Last week Lucia Labib, the Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) of Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology ward, was presented with flowers. This kind gift was from the A3a refurbishment construction team and followed the ‘handover’ inspection.
Handover marks the end of the construction phase. Now that handover of the space has occurred, Westmead Hospital now commence the operational commissioning of the area.
During this phase, Westmead Hospital staff including the gastroenterology NUM, complete their checks and testing to make sure A3a is ready for the first patients.
In the coming weeks there will be deliveries of medical consumables, curtains and patient beds.
A series of training and orientation sessions have started. Sessions are preparing staff and include training on new equipment and spaces including the isolation room (a negative pressure room for immunocompromised and infectious patients).
A3a is the new home of gastroenterology, which will be known as Gastroenterology Comprehensive Care Centre and includes the newly named Gastroenterology Day Centre (the day clinic for outpatients).
Over 30 per cent of clinical areas at Westmead Hospital will be refurbished through the Westmead Redevelopment between 2017 and 2022. Read about the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.