October Was a big month for planning and consultation

Posted 03 Nov 2016
October workshop participants

October was a big month for our planning and consultation process. Here are a few highlights of where our project team has been and of some of the great feedback received.

Thanks to everyone who has attended workshops, meetings or had one-on-one discussions with the project team. Every suggestion is being carefully considered and we appreciate your time.

If you would like to get involved, please contact us to find out how.

Westmead Hospital volunteers update

We met with Westmead Hospital volunteers to update them on the project plus ask their thoughts on what was matters to them in the new hospital building.

The group shared with us the common questions that patients and visitors ask including how to navigate around Westmead Hospital and how to travel to Westmead Private or The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. They made suggestions about the public facilities that could be included in the new hospital building and had many comments and ideas about signage across the Westmead precinct.

Parramatta Light Rail staff also presented an overview of their consultation process and draft route.

Related information

Contact us to hear more about getting involved in planning process of the Westmead Redevelopment. We can also put you in touch with other staff to hear about other volunteering opportunities.

Consumer workshop for patient lounge areas

The design of patient lounges in the new hospital building was the focus of a workshop attended by consumers and staff.

Consumer representatives from Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and new recruits joined members of the Executive, project team and architects. The group heard how their feedback is being incorporated into planning and design work. Great suggestions and questions spanned a range of topics including seating, design, lighting, food options, facilities to buy or make food, and a space to enjoy a silent disco!

Related information

Read about how community members are getting involved in planning through workshops like this. Contact us to find out more including when our next event is.

Temporary linkway planning and testing

A new temporary linkway between hospitals will be maintained during construction of the acute services building between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

A recent workshop brought together around 30 staff, spanning dozens of departments and teams.

Participants brainstormed further testing, research or consultation required and planned for potential outages if access to the linkway is disrupted during construction.

Related information

A previous story about the linkway testing process.