Latest news - October 2018

Parramatta Light Rail team in Parramatta’s Centenary Square

Parramatta Light Rail team joins Westmead Hospital's 40th

Westmead Hospital’s birthday celebrations kick off on 5 November and the Parramatta Light Rail team is getting involved.

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Posted 26 Oct 2018
Aluminium and copper pipes are assembled for recycling

Refurbishment team reuses, recycles, repurposes

The redevelopment project team continues to apply the “reuse, recycle and repurpose” phase to Stage 2 of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.  

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Posted 26 Oct 2018
Students make their pitches to the panel at the mid-point presentation.

Students unveil solutions to real-world problems

Sydney University students will unveil their solutions for health literacy and way-finding at a Westmead presentation on Tuesday.

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Posted 26 Oct 2018
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Art Curator Ivy Baddock

Panel shapes new building’s art

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Art Curator Ivy Baddock is among a talented of group of Sydney-based arts professionals charged with helping recommend artists for more than a dozen stunning pieces as part of the Arts and Culture Strategy for the $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project.

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Posted 25 Oct 2018
Bligh Park mum Julie Barnett

Carer zones a hit during National Carer’s Week

The Westmead Redevelopment team marked National Carers’ Week at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead by showcasing what the new hospital building will offer carers, patients and visitors when it opens in 2020.

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Posted 19 Oct 2018
Artist's impression of the new building with a celebratory ribbon and bow

Redevelopment joins Westmead Hospital's 40th celebrations

The Westmead Redevelopment project is joining the week-long celebrations, marking 40 years since Westmead Hospital opened.

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Posted 09 Oct 2018
Westmead Hospital’s Narelle Holden at a NAIDOC Week 2018 event

The Shed shapes designs for Westmead’s community facilities

Members of the Westmead Redevelopment’s project team recently returned to The Shed to chat to Aboriginal community members, providing an update on the cultural gathering place and other community areas in the new hospital building.

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Posted 09 Oct 2018
Mike Font in the prototype rooms

Carer experiences evident in new hospital building design

Caring for his parents in their final years motivated consumer Mike Font to get involved with the design of the new hospital building at Westmead. Mike is one of many carers being celebrated by the Westmead Redevelopment project team during National Carers Week, which runs from 14 - 20 October 2018.

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Posted 08 Oct 2018
The first façade panel is lifted into place

New hospital building puts on its face

Construction of the new hospital building at Westmead has reached an exciting milestone, with the first façade panel being lifted into place at the rear of the construction site. 

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Posted 08 Oct 2018
Job seeker event attendees

Removing barriers for Aboriginal job seekers

A recent event held at the Westmead Connectivity Centre discussed how to remove barriers faced by Aboriginal job seekers.

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Posted 08 Oct 2018
Members of Westmead Hopsital's emergency department

Hundreds pop into prototype rooms for a sticky beak

Nearly 250 people took advantage of the project’s inaugural “sticky beak week” last week, popping down to the new prototype room facility for a looksee.

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Posted 05 Oct 2018
The revamped helipad

Fresh coat of paint for Westmead Hospital helipad

Westmead Hospital’s busy helipad has been given a revamp, courtesy of the district’s capital works team.

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Posted 04 Oct 2018
Tour group from The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Children's ED team visit prototype rooms

The multidisciplinary team who’ll be occupying one of the busiest parts of the new hospital building got an up-close look at their future work environment, with a tour of the project's new prototype rooms.

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Posted 02 Oct 2018
Members of Westmead Hospital’s sterilising department with Baxter staff

Award-winning storeroom program helps overseas hospitals

The award-winning Westmead lean storeroom program has been thanked for donating equipment and suppliers to overseas health facilities.

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Posted 27 Sep 2018
Your invitation to visit the prototype rooms

REMINDER: All invited to Sticky Beak Week

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.

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Posted 27 Sep 2018

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