Latest news - October 2017

ENT and audiology refurbishment

ENT and audiology refurbishment

Westmead Hospital’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) and audiology departments are getting a new home, thanks to the Westmead Redevelopment. The refurbishment is part of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program. The program is refurbishing over 30 per cent of clinical areas in the hospital between 2017 and 2022.

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Posted 30 Oct 2017
Westmead Hospital visiting hours survey

Westmead Hospital visiting hours survey

At Westmead Hospital, a review of visiting hours and overnight stay procedures is underway. As part of this work, a new online survey has been launched.

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Posted 30 Oct 2017
Westmead Hospital Library designs near completion

Westmead Hospital Library designs near completion

With input received from staff and students, the design of the new Westmead Hospital Library is set to be finalised in the coming days.

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Posted 24 Oct 2017
Westmead Hospital visiting hours review

Westmead Hospital visiting hours review

The Westmead Redevelopment is an opportunity to review Westmead precinct-wide services, operations, procedures and communications. At Westmead Hospital, a review of visiting hours is underway. 

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Posted 24 Oct 2017
Ride and Stride Week 2017 recap

Ride and Stride Week 2017 recap

A big thank you to those who got involved in last week’s Ride and Stride Week! There were a lot of exciting activities across the week and we received positive feedback on how we can continue to improve travel links to and from Westmead.

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Posted 23 Oct 2017
Cake cutting for new gastro ward

Cake cutting for new gastro ward

Staff from Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology ward (A3A) celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished ward in the sweetest way – with cake!

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Posted 18 Oct 2017
Ride and Stride Week 2017

Ride and Stride Week 2017

Between 16-20 October 2017, all staff are encouraged to think about how they might come to work one day in the week by leaving the car at home and coming either by public transport, walking part of the journey or cycling.

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Posted 15 Oct 2017
Gastroenterology Day Centre

Gastroenterology Day Centre

Westmead Hospital has celebrated the second milestone in the refurbishment of its gastroenterology ward, with the opening of the renovated outpatient facility.

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Posted 12 Oct 2017
Patients celebrate new gastroenterology ward

Patients celebrate new gastroenterology ward

Westmead Hospital’s new-look gastroenterology ward has welcomed its first patients today (11 October 2017), following an extensive refurbishment.

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Posted 11 Oct 2017
IPU B6 refurbishment

IPU B6 refurbishment

The refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s IPU B6 started in August 2017 and is expected to be completed in April 2018. IPU B6 will be reinstated as an inpatient unit.

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Posted 09 Oct 2017
Presentation challenge embraced

Presentation challenge embraced

PechaKucha is a presentation on style that challenges the presenter to make a very short presentation using 20 images each for 20 seconds. An event on 5 October 2017 invited western Sydney artists to hear inspiring presentations, including an overview of the Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development.

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Posted 09 Oct 2017
Refurbishments: the big picture

Refurbishments: the big picture

The refurbishment of A3a, Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology new home, is part of a wider refurbishment program across the Westmead precinct, delivered through the Westmead Redevelopment. 

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Posted 04 Oct 2017
Gastroenterology is moving

Gastroenterology is moving

On 11 October 2017, the Gastroenterology Department moves from D3a/D3b to A3a.

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Posted 03 Oct 2017
Kids Research Institute

Kids Research Institute

Staff at the Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead began work in their refurbished office space for the first time on 8 October, 2017.

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Posted 03 Oct 2017