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Multi-storey car park opening, origami Christmas tree, Multiplex graduate morning tea, Westmead Hospital library refurbishment, consumer thank you event, new centre for young adults and adolescents, Faculty of Dentistry refurbishment, Westmead Hospital refurbishment, car parking reminder for staff, new car park numbering, University Clinics entrance closure and works on site.
Multi-storey car park, Kids Research's Clinical Research Centre, refurbishment update, Westmead waste warriors, works on site.
Official opening of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), 2017 Boomtown infrastructure summit, new Precinct Post edition, new timetables and works around Westmead.
Westmead Hospital library closure, reminder on car parking changes for staff and works on site.
Westmead Hospital Library Refurbishment update, a BBQ with Aboriginal Elders to discuss a new cultural gathering space, Arts and Culture Strategy development update, a group visited Royal North Shore Hospital's intensive care unit, reminders about the Mons Rd and oval car park and Westmead Hospital B5 temporary relocations, and works on site.
A long-term Westmead resident shares his memories, activity-based working at Western Sydney Local Health District, reminder on Westmead Hospital visiting hours and overnight procedure survey, Westmead Education and Conference Centre update, information on the inpatient unit (IPU) B6 refurbishment at Westmead Hospital, and works on site.
Westmead Hospital visiting hours survey; new refurbishment for Westmead Hospital ear, nose, throat (ENT) and audiology departments; Westmead Hospital accessible parking staff survey; multi-storey car park update; Mons Road and oval car park changes; and works around Westmead.
Ride and Stride Week recap, Carer's Week, Holroyd High School students visit, Westmead Hospital visiting hours review, celebrations continue in Westmead Hospital's gastroenterology ward, and works on site.
Ride and Stride Week, PechaKucha-style presentation reminder, masterplanning workshop, new gastroenterology ward opens, Carer's Week and works on site.
Ride and Stride Week, Queens Road cycleway, Westmead Hospital IPU B6 refurbishment, Arts and Culture Strategy update, reminder on relocation of Westmead Hospital's Gastroenterology Department, Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) level 2 refurbishment, and works around the precinct.
Gastroenterology's relocation to A3a, Westmead Hospital library upgrades, Westmead Hospital refurbishment program overview, Parramatta Light Rail at Cumberland Hospital, Kids Research Institute upgrades, Arts and Culture Strategy update, works in and around Westmead Hospital.
Origami workshops, Ride and Stride Week, Sydney Concepts at Westmead, and works in and around Westmead.
Arts and Culture Strategy workshops and questionnaire reminder, A3a handover, Parramatta Light Rail pop-up and works on site.
A traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony marked the start of construction of the new hospital building, WECC info day, Parramatta Light Rail on public exhibition, new fleet services car park and works on site update.
WECC level one now open, New LINAC machine is installed, The Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture strategy survey is available and Multiplex and the project team celebrate Father's Day at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) level 1 update, the Australian Government's chief medical officer visits, Westmead Hospital maintenance staff visit A3a, the Hospital School students inspect the construction site, new Fleet Services car park, Parramatta Light Rail forums and works around Westmead.
Arts and culture workshops, Westmead Hospital Week, new Westmead Hospital Staff Common Room, and works on site.
Final preparation for the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), O3Hub opens, hologram workshop, Westmead Hospital refurbishment program update, and works on site.
We take a look at the Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture Strategy, the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) hoarding comes down in preparation for the finalisation of works, and we give you a sneak peek at the freshly complete O3Hub.
Sydney Science Park partnership, WECC update, storeroom clean-outs, and works on site at Westmead.
O3Hub update, construction forum and update, wayfinding project, staff forum and works in and around site.
Noise, dust and asbestos information session; Hospital Week information session; Westmead Hospital refurbishment program; valet update; consumers design our healthcare future; works inside Westmead Hospital and around the Westmead precinct
Next edition of our two-part half yearly review and look-ahead. New road naming, consumer recap and update and westmead precinct iniatives.
Special half year edition - we look back on the past 6 months and look at the exciting work ahead until December.
Parramatta Light Rail, Westmead Hospital refurbishment program, lift upgrade, University Clinics pop-up events, works in and around Westmead Hospital.
Consumers shape the main entry design, Kids Research Institute refurbishment begins, new public car parking resources, the Precinct Post is out, University Clinics pop-up events, Westmead Hospital refurbishment program and works on site.
Pop-up information booths, update on the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program including the newly named O3 Hub, changes to the University Clinics pick-up and drop-off areas, works inside Westmead Hospital and works on site this week.
Two new MRI machines at Westmead Hospital; overview of the refurbishment program; changes to University Clinics pick-up, drop-off and parking, and updates on works on site.
Planning update on new ways of working (NWOW), opening of the first NWOW space at Blacktown, planning update, Westmead Hosptial refurbishment program update, car parking changes, WSLHD Wellbeing Festival, works inside Westmead Hospital and works on site.
We recognise and celebrate our nurses and midwives for International Nurses’ Day, news about The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s helipad, an update on parking changes in the precinct and works on site this week.
This week's edition includes an update on planning, information about the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program, a look at the exciting work happening around New Ways of Working across the Western Sydney Local Health District and the completion of The Westmead Institute for Medical Research link bridge.
Bike plan and pop-up event summary, community consultation update, Paper-Lite launch, new ways of working (NWOW) update, next WSLDH staff forum, update on Westmead Hospital refurbishment program and works on site.
Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) update, bike plan pop-up event, update on Westmead Hospital refurbishment program, Western Sydney Local Health District staff forum, and works on site.
Completion of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead helipad, start of demolition to make way for the new hospital building, Westmead Hospital refurbishment program and works on site this week.
Multiplex announcement, Asbestos fact sheet, Parramatta Valley Cycleway tour, NWOW fact sheet and refurbishment information.
Hospital Road closure, demolition works, the next Westmead Hospital staff forum, refurbishment summary and works on site information.
Update on demolition works about to commence, Westmead Hospital refurbishment program, works on site update, Westmead Hospital Staff Forum and works this week.
Staff celebrate the opening of the new temporary linkway, Parramatta Light Rail visit Westmead, travel survey opens, new building fact sheet, changes to car parking and update on construction across the precinct.
Healthcare Week 2017, temporary linkway, Parramatta Light Rail, communications survey reminder, car park changes and construction works this week.
We celebrate International Women's Day with three profiles, Bandaged Bear visits the temporary linkway, a staff selfie competition, Parramatta Light Rail pop-up events and works on site update.
In our 100th edition, we look back on previous editions, provide an update on the WECC and Plaza, celebrate an award win, plus our regular works on site updates.
Our consumers review progress on in-patient units, Parramatta Light Rail announcement, communications survey, construction and works on site updates.
Disruption message from two Chief Executives, works on site update and weekly update.
GPs brainstorm ICT solutions, a new temporary linkway construction bgins, parking update and works on site.
Our construction team helps out on bigHEARTED month, we share a multi-storey car park update, the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) officially starts and we give our site update.
In the first edition for 2017 we look at the year ahead, chat to Graham Brown about being a buggy driver and consumer representative, hear about car parking changes and updates on works on site.
We celebrate the many achievements of 2016, look towards 2017, update staff and partners on site works over the holiday period, and chat with a medical student about the upgrade of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC). This is the last Project Update (aka Westmead Update) for 2016.
We congratulate A W Edwards on winning a prestigious safety award, update staff on two construction forums and remind staff of precinct access changes.
Our new crane gets new 'drivers', a clincial simulation test, car park closures and site updates.
University of Sydney's new honours program, new consumers welcomed, WIMR linkway closed, changes to access routes and site updates.
Meet our new crane called UCrane Bolt and learn about the work about to commence on the acute services building plaza.
An update on planning for the new pedeatric Emergency Department, a recent community and staff pop up event and a testing area is partially returned to staff.
October has been a busy month for planning and consultation. Thie edition we share what our many groups have been up to and what's matters to them in the new hospital building.
The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) staff pop-up event draws a crowd, and we chat to Jo Tallon in the WSLHD Infection Prevention Team about her role in planning.
Edition 86 covers Ride and Stride Week 2016. We summarise your feedback, share photos and give info on Westmead bicycle user groups (BUGs).
Our special Ride and Stride Update contains lots of information about what’s on this week – cycling, walking, talks and light rail and public transport.
We spend time with a paediatric cardiologist, attend a launch of an exciting aged care service launch event and a Greater Sydney Commission representative stops by for a visit.
The testing of the potential layout of wards, a refurbishment for the Gastro Department, and update on works on site.
An update on the new helipad and 'New Road', plus we hear patient feedback from the Emergency Department through a survey
The pneumatic tube system upgrade, a new pedestrian route, Parramatta Light Rail and works on site update.
We celebrate our 80th Westmead Update! This edition we cover a visit to Hornsby Hospital and a community workshop to plan the entrance to our new hospital building.
We launch our new virtual reality experience during Hospital Week and were inspired by Louisa Hope, surivor from the Lindt cafe siege.
Share your ideas about the new hospital building entrance and hear about a recent meeting with GPs, consumers and hospital staff.
Expanding digital technology at Westmead and update on the new road
A new linkway is tested, students are interviewed at the Research Hub Open Day and
Update on parking, the new road and a consumer technology workshop
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on exhibition, new images and staff forums
New temporary linkway planning and launch of the Westmead Economic Study
We call for community members to join us as 'consumer representatives'. We've also made some upgrades to the project web and YouTube.
New hospital signage unveiled and hospital planning milestone celebrated
A special visitor from Sweden, we search for patients and families to help us and a general update on works
Staff input via workshops on future ways of working and we call for ideas for the name of a new road
A message from Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Chief Executive and Western Sydney Local Health District Chief Executive following a site visit by the NSW Premier, Health Minister, Treasurer and other VIPs
The project team visits the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and cooling towers go in
New Information Hub and a visit to Lismore Hospital
Celebrating our talented staff at Westmead, our sister project at Blacktown and a tank
Taking information to the patient, getting researchers closer to data, bringing products to patients - how changing technology will transform our new hospital
Car park design news
Car park changes
Transport planning on the agenda
Consumer reps site visit and more parking news
Profile on aged care
Car park construction under way - please be patient
Project user groups update
Schematic design special
Parking and light rail plans revealed
Masters of Nursing sim labs complete
Powering up for the future
Meet the team member keeping a close eye on parking progress
Nursing clinical lab under the spotlight & see how we're changing the way we work
You won't believe how much we've changed
Digital future looks bright at Westmead
It's time for the finishing touches in the new emergency short stay unit
Our short stay redevelopment nears completion
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Westmead Project. We hope you enjoy our year in review special!
Light rail headed for Westmead
Parking progress at Westmead
New ways of learning are transforming the way we approach clinical education
Power to the people - infrastructure upgrades secure our power supplies and research institute rebrands
"User-friendly and well-equipped space" on the way thanks to short stay redevelopment
Spotlight on information technology - meet our IT guru Mark and find out what's planned for the IT systems of the future
New one stop info shop and vollies help desk on the way
Reaching out to Vollies
Short stay redevelopment starts
Premier launches central concept design
Meet PwC project manager Matt
Short stay redevelopment set to start
Joanne Edwards talks new opportunities in nursing
Major university partnership announced
Uni Clinics lead ambulatory care change
Consumers check short stay and electrical upgrades get underway
Meet intern Tim Dunbar and check out our new calling cards
Rolling staff presentations underway and some backyard diplomacy
Video explains hospital planning
Meet Marnie Blackburn from Johnstaff
Due diligence milestone
Blue sky thinking creates ED of the future
Making consumers count
Premier ideas define new ways of working & we talk to our GM Andrew Newton