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.
Danny has been a staunch advocate of the Westmead Redevelopment project and the overall transformation of the Westmead precinct.
At the start of 2018, Danny took a tour of the new hospital building site and remarked at the time on the spirit of collaboration on the project.
“It’s wonderful to see the goodwill between the Westmead project team, Health Infrastructure, the designers, architects and the various builders and contractors, including Multiplex, our main works contractor, who have brought the project to this point,” he said.
Danny has been front and centre for many milestones across the project, including celebrations for the opening of the new multi-storey car park, refurbished spaces, the completion of early works and the announcement of Multiplex as the main works contractor.
Westmead Redevelopment project director Matt Vizard said working with Danny had been a privilege.
“Danny has provided genuine executive sponsorship of the project's integrated project team - the first in NSW. He has long championed the collaboration with all the precinct partners, which has been an essential ingredient of the redevelopment project at Westmead,” he said.
“He really believes in the transformation of healthcare at Westmead and has always supported our efforts, both publically and behind-the-scenes.
“The project team will greatly miss Danny’s inspiration and commitment to providing the best outcomes for patients, visitors, staff and the community – we look forward to welcoming him to the new hospital building when it is completed in 2020.”
Goodbye Danny – the Westmead Redevelopment project team will miss you greatly and wish you good luck in your retirement!