Westmead Redevelopment’s project team have completed a final hand-over tour for the newly refurbished 64-bed inpatient unit (IPU B6). The completion of the unit marks the end of the first stage of the refurbishment program at Westmead Hospital.
Hand-over is the point where a refurbished area is handed from the construction and project teams back to the hospital, to enable Westmead Hospital to commence operational commissioning. During a tour, final checks are made and documentation is approved.
Robert Moffat, director of asset maintenance at Westmead Hospital, and Nikki New, manager of contracts and compliance for Western Sydney Local Health District, were both impressed with the new unit.
Robert said: “I think they have done an excellent job. It’s provided us with contemporary services, modernised medical gases, plumbing and electrical infrastructure. So, that’s a very good outcome for us."
Nikki said: “from a contracts point of view, we are bringing consistency into the assets and procurement process. It makes it easier for us to maintain and manage the assets appropriately.”
Health Infrastructure project director Tim Shoolman praised the hard work of the refurbishment team, which includes staff from Health Infrastructure, PwC, FDC and Western Sydney Local Health District.
Tim said: “this tour marked the end of the first stage of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program. We’ve really gelled together and formed a great team. We understand how we all work and how we can successfully deliver projects together.”
“This is the biggest footprint we have delivered in a single refurbishment project so far - over 2500 square metres.
“We have mirrored the lay-out of the clean utility and medication rooms of the central acute services building, which opens in 2020. This allows staff to get a glimpse into some elements of the new building.”
Planning and design work is underway for the second stage of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program. The program is transforming over 30 per cent of the clinical areas of Westmead Hospital between 2017 and 2022.
Main photo caption: Westmead Hospital director of asset maintenance, Robert Moffat, PwC project manager Ivan Tcherkashnev, Health Infrastructure project director Tim Shoolman and Western Sydney Local Health District manager of contracts and compliance Nikki New at one of the new staff stations.
More photos from hand-over.