New Info Hub opens

Posted 01 Jun 2016

Westmead Hospital visitors, patients and staff are now able to keep up with the exciting changes coming to the Westmead precinct, thanks to a new, state-of-the-art Information Hub.

The hub, now located in the hospital’s main entrance, is home to all the latest information about the Westmead redevelopment, which includes major changes to Westmead Hospital.

The hub is fitted with a TV and two iPads, allowing patrons to view an interactive presentation about the project and offer feedback on the redevelopment. Printed fact sheets are also available.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to chat to a representative from the Westmead redevelopment project team, who will be stationed at the Information Hub at certain times during the day.

Westmead Hospital general manager Andrew Newton said the hub’s content and look would continually change as work on the Westmead precinct developed.

“We want this space to be a primary point of contact for all the information about the Westmead redevelopment for new visitors to the precinct,” he said.

“The hub will be a space of constant change and improvement – we’re looking at options to augment it with new and exciting technology; we want it to be as engaging as possible for visitors”.

The Information Hub will remain in Westmead Hospital’s main entrance for the duration of the redevelopment.

It will also provide a new permanent home for Westmead Hospital’s valuable volunteer service.

Westmead is one of the largest health, research and education precincts in the world.

The Westmead redevelopment will transform the complex into an innovative, contemporary and integrated centre, which will continue to deliver high-quality healthcare for decades to come.

Stage 1 of the project will include a new hospital building, which will bring together acute services for Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and link with Westmead’s research institutes and universities.

The new hospital building will include operating theatres, inpatient beds, emergency department and a new cardiac comprehensive care centre. Stage 1 will be completed in 2020.

More information

Stage 1 overview fact sheet