Westmead enters new era in design, technology

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Staff, patients and visitors now have access to the reinvigorated and modern entrance of the University Clinics after it re-opened on Monday.

The refurbished entrance has been designed with safety and convenience in mind – from an extended roof line and new airlock steel to glazed doors and safety kerbs.

The modern design - part of the Westmead Redevelopment project - will complement the new Central Acute Services Building (CASB), Innovation Centre and forecourt scheduled to open in 2020.

Finishing touches to the entrance were finalised over the weekend to allow vehicle and pedestrian access to resume on February 4 as scheduled.

Westmead Redevelopment senior project director Tim Mason said the entrance was just the first stage of the new main entry from the plaza and forecourt.

“The stone-clad columns and glass facade are reinvigorating and modernising the look of Westmead Hospital,” Tim said.

“As you now approach the University Clinics you will see how the new entry and facade link in to the CASB building. The facade link across the CASB will be completed in coming months.

“We are also preparing for a significant traffic change at the University Clinics entrance in late March so keep tuned for updates through our Westmead Redevelopment communications team.”

Services inside the University Clinics have remained open during the month-long works thanks to the professionalism of dedicated staff and thorough preparation and planning.

Those services have included:

  • The patient discharge unit/transit lounge
  • Outpatient pharmacy
  • Pre-admission clinic
  • Day Surgery Unit (DSU)
  • Endoscopy

The clinic entrance will be closed each Saturday to ensure works in adjacent project zones can continue.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team on 1800 990 296 or via email at WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au