Hospital progress impresses senior staff

Members of the senior on-site tour group.

Senior staff from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) were recently given an up-close look at progress within the new hospital building, with members of the Westmead Redevelopment Project team giving them a tour of the building site.

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Chief Executive Dr Michael Brydon was among the group and said he was excited at the rate of progression of the new building.

“This magnificent new building is really taking shape and we were fortunate on our tour to be able to walk the floor plate to get a feel for what these new clinical spaces will be like,” he said.

“Investment from the SCHN in this new building is extremely important for us as we plan for the future health needs of our children, both in Western Sydney and across the state.”

Dr Brydon and the team spent time walking on what will be Level 2 of the new hospital building, home to a brand new children’s emergency department, children’s short-stay ward, medical imaging and pharmacy.

The 14-storey building forms the centrepiece of the $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment. This truly integrated facility will host The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Hospital and The University of Sydney with all three organisations committing to strengthening ties between them. The building is expected to be in mid-2020.

Building works are progressing rapidly and recently a construction milestone was passed with the installation of the first exterior panels, the presence of which helps bring the artists’ impressions to life.

Members of the on-site tour group: Tim Mason (Senior Project Director, Health Infrastructure), Jane Curran (Project Manager, Multiplex), Michelle Lincoln (Change and Transition Lead, CHW), Lucas McKeown (Senior Site Manager, Multiplex), Natalie Tasker (Change and Transition Lead, CHW), Brian Jackson (Director Finance and Corporate Services, SCHN), Michael Brydon (Chief Executive, SCHN), Matt Curnow (Project Lead, PwC), Matt Vizard (Western Region Director, Health Infrastructure), Tim Hoffmann (Director Planning and Redesign, SCHN).