Six months fly by. But what can we show for all the hard work? `Plenty' is the answer at Westmead's Central Acute Services Building.
The new hospital, planned to open in late 2020, has come along in leaps and bounds from the first days of January this year to July 1 (shown above). And we have a two-minute video to prove it as the weekly photos taken from Westmead Hospital’s car park 4 on Hawkesbury Road show its growth amid changing skies and seasons.
Bookended by political visits – Health Minister Brad Hazzard’s site tour in January and Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s appearance in June to mark the topping out milestone – the impressive 14-storey CASB has now taken pride of place in Westmead’s skyline.
It now stands as a futuristic reminder of things to come - a health, research and education hub at the centre of the nation’s fastest growing population.
Key features of the CASB include:
· Two new emergency departments — one for adults and one for children.
· Digital operating theatres.
· Expanded imaging, pharmacy and logistics.
· Comfortable, modern patient bedrooms.
· More spaces with natural light.
· Education, training and research embedded into every floor.
Click on the Central Acute Service Building video to see how it's progressed from January to July 1 2019.