Latest news - May 2019

USyd design students `hack' needle phobias

USyd design students `hack' needle phobias

Severe needle phobias often prevent children from completing their immunisation schedules. University of Sydney students are devising innovative ways to overcome this worldwide problem.

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Posted 22 May 2019
Westmead foundation raises spirits of cancer patients

Westmead foundation raises spirits of cancer patients

Following the success of its Christmas cosmetics giveaway, Westmead Hospital Foundation - the fundraising arm of Westmead Hospital since 1990 - has provided pamper packs to patients receiving cancer treatment.

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Posted 22 May 2019
USyd staff explore design innovation in prototype rooms

USyd staff explore design innovation in prototype rooms

Fourteen staff members of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Initiative were provided a glimpse of things to come in the Central Acute Services Building (CASB) when they were shown around the prototype rooms on Dragonfly Drive.

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Posted 16 May 2019
Roundabout removal, parking changes for Hawkesbury Road

Roundabout removal, parking changes for Hawkesbury Road

Work on Hawkesbury Road at Westmead in late May to early June will include the removal of the roundabout at the intersection of Caroline Street. Variable Message Signs will be displayed prior to the road closure.

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Posted 15 May 2019
Parts of Westmead’s Redbank Road closed Saturday 25 May

Parts of Westmead’s Redbank Road closed Saturday 25 May

Redbank Road will be closed between the Brain Injury Unit and the Westmead Hospital loading dock from 2am and 8pm on Saturday 25 May. Traffic controllers will be in place to assist motorists and pedestrians.

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Posted 13 May 2019
Parking removed, relocated from Hawkesbury Road

Parking removed, relocated from Hawkesbury Road

Parking zones on Hawkesbury Road between Jessie Street and Darcy Road will be permanently removed from late May to accommodate the future Parramatta Light Rail. Parking will be relocated to nearby streets where possible. Link through to the latest news in the community notification. 

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Posted 10 May 2019
Progress drives new Uni Clinics loop at Westmead Hospital

Progress drives new Uni Clinics loop at Westmead Hospital

Mark Monday 3 June down if you use the University Clinics at Westmead Hospital, off Hawkesbury Road. From that date, the road into the Uni Clinics will operate as a one-way loop around the construction zone for the new hospital forecourt. You'll just pop back out on to Hawkesbury Road 100 metres further north. It's that simple.

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Posted 09 May 2019
Hawkesbury Road widening investigates next phase

Hawkesbury Road widening investigates next phase

The Hawkesbury Road widening is crucial to the Parramatta Light Rail project ensuring a modern transport system in step with Westmead's growth as a world-leading health, innovation, research and education precinct. The next investigation works through May are between Darcy Road and Jessie Street.

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Posted 03 May 2019
Tackle Parramatta’s love for fine food, footy

Tackle Parramatta’s love for fine food, footy

Take in a game at the best sports stadium in the southern hemisphere and tackle the special Parramatta Game Day discounts and deals at nearby Eat Street. Find out how to mix footy with a feast.

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Posted 02 May 2019