Site tour group next to the new hospital building.
Consumers have been wowed during a recent visit to the central acute services building construction site.
The visiting group included Westmead Redevelopment consumers and members of Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) Youth Advisory Council.
The tour entered the site on ground level and passed under the temporary link-way. The next vantage point was on top of the car park next to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, looking towards Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
Westmead Redevelopment consumer Mike Font said: “it’s awesome. I can’t wait to see the building finished. The number of people the building is going to serve is amazing.”
WSLHD Youth Advisory Council consumer Lauren Moujalli was excited about the future employment opportunities in the new building including medical, research and other professional roles.
“It’s my first time on a construction site and it’s great to see it from a bird’s eye view. The development is pretty cool,” she said.
She was also impressed about the size of the new building: “it’s going to be 65m high – it’s going to be big!”
Consumers view the construction site and cranes
Westmead Redevelopment project director Carla Edwards said: “our consumers have volunteered so much of their time so it was great to be able to show them around.
“Their input has shaped the design of spaces inside and around the new hospital building, including patient rooms, waiting areas, the main entry and a cultural gathering place. They are now turning their heads to models of care – the term we use for the review of our healthcare services.”
Thanks to Westmead Redevelopment’s Tim Mason and Multiplex’s Jane Curran for showing us around.