The Westmead Redevelopment’s new prototype rooms are set to open their doors to all staff, patients, visitors, researchers and students in October, giving people a first glimpse at spaces inside Westmead’s new hospital building.
“Sticky-beak week” – the prototype room viewing sessions – will be held on October 2, 3 and 4 from 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm at the prototype rooms, located on Dragonfly Drive, near Redbank House.
The prototype rooms have been under construction for several months and are designed to be identical replicas of spaces inside the new hospital building.
Visitors will be able to tour patient rooms, an operating theatre and staff stations, before construction is completed on the new building in 2020.
Westmead Redevelopment project director (delivery) Matt Vizard said the rooms were a critical step in completing the design and delivery of the new hospital building and refurbished spaces.
“The prototype rooms enable review by the builder and our project team, along with our project user groups, staff and consumers who will be using the new spaces,” he said.
“They’re also a great opportunity for our staff and students to really orientate themselves to the new spaces, and test out their models of care, in preparation for the transition into the new building.”
A range of different groups will tour the prototype rooms in the coming weeks, including project user groups, consumers and executive.
Sticky-beak week will be held on October 2, 3 and 4 from 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm.
To register, contact WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au.
Download the map showing the location of the prototype rooms.
Directions from outside the main entrance of Westmead Hospital: Walk to Darcy Road. Turn onto Darcy Road and walk in the direction of Westmead Private, towards the multi-storey car park. Turn right into Dragonfly Drive and follow the signs to the prototype rooms (inside the big green shed).
Directions from outside The Children's Hospital at Westmead: Walk along Hawkesbury Road in the the direction towards Westmead station. Turn right at Darcy Rd and walk in the direction of the multi-storey car park. Turn right into Dragonfly Drive and follow the signs to the prototype rooms (inside the big green shed).
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Read about the new hospital building.