Latest news - March 2018

Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead staff members mark the foundations of the site

Staff mark the foundation of the site

Last week, members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team, alongside staff from Westmead Hospital, the University of Sydney and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, marked the foundation of the central acute services building construction site, placing their hands in a slab of concrete.

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Posted 03 Apr 2018
The Easter bunny pays a visit to The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Easter at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Following the recent completion of Kids Research, and the ongoing construction of the close observation unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, contractors FDC were excited to meet some of the patients and families in the lead up to Easter. 

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Posted 02 Apr 2018
WSLHD chief executive Danny O'Connor and Westmead Redevelopment's Rachel Zarb at a pop-up

April pop-up events

Pop-in to some pop-up booths around the Westmead precinct in the coming weeks.

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Posted 28 Mar 2018
Finishing touches underway: new patient room in the inpatient unit (IPU B6)

Next new unit opening in April

Westmead Hospital’s new inpatient unit (IPU B6) will open in April. Staff are completing final checks, relocating equipment and stock, and preparing for patients.

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Posted 28 Mar 2018
Hand-over tour in the new inpatient unit

Final checks for new ward

Westmead Redevelopment’s project team have conducted a hand-over for the inpatient unit (IPU B6). This marks the end of stage one of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.

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Posted 26 Mar 2018
Artist’s impression of the new Sydney Metro West station at Westmead.

Transport milestone: metro station for Westmead

In game-changing transport news for Westmead, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance have today announced a Sydney Metro West station for Westmead.

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Posted 23 Mar 2018
March Construction Statistics

March Construction Statistics

Want to know what kind of activity is happening on-site? We'll be reporting regular updates on our construction statistics so you can stay in the know.

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Posted 19 Mar 2018
MPs Geoff Lee and Mark Taylor overlook the new model with Westmead staff.

New 3D model shows Westmead of the future

A new 3D model of the Westmead precinct, complete with lights and custom-made vehicles, has been officially launched at Westmead Hospital.

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Posted 19 Mar 2018
The first students to graduate from the University of Sydney’s Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program at Westmead precinct have now begun their clinical rotations at Westmead Hospital.

First students complete Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program at Westmead precinct

The first students to graduate from the University of Sydney’s Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program at the Westmead precinct have now begun their clinical rotations. 

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Posted 18 Mar 2018
Construction of the clinical examination rooms in the new library

Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment update

The Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment is progressing, with the framework for internal walls going up this week. 

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Posted 18 Mar 2018
Deanne Turner takes part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukemia Foundation.

Getting shaved for leukaemia patients

The Westmead Redevelopment project’s Deanne Turner has taken part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation, as it marks 20 years of helping people with blood cancer. 

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Posted 14 Mar 2018
Left to right: University of Sydney associate professor Chris Peck and Hamish McNulty at the lunch.

Business Leaders Lunch

More than 100 senior Sydney business people came together in western Sydney last week to discuss the region’s health and education future at the 2018 Westmead Alliance Business Leaders Lunch.
 

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Posted 12 Mar 2018
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team at the relocation workshop

Moving strategy on an epic scale

With Westmead’s new hospital building opening in a little over two years’ time, planners are already busy preparing a relocation schedule and strategy.
 

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Posted 12 Mar 2018
Registered nurses Mi Hyun (Mia) Kim, Patricia Canada and Nina Castro in the medication room.

Orientation sessions start in IPU B6

Westmead Hospital staff are undergoing orientation and training so they are prepared for the new inpatient unit, which opens next month.

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Posted 12 Mar 2018
The plaque is unveiled for the new clinical research centre.

Research centre opens

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today (March 12) officially opened the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Centre, which is expected to significantly improve medical treatment for children and young people.
 

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Posted 12 Mar 2018
Westmead Hospital Library staff are excited to see the new library come to life.

Construction begins on new Westmead Hospital Library

It’s exciting times in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre as Cadwell Constructions officially starts work on the new Westmead Hospital Library.

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Posted 05 Mar 2018
Our freshly named cranes in all their glory.

Say hello to our new site cranes

Our new cranes Crane-ye and Sir Lift-a-Lot have arrived on-site. As they are officially the freshest “winches” since Bel-Air, you can expect to see lots of activity on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Posted 05 Mar 2018
SCHN chief executive checks out site progress

SCHN chief executive checks out site progress

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Chief Executive Michael Brydon took to the site of the new hospital building site recently to see what the project team have been up to.

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Posted 05 Mar 2018
O3Hub, the first activity-based working space at Westmead Hospital.

Spotlight on activity-based working for health

The first activity-based working units at Westmead and Blacktown hospitals have been captured in a new video showcasing the staff who made the move a success. 

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Posted 05 Mar 2018
Parramatta MP Dr Geoff Lee stopped by the Westmead Redevelopment booth

Westmead Redevelopment on-show at Catalyst West

The Westmead Redevelopment was an exhibitor at Catalyst West last week, a collaborative forum developed by Western Sydney University, to guide change in western Sydney.

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Posted 05 Mar 2018
Westmead Hospital staff during a site tour of the inpatient unit (B6) – Hugh Playford second from the right

Staff excitement grows for new inpatient unit

Staff were impressed with progress during a site visit to the refurbished inpatient unit (B6) in Westmead Hospital.

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Posted 02 Mar 2018

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