Photo caption: Dalya Karezi, a member of WSLHD Consumer Council, outside Westmead Hospital main entrance
Do you have ideas on how we should design the entrance to our new hospital building? Then we are looking for you!
The Westmead Redevelopment project team is looking for community members of all ages, cultural backgrounds and language groups across western Sydney, including former patients, carers and those who are – or have been – patients or carers of patients in the hospital, to share their ideas as the Westmead precinct is redeveloped.
Dalya Karezi, a student at Western Sydney University and the president of the Western Sydney Refugee Association, recently became a consumer representative for the Westmead Redevelopment project.
The 23-year-old from Prestons, who is pursuing a career in health, wanted to ensure the views of patients and visitors were reflected in future hospital projects.
“Western Sydney Local Health District has exponential opportunities to not only improve our healthcare system, but to create an inclusive environment where consumers and local communities are empowered and encouraged to participate in their own care,” she said.
“I think there are also potential opportunities for young people to bring their ideas, creativity and experience to help shape tomorrow’s healthcare system.”
Among the many opportunities to be involved, the Westmead Redevelopment project is looking for people to attend an upcoming workshop offering ideas about the new hospital building, including outdoor green spaces and the main foyer. The main entrance to the new hospital building includes access to Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The event will run from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and will include light refreshments.
To RSVP or for more information, including venue information for the workshop please contact us.
If you can’t make the above event we are still interested in your thoughts and ideas. Below are two questions to get you thinking. We would love to hear any of your thoughts on this.
You can send us information to us in any format. See our contact us page for our phone, fax, postal address, email and contact form. If you want to drop your information directly to us, please contact us to line up a time that works for you and our project team (map with directions to our project office).
From Wednesday 24 August to Friday 25 August staff from the Westmead Redevelopment will be at an information booth answering questions about the project. Staff and community members are invited to stop by for a chat.
Below is a photo gallery of artist’s impressions of the new hospital building. These images will be on display at the workshop on August 29.
To find out more about becoming a consumer representative or to share your ideas about the new hospital building and entrance, call the Westmead Redevelopment team on 1800 990 296 or contact us.
To find out information about either Westmead Hospital or The Children's Hospital at Westmead, see links and contact details below.
Western Sydney Local Health District (for Westmead Hospital)
Information on the new acute services building and Westmead Redevelopment projects
Read more about getting involved as a community representative (PDF) – recent Westmead Update 77 story