Precinct Post drops in with milestones and more

When the “big three” of state politics are in your building – or more precisely on your building – you know it’s a big deal.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard officially marked the topping out of the Central Acute Service Building during a 14th-storey ceremony.

Your Precinct Post winter edition pays tribute to this milestone – a construction masterpiece for Westmead and a new way forward for western Sydney.

The CASB, a collaboration between Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, will transform healthcare and provide a base for ground-breaking research to benefit every Australian.

Along with the Innovation Centre, it will ensure Westmead plays a significant role as a health, research and education hub at the centre of the nation’s fastest growing population.

There’s no better example of the research already underway here than the work exploring how virtual reality could revolutionise the way clinicians are trained in life-saving skills.

The Precinct Post celebrates this partnership between the Western Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney. We also look at the work of University students to help children overcome their fear of needles.

Another standout feature in this edition focuses on the co-design partnerships to successfully refurbish key mental health units in Cumberland, Westmead and Blacktown hospitals. The collaboration has paved the way for three vastly different works with one focus – to enable best-practice care in a safe environment that’s conducive to recovery.

We also highlight Westmead Private Hospital’s new maternity unit expansion and the charity work initiatives of the Westmead Hospital Foundation.

Thanks to all our Westmead Precinct partners. Enjoy the winter edition. Download it here.

​- The team at Westmead Redevelopment