniture, fixtures and equipment, including medical devices. Staff committees will be busy trialling equipment, ahead of final purchasing decisions, and a new testing area will help the team to continue this work.
Representatives from the Westmead precinct have come together for an inspiring workshop to develop strategies for embedding education, training and research (ETR) into models of care inside the new hospital building.
Representatives from the Westmead Redevelopment project team, including members of our project management team PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Western Sydney Local Health District recently visited Ronald McDonald House Westmead to help prepare a feast for it's hungry residents.
University of Sydney students have presented ideas to revolutionise Westmead as a global innovation district, to conclude a pilot subject based at the Westmead precinct.
A new event video has been released to celebrate the one-month anniversary of the launch of a new strategy, intended to close the gap at Westmead.
It’s now been six months since the Westmead Redevelopment project team opened the new multi-storey car park at Westmead Hospital and the benefit of the parking upgrades can been seen across the precinct.
Westmead Hospital’s geriatrics unit moved to a new home in D4a on May 30. The move makes room for a refurbishment of the aged care space, which includes a new behavioural management unit. The work is part of stage 2 of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.
If you’ve recently travelled down Dragonfly Drive at Westmead, you might have noticed the construction work occurring next to the Connectivity Centre. The worksite will be home to the project’s new prototype rooms, which are expected to open in August.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team are celebrating an important milestone, with the release of a new fact sheet that summarises the completed and upcoming work in the refurbishment program.
A workshop, held on May 30, asked consumers how new journey boards and other technologies could positively impact the patient experiences at Westmead.
Recently we went out on-site to have a chat with the boys behind the lifts. Meet Craig, Sebastian, Ruben, Brendan and Ken, our very own Westmead Redevelopment project crane drivers.
A Westmead event, held the week before NAIDOC Week, will celebrate the knowledge many Aboriginal people have about the stars and skies.
A review of medication management processes for older patients is underway at Westmead Hospital. Consumer and GP experiences are shaping discussions and will inform recommendations.
Library staff have today, Monday, 28 May 2018, started to move into their brand new home, moving books and journals and setting up help-points and staff stations, to prepare for the library’s re-opening in mid-June.
You’re invited to hear from University of Sydney students as they present how emerging technology will impact the future health workforce. Join us for an afternoon of ideas, inspiration, networking – and food!
A review of medication management processes for older patients is underway at Westmead Hospital. Consumer and GP experiences are shaping discussions and will inform recommendations.
The head of Westmead Hospital’s emergency department has asked consumers for their thoughts on a range of technology for the new hospital building.
The Westmead Redevelopment project’s overarching education, training and research user group went on a site tour of the refurbished Westmead Hospital Library earlier this month. Construction is on track for an end of May completion, with the library expected to re-open in mid-June.
Our littlest experts visited the construction site recently to check up on progress of the new hospital building!
Storerooms across Westmead are being reorganised during ongoing reviews and clean-ups. Staff from Western Sydney Local Health District and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network are transforming equipment and consumable storage areas using a philosophy called 6S.
New Westmead Redevelopment Keep Cups have been launched to celebrate the opening of the redevelopment’s new mini information hub - here's how you can win your very own!
We've had large amounts of progress since we last took footage of the central acute services building construction site. Take a look at our new footage - it's great to get a night-time view!
Last week, in celebration of International Nurses Day, Multiplex presented Westmead Hospital with a $5000 donation, to assist with continued education and skills development for nurses.
Multiplex showed their support for the newly announced Aboriginal Legacy Strategy last week by putting Dragonfly stickers on their helmets.
Are you artistic, innovative and keen to contribute to Westmead's new hospital building? Then we want you! Download our Expression of Interest information and apply by 30 June 2018.
A vibrant dragonfly artwork, created by local Darug artist Leanne Tobin, has been revealed by the Westmead Redevelopment project to coincide with the launch of the project’s Aboriginal Legacy Strategy and Action Plan.
The $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project has reaffirmed its commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, launching its legacy strategy and action plan at an event today. Revealed before Aboriginal Elders and hospital staff, the legacy strategy intends to close the gap at Westmead, committing to creating a welcoming, safe and connected environment in the new hospital building and refurbished spaces.
The University of Sydney’s School of Dentistry’s academic leadership and professional staff recently moved into their new space at Westmead, which has been designed with the principles of activity-based working.
Westmead Hospital is now home to a newly refurbished inpatient unit for patients recovering from surgery, delivered by the Westmead Redevelopment project.
Take a look at our construction statistics for the month of April.
University of Sydney interdisciplinary students pitched their ideas for our health tech future and workforce in a Shark Tank-style workshop at Westmead Hospital last week.
Westmead Hospital Library and University of Sydney staff and students got a sneak peak of the new library last week, on a site tour of the refurbished space.
Parramatta’s bustling Farmer’s Market was the location of a pop-up event last week. The Westmead Redevelopment project team joined a booth with Sydney Metro and teams from Parramatta Light Rail.
Westmead Hospital is now home to a newly refurbished inpatient unit for patients recovering from surgery, courtesy of the Westmead Redevelopment project.
Consumers have been wowed during a recent visit to the central acute services building construction site.
Now that our three cranes are finally all on-site and working, it’s time for you to decide your favourite!
Westmead Hospital lifts are undergoing a much-needed make-over, with the first new patient lifts opening last week.
Students from the University of Sydney are gaining global perspectives and cross-disciplinary teamwork skills via a new project for the Westmead Redevelopment.
Westmead Redevelopment project director Carla Edwards last week presented at the 2018 Patient Experience Symposium in Sydney.
The Westmead Redevelopment team paid a visit to Western Sydney Local Health District’s Youth Council last week, to get an insight on how the project can better engage with a younger audience.
It's the start of April and our final tower crane has arrived on-site. Find out the name and more!
Boxes are being packed, final moving lists are being checked and staff are ready for Westmead Hospital’s new unit opening on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Five busy wards and a clinic are moving into the new 64-bed inpatient unit (IPU B6).
All demolition works for the Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment are now complete, with the contractors now well and truly in the ‘building’ phase.
Last week, members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team, alongside staff from Westmead Hospital, the University of Sydney and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, marked the foundation of the central acute services building construction site, placing their hands in a slab of concrete.
New posters, featuring inspiring quotes from community members, have been revealed in the Westmead Redevelopment project office.
Following the recent completion of Kids Research, and the ongoing construction of the close observation unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, contractors FDC were excited to meet some of the patients and families in the lead up to Easter.
Pop-in to some pop-up booths around the Westmead precinct in the coming weeks.
Westmead Hospital’s new inpatient unit (IPU B6) will open in April. Staff are completing final checks, relocating equipment and stock, and preparing for patients.
Westmead Redevelopment’s project team have conducted a hand-over for the inpatient unit (IPU B6). This marks the end of stage one of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.
In game-changing transport news for Westmead, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance have today announced a Sydney Metro West station for Westmead.
Want to know what kind of activity is happening on-site? We'll be reporting regular updates on our construction statistics so you can stay in the know.
A new 3D model of the Westmead precinct, complete with lights and custom-made vehicles, has been officially launched at Westmead Hospital.
The first students to graduate from the University of Sydney’s Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program at the Westmead precinct have now begun their clinical rotations.
The Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment is progressing, with the framework for internal walls going up this week.
The Westmead Redevelopment project’s Deanne Turner has taken part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation, as it marks 20 years of helping people with blood cancer.
More than 100 senior Sydney business people came together in western Sydney last week to discuss the region’s health and education future at the 2018 Westmead Alliance Business Leaders Lunch.
With Westmead’s new hospital building opening in a little over two years’ time, planners are already busy preparing a relocation schedule and strategy.
Westmead Hospital staff are undergoing orientation and training so they are prepared for the new inpatient unit, which opens next month.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today (March 12) officially opened the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Centre, which is expected to significantly improve medical treatment for children and young people.
It’s exciting times in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre as Cadwell Constructions officially starts work on the new Westmead Hospital Library.
Our new cranes Crane-ye and Sir Lift-a-Lot have arrived on-site. As they are officially the freshest “winches” since Bel-Air, you can expect to see lots of activity on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Chief Executive Michael Brydon took to the site of the new hospital building site recently to see what the project team have been up to.
The first activity-based working units at Westmead and Blacktown hospitals have been captured in a new video showcasing the staff who made the move a success.
The Westmead Redevelopment was an exhibitor at Catalyst West last week, a collaborative forum developed by Western Sydney University, to guide change in western Sydney.
Staff were impressed with progress during a site visit to the refurbished inpatient unit (B6) in Westmead Hospital.
Staff and patients have celebrated the official opening of a new ear, nose and throat (ENT) and audiology department at Westmead Hospital.
The Westmead Connectivity Centre, an initiative to match job seekers with local employment opportunities, has officially opened.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry at 1 Mons Road is being refurbished, and along with a new physical space, the administrative unit is adopting activity-based working (ABW).
Some of our smallest visitors arrived on-site last week to make sure everything was up-to-scratch with the new building. Check out Joy, Ruby and Niamh’s visit to the central acute services building construction site last week.
Casting all cranes! Get involved in our brand new production Westmead’s Next Top Crane
The Westmead Redevelopment project team was thrilled to attend the opening of Ronald McDonald House Westmead last week.
The opening of the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead (RMDH) is just around the corner, and families, patients, staff and the community are invited to take a look!
As we move into February, we thought it was a good chance to give you a glimpse of the construction that took place on the central acute services building site last month.
The Westmead Redevelopment is now on social media!
NSW Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Michael Daley visited Westmead last week to learn about the precinct and its activities.
In this week’s People of the Project feature, we interview on-site leading hand Srdjan Trifkovic.
While Westmead Hospital Library is temporarily closed for refurbishment, our librarians are offering a 'roaming librarian' service.
The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and audiology departments moved into their new home at Westmead Hospital last week.
The new Ronald McDonald House Westmead has now been completed and is preparing to welcome families.
In this week’s People of the Project feature, we interviewed Multiplex site engineer Emdad Balanji.
The University of Sydney’s Sydney.Concepts.Westmead kicks off in 2018 this Friday, 2 February.
City of Parramatta Council is inviting expressions of interest for a community representative from the Westmead area to fill a vacancy on the Parramatta Light Rail Community and Business Advisory Committee.
We chat to Brendan McGuinness and get his thoughts about what it's like to operate a tower crane 78 metres above the ground.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team and clinical leaders are transforming Westmead Hospital through a refurbishment program which includes a new ear, nose and throat and audiology department.
Part two in an overview of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program outlining work ahead in 2018.
Construction of a new, purpose-designed paediatric clinical trial and research facility is now complete, with the builders handing the site over to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network last week.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead Hospital has received a traditional Aboriginal artwork to commemorate the care and support provided to a Multiplex trainee’s premature baby and wife.
On 15, January 2018, we launched a new newsletter format to replace the PDF version of the Project Update. Read this story to find out how you can subscribe.
Beside the opening of the multi-storey car park, the Westmead Redevelopment project completed another major milestone in 2017, with the completion of our early and enabling works package. Check out our brochure and video!
2018 is going to be bigger than ever at Westmead, with the Westmead Redevelopment project kicking into full gear. Last year, the project completed a major milestone, with the opening of the multi-storey car park. In 2018, the focus will be the ramping up of construction of the central acute services building (CASB).
Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Danny O’Connor has kicked off 2018 with a tour of the latest work on the Westmead Redevelopment site.
A new Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health will be a first for Westmead, and is expected to be completed in 2019. The Westmead Redevelopment hosted an event recently, which is part of the planning process. The event discussed progress, asked for feedback, and heard stories from some of the young people involved.
It’s been a big year for our Westmead Redevelopment consumers. Last Thursday, we thanked them for their hard work at our final meeting for the year. During the meeting we recapped achievements in 2017, looked ahead to 2018 and presented gifts of appreciation.
A new Christmas tree has been installed in the halls of Westmead Hospital. The tree is formed by dozens of origami cranes that were folded during origami workshops as part of the Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development process.
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.