Latest news - March-April 2019

Artists flex to Westmead behavioural unit needs

Artists flex to Westmead behavioural unit needs

Meet Dianne Turner and Peter Dwyer, artists behind an integral piece destined for Westmead Hospital’s newly-refurbished aged care Behavioural Management Unit (BMU). The pair is busily finalising the artwork to ensure it meets the form and function requirements of its health environment.

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Posted 11 Apr 2019
Arts Lab helps create a healthier Westmead

Arts Lab helps create a healthier Westmead

Tam Cao clearly sees the tangible link between art and health. Now stay tuned for his 7.5-metre by 2.5-metre piece that will adorn a wall in the refurbished Behavioural Management Unit (BMU) of Westmead Hospital.

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Posted 11 Apr 2019
New behavioural management unit creates caring environment

New behavioural management unit creates caring environment

Previously, patients with dementia or delirium were placed in acute geriatric units that catered for all older people’s health care needs. The newly-refurbished Behavioural Management Unit will de-escalate this distressing experience by providing a safe environment for an increasing number of patients.

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Posted 11 Apr 2019
Creative Westmead minds help future-proof redevelopment

Creative Westmead minds help future-proof redevelopment

Success of the 6S Lean Storeroom project isn't just about changing rooms. It’s the way participants change their thinking, says Westmead sponsor Daniel O’Flynn. See what those on the ground say about the award-winning program.

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Posted 10 Apr 2019
Health’s 6S Lean team sweeps aside KonMari

Health’s 6S Lean team sweeps aside KonMari

Move over KonMari. Westmead Hospital has cleaning covered. Three units joined phase 6 of the 6S Lean Storeroom project – and the results are stunning, transforming work spaces from wasteland to wonderland.

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Posted 10 Apr 2019
Westmead BMU underlines positive project approach

Westmead BMU underlines positive project approach

Westmead Hospital's Behavioural Management Unit (BMU) has received the thumbs up after a project user group walk-through. The refurbished nine-bed unit will provide a safe clinical zone for the care of patients with severe behavioural disturbances and dementia.
 

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Posted 10 Apr 2019
Hawkesbury Road widens Westmead's light rail future

Hawkesbury Road widens Westmead's light rail future

Redevelopment around the Westmead Precinct is about to enter the next phase with the opening stages of the Parramatta Light Rail project set to begin. But before the tracks can be laid and the light rail stops constructed, a major piece of work along Hawkesbury Road needs to happen.

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Posted 29 Mar 2019