Latest news - September 2018

Members of Westmead Hospital’s emergency department visit the prototype rooms

Westmead Hospital emergency team peeks into the future

Members of Westmead Hospital’s emergency department (ED) have taken a tour of the prototype rooms for the new hospital building. 

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Posted 24 Sep 2018
WSLHD chief executive Danny O'Connor

Westmead Redevelopment farewells Danny O’Connor

Western Sydney Local Health District’s beloved chief executive Danny O’Connor is retiring at the end of this week, after eight years at the helm of the district.

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Posted 23 Sep 2018
The new hoist is being installed

New construction hoist kicks off next phase of refurbishments

The second stage of the Westmead Redevelopment’s refurbishment of Westmead Hospital has kicked off, with the assembly of a new man and materials hoist in the loading dock. 

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Posted 20 Sep 2018
Virtual reality goggles are used at Westmead’s Tech Expo

Westmead Redevelopment joins Tech Expo to chat about jobs

The Westmead Redevelopment project team joined the University of Sydney at the Tech Expo last week. The team chatted to staff and students about work opportunities and the impacts of new and emerging technologies.

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Posted 20 Sep 2018
Event attendees mingle

Applied Medical Science Honours at Westmead continues to inspire

On September 11, dozens of potential honours students gathered at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research  to meet scientists from across the precinct and discuss potential honours projects.

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Posted 19 Sep 2018
Alexis Garth with mum Katherine from Penrith

Westmead Redevelopment joins Operation Art launch

The Westmead Redevelopment project team joined the Operation Art exhibition launch on September 15 and chatted to 300 school children and their families about its arts strategy.

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Posted 17 Sep 2018
Board members and executives view a room

Hospital board, exec get first glimpse at new prototype rooms

The Westmead Redevelopment’s new prototype rooms got their first official visitors last week, with the Western Sydney Local Health District board and key executives from across the Westmead precinct checking out the new space.

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Posted 13 Sep 2018
Students present to the panel

Students pitch way-finding fixes to shark tank

 From apps to Westmead ambassadors – University of Sydney students have pitched a range of innovative solutions to digital way-finding and self-service at Westmead, taking their ideas to a “shark tank” of industry professionals.

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Posted 13 Sep 2018
Photos from the Quality Awards

Westmead Redevelopment wins at the Quality Awards

The Westmead Redevelopment project team celebrated a win and finalist award at the Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards at Rosehill Gardens on September 13.

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Posted 13 Sep 2018
The workshop participants in action

Change workshop sparks thinking for new hospital building

As construction progresses on Westmead’s new hospital building, work has also ramped up on the transition into the space, with staff continuing to prepare for the move.

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Posted 12 Sep 2018
Doctor Samriti Sood

Career inspiration at postgrad events

The University of Sydney is holding two postgraduate networking events at Westmead, aiming to inspire prospective students.

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Posted 09 Sep 2018
Photo from the student visit

Multiplex students and trainees hear about #WorkOutWest

Local high school students from the Jarara Indigenous Education Unit were joined by trainees from Multiplex’s Westmead Connectivity Centre at a recent school excursion, which included a BBQ, site tour and presentations about jobs in the construction and health sectors.

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Posted 09 Sep 2018
Copy of the invitatation to Sticky-beak Week

All invited to check out Westmead’s new hospital building

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 07 Sep 2018
General Manager Brett Thompson (fourth from left) in the University Clinics

Westmead’s University Clinics make-over complete

Make-over work on Westmead Hospital’s University Clinics has been completed – much to the delight of staff, patients and visitors.

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Posted 07 Sep 2018
A previous Parramatta Light Rail information session at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Transport pop-ups coming to Westmead

The Parramatta Light Rail and Sydney Metro West teams will join the Westmead Redevelopment project team at two upcoming pop-up sessions at Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead. 

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Posted 05 Sep 2018
Jo Osborne, Marily Cintra and Carla Edwards

New arts lab at Westmead for local creatives

Westmead’s new ArtsLab has received a significant boost, courtesy of a Create NSW grant, designed to foster creative opportunities for local artists. 

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Posted 04 Sep 2018
The Children's Hospital at Westmead nurse manager of the operating suite Colleen Hamilton

Kids join the War on Waste

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network launched its Kids’ War on Waste last week and the Westmead Redevelopment project was on-hand to share the sustainability message, with its range of water bottles and Keep Cups. 

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Posted 03 Sep 2018
Westmead Hospital intensive care social worker Jemma Shanahan

Changing family and visitor intensive care experiences

Social worker Jemma Shanahan is a champion of the central role of consumers in redevelopment design and planning as work advances on the refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s intensive care services .

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Posted 02 Sep 2018
Westmead Hospital's admissions team picked up redevelopment drink bottles

Hundreds hear about redevelopment during Hospital Week

The Westmead Redevelopment project team were on-hand during Hospital Week (August 29 – 31) to give away some goodies, while updating staff, patients and visitors on progress of the new hospital building.

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Posted 02 Sep 2018
BBQ attendees give a big 'thumbs up'

Redevelopment cooks up a storm for drought relief

The Westmead Redevelopment team held a BBQ last Thursday (August 30) to raise much-needed funds for NSW farmers.

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Posted 02 Sep 2018

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