A glimpse of one of the state’s biggest health projects – the more than $900 million Westmead Redevelopment – reveals a major transformation for Western Sydney health services.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard today unveiled new fly-through vision of the 14-storey Central Acute Services Building.
“I am thrilled to unveil what will actually be Australia’s largest health precinct, including two new emergency departments, state-of-the-art digital operating theatres and inpatient units,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This massive project will further propel Westmead as a truly world-class health, research and education precinct for Western Sydney patients.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said Westmead was already one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia.
“This project is at the heart of the NSW Liberals & Nationals’ record $8 billion health infrastructure boom over the next four years,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Not only will it improve health outcomes for local patients, but will be a key provider of jobs for greater Western Sydney, generating some 850 jobs on-site in coming months.”
Once this project is completed, more than 30 per cent of the existing Westmead Hospital will have been refurbished and 1400 additional car spaces added.
The Central Acute Services Building, due for completion in 2020, will feature:
A key feature of the redevelopment will be the Westmead Innovation Centre, which will offer a unique space for problem-solving, testing new ideas, and education.
The NSW Government has committed more than $900 million to the Westmead Redevelopment, including $750 million for the new hospital building and refurbishments to Westmead Hospital, $95 million for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and $72 million for parking improvements.
The University of Sydney has also contributed more than $80 million to the Westmead precinct to develop new teaching and learning spaces.
Stage 1 of the hospital’s refurbishment is now complete and includes a new 16-bed gastroenterology ward, new ear, nose and throat and audiology units, a new 64-bed in-patient unit and the Westmead Education and Conference Centre.
Planning for Stage 2 of the refurbishment program is underway, and will include an expanded intensive care unit, gastroenterology comprehensive care centre and aged care, as well as a new adolescent and young adult unit.
A new 1250-space multi-storey car park was opened last year, and in March this year, the new Clinical Research Centre opened at Kids Research at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Take a look at the brand new fly-through below.