Workers on our construction sites follow health orders to keep you, and each other, safe
Children's Emergency entry has moved to Hawkesbury Rd - look for the red column signs
The 24-page autumn Precinct Post pays tribute to western Sydney’s new 14-level centrepiece of health, research and education following the opening by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
More operating theatres, patient rooms and world-class services, including two new emergency departments - NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian opens Westmead's new Central Acute Services Building.
"Spacious and a great place to stay" See what the first patients thought of the Block K paediatric emergency department
The Adults’ Emergency Department at Westmead Hospital relocates into the 14-level Central Acute Services Building (CASB) on Wednesday 17 February. See our map and video.
A 16-metre tall piece titled A Tree Full of Life near the front entrance of Westmead’s new Black K stands as a testament to the artist's love and respect for nature and all life in it.
Check out the fly-through video and artist impressions of the new Paediatric Services Building for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. It's all part of the Westmead Stage 2 redevelopment project.
The Precinct Post summer 2020-21 edition is green for go. So whether its operational, artistic or visionary, the latest Post showcasing the Westmead Health Precinct has something for everyone. Sit back and enjoy the read.
The departing vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Sydney leaves behind a vast legacy in Westmead. Michael Spence AC talks about what he'll miss most about the Westmead Health Precinct.
A new University of Sydney campus will build on the Westmead Health and Innovation District's role as one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia.
The Central Acute Services Building (CASB) was honoured with its first major award when announced as 2020 Health Project of the Year at the annual Boomtown! Property & Infrastructure Summit.
This NAIDOC Week, we speak to trans-disciplinary artist Nicole Monks on the collaborative work, Mudinga, now installed in the Cultural Gathering Place at Westmead’s Central Acute Services Building and why it was created to start a conversation within the community.
Westmead Hospital’s birthday celebrations kick off on 5 November and the Parramatta Light Rail team is getting involved.
The redevelopment project team continues to apply the “reuse, recycle and repurpose” phase to Stage 2 of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.
Sydney University students will unveil their solutions for health literacy and way-finding at a Westmead presentation on Tuesday.
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.
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.
The Westmead Redevelopment project is joining the week-long celebrations, marking 40 years since Westmead Hospital opened.
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.
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.
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.
A recent event held at the Westmead Connectivity Centre discussed how to remove barriers faced by Aboriginal job seekers.
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.
Westmead Hospital’s busy helipad has been given a revamp, courtesy of the district’s capital works team.
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.
The award-winning Westmead lean storeroom program has been thanked for donating equipment and suppliers to overseas health facilities.
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.
Members of Westmead Hospital’s emergency department (ED) have taken a tour of the prototype rooms for the new hospital building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Sydney is holding two postgraduate networking events at Westmead, aiming to inspire prospective students.
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.
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.
Make-over work on Westmead Hospital’s University Clinics has been completed – much to the delight of staff, patients and visitors.
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.
Westmead’s new ArtsLab has received a significant boost, courtesy of a Create NSW grant, designed to foster creative opportunities for local artists.
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.
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 .
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.
The Westmead Redevelopment team held a BBQ last Thursday (August 30) to raise much-needed funds for NSW farmers.
The $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project has launched its arts and culture strategy, aimed at transforming experiences at Westmead through the arts across healthcare, education, training, research and well-being.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team were on-hand at the Westmead Research Hub’s student open day to engage students about future education, training, research (ETR) and employment opportunities.
It is one year since the new teaching and learning facilities opened in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) level 1, and we are collecting feedback on how these spaces are working for staff and students. We would love to hear your thoughts!
University of Sydney students have started a new project, focused on developing innovative solutions to digital way-finding and self-service at Westmead.
Westmead’s new hospital building has hit its construction halfway height mark, with seven of 14 visible on the skyline.
The Westmead Redevelopment last week participated in the Sydney Science Festival’s event at Westmead, celebrating the hospital’s commitment to cancer treatment.
The latest phase of the popular 6S Lean Storeroom initiative kicked off at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead last week.
A major initiative of the University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), and delivered by WSLHD’s Capital Works team, the $5.5 million Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) was launched on Friday August 10 by Parramatta MP Geoff Lee.
The Federal and State Government’s goal of creating 200,000 knowledge jobs within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is off to a strong start, with work set to commence at Sydney Science Park.
Westmead Hospital’s new-look $3.5 million library has officially opened, offering staff and students a renovated, contemporary space to study and learn.
A delegation from Binzhou Medical University Hospital got an up-close view of the Westmead Redevelopment construction site on July 31 as part of their visit to Westmead Hospital.
The team behind Multiplex’s Westmead Connectivity Centre have released a new video, showcasing many of the faces at the western Sydney facility.
Community members, GPs and pharmacists have continued their work as part of a review of the medication management process for older patients at Westmead Hospital.
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team will be at the Info Hub, near the main entrance, during Hospital Week to share information and give away goodies.
The Westmead Redevelopment’s Info Hub has re-opened after a brief holiday due to the refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s main entrance.
More than 150 submissions have been received for the Westmead Redevelopment’s arts and culture program during the project’s call for artists.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead continued the NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrations last week.
The new perioperative suite on level 3 of the new hospital building will be shared between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead when it opens in 2020. We are asking you to put your thinking caps on and offer suggestions of names that celebrate the integration of this paediatric and adult unit!
Westmead Hospital’s aged care facilities are being refurbished, transforming the hospital’s care of older people. Consumers are sharing their experiences as carers and patients in hospital, to influence design and operations.
According to Kavita Devaharan from Multiplex, there is something about working as an engineer on a hospital project that ticks all the boxes.
A NAIDOC Week event at Westmead on Friday celebrated the important contribution that Aboriginal women make to communities in western Sydney and beyond.
Last week Westmead's Connectivity Centre hosted an exhibition of local Indigenous artists as part of NAIDOC Week who have been engaged on the project. Displays of bush medicines and a BBQ with kangaroo and crocodile was enjoyed by all!
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), CIVIQ and Sydney Water are urging patients, visitors and staff to swap sugary drinks for fresh free drinking water when they visit Westmead Hospital. Members of the Westmead Redevelopment team handed our free drink bottles to patients, visitors and staff.
Representatives from the Westmead Redevelopment attended the Burramatta NAIDOC 2018 event to discuss the newly launched Westmead Redevelopment Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Legacy Strategy.
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team were joined by Westmead Hospital staff at a colouring-in event in NAIDOC Week 2018.
Three hundred high-school students and 16 stall holders filled the Westmead Education and Conference Centre last week for the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) careers expo.
Celebrating Aboriginal people’s connection to the stars and skies was the topic of a thought-provoking talk, given at Westmead ahead of NAIDOC Week (July 8 – 15).
Artist Leanne Tobin’s Dance of the Dragonflies has been adapted to a colouring-in sheet. The Westmead Redevelopment project team are getting ready to get creative and colour-in at an event during NAIDOC Week.
A new wall of lights at Westmead Hospital has been unveiled, in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week celebrations.
New fly-through vision and images of the $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project, including the new central acute services building and Innovation Centre, have been officially released by NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
Last week, representatives from the Blacktown & Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion and the Westmead Redevelopment project attended the 2018 Western Sydney Careers Expo to promote the new Work Out West campaign.
There is plenty happening around Westmead during NAIDOC Week.
Staff from Western Sydney Local Health District and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network met recently to discuss lessons learned from their storeroom clean-ups.
Staff in Westmead Hospital’s geriatrics unit have celebrated with cake at the official opening of their refurbished unit.
Westmead Hospital Library re-opened its doors today, and staff and students are loving the refurbished space.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) capital works are ramping up as we near the end of the financial year. Take a look at some of the projects currently taking place.
Westmead Hospital Library will officially re-open its doors next week, as the refurbishment project comes to an end.
The deadline is fast approaching for artists to submit expressions of interests for the Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture Strategy. The deadline is Saturday, 30 June 2018 and more than 80 submissions have already been received.
A new Multiplex-supported initiative is underway at the construction site for the new central acute services building, in the form of a Salvation Army-sponsored café.
Over the last 10 months, representatives of the Westmead Redevelopment project team have regularly gone out to visit The Shed in Emerton.
Westmead’s new hospital building, which is opening in 2020, will require thousands of pieces of furniture, fixtures and equipment, including medical devices. Staff committees will be busy trialling equipment, ahead of final purchasing decisions, and a new testing area will help the team to continue this work.
Representatives from the Westmead precinct have come together for an inspiring workshop to develop strategies for embedding education, training and research (ETR) into models of care inside the new hospital building.
Representatives from the Westmead Redevelopment project team, including members of our project management team PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Western Sydney Local Health District recently visited Ronald McDonald House Westmead to help prepare a feast for it's hungry residents.
University of Sydney students have presented ideas to revolutionise Westmead as a global innovation district, to conclude a pilot subject based at the Westmead precinct.
A new event video has been released to celebrate the one-month anniversary of the launch of a new strategy, intended to close the gap at Westmead.
It’s now been six months since the Westmead Redevelopment project team opened the new multi-storey car park at Westmead Hospital and the benefit of the parking upgrades can been seen across the precinct.
Westmead Hospital’s geriatrics unit moved to a new home in D4a on May 30. The move makes room for a refurbishment of the aged care space, which includes a new behavioural management unit. The work is part of stage 2 of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.
If you’ve recently travelled down Dragonfly Drive at Westmead, you might have noticed the construction work occurring next to the Connectivity Centre. The worksite will be home to the project’s new prototype rooms, which are expected to open in August.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team are celebrating an important milestone, with the release of a new fact sheet that summarises the completed and upcoming work in the refurbishment program.
A workshop, held on May 30, asked consumers how new journey boards and other technologies could positively impact the patient experiences at Westmead.
Recently we went out on-site to have a chat with the boys behind the lifts. Meet Craig, Sebastian, Ruben, Brendan and Ken, our very own Westmead Redevelopment project crane drivers.
A Westmead event, held the week before NAIDOC Week, will celebrate the knowledge many Aboriginal people have about the stars and skies.
A review of medication management processes for older patients is underway at Westmead Hospital. Consumer and GP experiences are shaping discussions and will inform recommendations.
Library staff have today, Monday, 28 May 2018, started to move into their brand new home, moving books and journals and setting up help-points and staff stations, to prepare for the library’s re-opening in mid-June.
You’re invited to hear from University of Sydney students as they present how emerging technology will impact the future health workforce. Join us for an afternoon of ideas, inspiration, networking – and food!
A review of medication management processes for older patients is underway at Westmead Hospital. Consumer and GP experiences are shaping discussions and will inform recommendations.
The head of Westmead Hospital’s emergency department has asked consumers for their thoughts on a range of technology for the new hospital building.
The Westmead Redevelopment project’s overarching education, training and research user group went on a site tour of the refurbished Westmead Hospital Library earlier this month. Construction is on track for an end of May completion, with the library expected to re-open in mid-June.
Our littlest experts visited the construction site recently to check up on progress of the new hospital building!
Storerooms across Westmead are being reorganised during ongoing reviews and clean-ups. Staff from Western Sydney Local Health District and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network are transforming equipment and consumable storage areas using a philosophy called 6S.
New Westmead Redevelopment Keep Cups have been launched to celebrate the opening of the redevelopment’s new mini information hub - here's how you can win your very own!
We've had large amounts of progress since we last took footage of the central acute services building construction site. Take a look at our new footage - it's great to get a night-time view!
Last week, in celebration of International Nurses Day, Multiplex presented Westmead Hospital with a $5000 donation, to assist with continued education and skills development for nurses.
Multiplex showed their support for the newly announced Aboriginal Legacy Strategy last week by putting Dragonfly stickers on their helmets.
Are you artistic, innovative and keen to contribute to Westmead's new hospital building? Then we want you! Download our Expression of Interest information and apply by 30 June 2018.
A vibrant dragonfly artwork, created by local Darug artist Leanne Tobin, has been revealed by the Westmead Redevelopment project to coincide with the launch of the project’s Aboriginal Legacy Strategy and Action Plan.
The $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project has reaffirmed its commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, launching its legacy strategy and action plan at an event today. Revealed before Aboriginal Elders and hospital staff, the legacy strategy intends to close the gap at Westmead, committing to creating a welcoming, safe and connected environment in the new hospital building and refurbished spaces.
The University of Sydney’s School of Dentistry’s academic leadership and professional staff recently moved into their new space at Westmead, which has been designed with the principles of activity-based working.
Westmead Hospital is now home to a newly refurbished inpatient unit for patients recovering from surgery, delivered by the Westmead Redevelopment project.
Take a look at our construction statistics for the month of April.
University of Sydney interdisciplinary students pitched their ideas for our health tech future and workforce in a Shark Tank-style workshop at Westmead Hospital last week.
Westmead Hospital Library and University of Sydney staff and students got a sneak peak of the new library last week, on a site tour of the refurbished space.
Parramatta’s bustling Farmer’s Market was the location of a pop-up event last week. The Westmead Redevelopment project team joined a booth with Sydney Metro and teams from Parramatta Light Rail.
Westmead Hospital is now home to a newly refurbished inpatient unit for patients recovering from surgery, courtesy of the Westmead Redevelopment project.
Consumers have been wowed during a recent visit to the central acute services building construction site.
Now that our three cranes are finally all on-site and working, it’s time for you to decide your favourite!
Westmead Hospital lifts are undergoing a much-needed make-over, with the first new patient lifts opening last week.
Students from the University of Sydney are gaining global perspectives and cross-disciplinary teamwork skills via a new project for the Westmead Redevelopment.
Westmead Redevelopment project director Carla Edwards last week presented at the 2018 Patient Experience Symposium in Sydney.
The Westmead Redevelopment team paid a visit to Western Sydney Local Health District’s Youth Council last week, to get an insight on how the project can better engage with a younger audience.
It's the start of April and our final tower crane has arrived on-site. Find out the name and more!
Boxes are being packed, final moving lists are being checked and staff are ready for Westmead Hospital’s new unit opening on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Five busy wards and a clinic are moving into the new 64-bed inpatient unit (IPU B6).
All demolition works for the Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment are now complete, with the contractors now well and truly in the ‘building’ phase.
Last week, members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team, alongside staff from Westmead Hospital, the University of Sydney and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, marked the foundation of the central acute services building construction site, placing their hands in a slab of concrete.
New posters, featuring inspiring quotes from community members, have been revealed in the Westmead Redevelopment project office.
Following the recent completion of Kids Research, and the ongoing construction of the close observation unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, contractors FDC were excited to meet some of the patients and families in the lead up to Easter.
Pop-in to some pop-up booths around the Westmead precinct in the coming weeks.
Westmead Hospital’s new inpatient unit (IPU B6) will open in April. Staff are completing final checks, relocating equipment and stock, and preparing for patients.
Westmead Redevelopment’s project team have conducted a hand-over for the inpatient unit (IPU B6). This marks the end of stage one of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program.
In game-changing transport news for Westmead, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance have today announced a Sydney Metro West station for Westmead.
Want to know what kind of activity is happening on-site? We'll be reporting regular updates on our construction statistics so you can stay in the know.
A new 3D model of the Westmead precinct, complete with lights and custom-made vehicles, has been officially launched at Westmead Hospital.
The first students to graduate from the University of Sydney’s Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program at the Westmead precinct have now begun their clinical rotations.
The Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment is progressing, with the framework for internal walls going up this week.
The Westmead Redevelopment project’s Deanne Turner has taken part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation, as it marks 20 years of helping people with blood cancer.
More than 100 senior Sydney business people came together in western Sydney last week to discuss the region’s health and education future at the 2018 Westmead Alliance Business Leaders Lunch.
With Westmead’s new hospital building opening in a little over two years’ time, planners are already busy preparing a relocation schedule and strategy.
Westmead Hospital staff are undergoing orientation and training so they are prepared for the new inpatient unit, which opens next month.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today (March 12) officially opened the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Centre, which is expected to significantly improve medical treatment for children and young people.
It’s exciting times in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre as Cadwell Constructions officially starts work on the new Westmead Hospital Library.
Our new cranes Crane-ye and Sir Lift-a-Lot have arrived on-site. As they are officially the freshest “winches” since Bel-Air, you can expect to see lots of activity on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Chief Executive Michael Brydon took to the site of the new hospital building site recently to see what the project team have been up to.
The first activity-based working units at Westmead and Blacktown hospitals have been captured in a new video showcasing the staff who made the move a success.
The Westmead Redevelopment was an exhibitor at Catalyst West last week, a collaborative forum developed by Western Sydney University, to guide change in western Sydney.
Staff were impressed with progress during a site visit to the refurbished inpatient unit (B6) in Westmead Hospital.
Staff and patients have celebrated the official opening of a new ear, nose and throat (ENT) and audiology department at Westmead Hospital.
The Westmead Connectivity Centre, an initiative to match job seekers with local employment opportunities, has officially opened.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry at 1 Mons Road is being refurbished, and along with a new physical space, the administrative unit is adopting activity-based working (ABW).
Some of our smallest visitors arrived on-site last week to make sure everything was up-to-scratch with the new building. Check out Joy, Ruby and Niamh’s visit to the central acute services building construction site last week.
Casting all cranes! Get involved in our brand new production Westmead’s Next Top Crane
The Westmead Redevelopment project team was thrilled to attend the opening of Ronald McDonald House Westmead last week.
The opening of the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead (RMDH) is just around the corner, and families, patients, staff and the community are invited to take a look!
As we move into February, we thought it was a good chance to give you a glimpse of the construction that took place on the central acute services building site last month.
The Westmead Redevelopment is now on social media!
NSW Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Michael Daley visited Westmead last week to learn about the precinct and its activities.
In this week’s People of the Project feature, we interview on-site leading hand Srdjan Trifkovic.
The new Ronald McDonald House Westmead has now been completed and is preparing to welcome families.
In this week’s People of the Project feature, we interviewed Multiplex site engineer Emdad Balanji.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead Hospital has received a traditional Aboriginal artwork to commemorate the care and support provided to a Multiplex trainee’s premature baby and wife.
A big thank you to the hundreds of staff members, patients, carers, families, visitors and community members who have shared their vision for the Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture Strategy.
Westmead Hospital Library is being upgraded by the University of Sydney, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project.
Local Aboriginal Elders came to a BBQ last week hosted by the Westmead Redevelopment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. It was a chance to discuss the project and a cultural gathering space, which will be connected to the new hospital building.
The Westmead Redevelopment project team recently interviewed long-term Westmead resident Leslie Bellamy about his memories of the area.
Westmead Hospital’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) and audiology departments are getting a new home, thanks to the Westmead Redevelopment. The refurbishment is part of the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program. The program is refurbishing over 30 per cent of clinical areas in the hospital between 2017 and 2022.
At Westmead Hospital, a review of visiting hours and overnight stay procedures is underway. As part of this work, a new online survey has been launched.
With input received from staff and students, the design of the new Westmead Hospital Library is set to be finalised in the coming days.
The Westmead Redevelopment is an opportunity to review Westmead precinct-wide services, operations, procedures and communications. At Westmead Hospital, a review of visiting hours is underway.
A big thank you to those who got involved in last week’s Ride and Stride Week! There were a lot of exciting activities across the week and we received positive feedback on how we can continue to improve travel links to and from Westmead.
Staff from Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology ward (A3A) celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished ward in the sweetest way – with cake!
Between 16-20 October 2017, all staff are encouraged to think about how they might come to work one day in the week by leaving the car at home and coming either by public transport, walking part of the journey or cycling.
Westmead Hospital has celebrated the second milestone in the refurbishment of its gastroenterology ward, with the opening of the renovated outpatient facility.
Westmead Hospital’s new-look gastroenterology ward has welcomed its first patients today (11 October 2017), following an extensive refurbishment.
The refurbishment of Westmead Hospital’s IPU B6 started in August 2017 and is expected to be completed in April 2018. IPU B6 will be reinstated as an inpatient unit.
PechaKucha is a presentation on style that challenges the presenter to make a very short presentation using 20 images each for 20 seconds. An event on 5 October 2017 invited western Sydney artists to hear inspiring presentations, including an overview of the Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development.
The refurbishment of A3a, Westmead Hospital’s gastroenterology new home, is part of a wider refurbishment program across the Westmead precinct, delivered through the Westmead Redevelopment.
On 11 October 2017, the Gastroenterology Department moves from D3a/D3b to A3a.
Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead are major teaching hospitals of the University of Sydney. Teaching hospitals have always shared space with universities. What sets the Westmead Redevelopment’s WECC refurbishment apart is that in designing a shared space, partners across the Westmead precinct had an opportunity to consider what is important when it comes to the future of education, training and research at Westmead.
We've installed new hoarding between Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
A new partnership between the Sydney Science Park and the Westmead precinct will connect leading scientific research with innovative business and bring tens of thousands of jobs to Western Sydney.
Consumers, Westmead Redevelopment project team members and architects from HDR have participated in a wayfinding workshop.
We've recently farewelled our beloved UCrane Bolt, our crane on the multi-storey car park construction worksite.
Westmead precinct’s New Road has now been officially named Dragonfly Drive! You may have noticed the newly installed street sign when turning into the precinct from Mons Road.
We have published part one of a two-part special edition of our newsletter, celebrating the first 6 months of 2017 and looking ahead to December.
We've released two new, exciting videos, showing the construction of the multi-storey car park and site preparation for the new hospital building.
Parking concessions, and the way patients and visitors apply for them, will change from July 1, 2017.
Westmead precinct partners are seeking international master planning expertise and thought leadership to deliver a visionary masterplan that will see the Westmead health and education precinct develop into a world-class innovation district.
Western Sydney Local Health District and Westmead Redevelopment consumer representatives, Mike Font and Michael Watts, and the architects HDR Rice Daubney, are part of a project user group (PUG) working on main entry design for the new hospital building.
Construction has now commenced at the Kids Research Institute (KRI) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. During early-2018, Level 2 of KRI will have a completely refurbished staff office accommodation, exciting new meeting and social spaces and state-of-the-art Clinical Research Centre.
The extensive community consultation period continues at the Westmead Redevelopment. Culturally and linguistically diverse community groups and representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, have provided their insights and suggestions during a series of workshops and discussions.
City of Parramatta Council has drafted a Bike Plan for the Parramatta CBD and is now seeking feedback from the local community and visitors. Feedback is valued whether you are a cyclist or not.
The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) expansion and upgrade project is well underway with major demolition work completed. The room looks very different with the old green carpet gone.
Last week heavy demolition work began to demolish the old multi-storey staff car park and the facility which previously held the helipad and Neonatal and paediatric Emergency Services (NETS).
Tests at the new helipad for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead took place recently which is one of the final exercises required before the helipad is handed over to the to the Hospital and becomes operational.
Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee, along with representatives from Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, have today announced the state’s largest hospital redevelopment project has been awarded to Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd, who will build the new main hospital building in the $900 million Westmead Redevelopment.
Large demolition works are soon to commence at Westmead in preparation for building the new central acute services building.
The Parramatta Light Rail team visited Westmead to talk about the recently announced preferred route for Stage 1 of the project.
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 marked the end of an era – the closure of the original linkway connecting Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the opening of the new temporary linkway.
In supporting Westmead as a great place to work, study and socialise, the University of Sydney is continuing to expand the range of public events it is offering at the precinct.
A precinct travel survey was first conducted in 2014. In response to information provided in that survey and other forums, several transport changes are underway at Westmead. Help our planning by completing the 2017 survey.
On Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 9 March the Westmead Redevelopment communications team ran a booth at the annual Healthcare Week conference at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney.
This International Women's Day, we celebrate the work of three women working at Westmead - Michelle Englert, Halina Nagiello and Shalini Balram.
Halina Nagiello is a Senior Health Service Planner at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. She - and the broader clinical planning and redesign team - drive what our hospital buildings look like. Her primary role as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project team is to plan for the paediatric spaces in the new central acute services building.
This week for our celebration of international women’s day we interviewed one of our Westmead Redevelopment project managers, Michelle Englert, about her experiences studying engineering and working at Westmead.
It’s three years until the new hospital building opens. As part of the Westmead Redevelopment, staff and partners across the precinct are assessing models of care and new ways of working. Shalini Balram has been involved in an innovative program transforming aged care services at Westmead Hospital.
A number of health and wellness initiatives are happening across the Westmead precinct to make Westmead a more enjoyable and healthy place for staff, patients, carers, students and visitors. Learn about our staff competition to win a drink bottle.
The temporary linkway is nearing completion. It will maintain the connection between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead during construction of the central acute services building.
The preferred route for stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail was announced last week. It has been announced that stage 1 will include a link from Westmead to Parramatta and on to Carlingford.
A beautiful, green, welcoming front entrance is coming to Westmead Hospital in 2020 when the new Central Acute Building opens.
The refurbishment of the old staff cafeteria on Level 1 has now commenced as part of the new Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC).
Last week the inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards were held to celebrate all of the exciting projects occurring across Sydney.
The Westmead Redevelopment is conducting research into how people get information across the Westmead precinct. The results of this survey will help us to better target communication in the future to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time. Can you help us by completing the survey?
Westmead Redevelopment consumers have reviewed progress on the design of in-patient units for the new hospital building at a recent workshop.
Thirteen-year-old Mohamed put Dr Michael Brydon under the microscope about the Westmead Redevelopment and what it means for patients like him, families and staff of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
A series of workshops have asked GPs, staff and partners how Westmead's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can transform the patient journey and experiences.
The important connection between Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead will be maintained for as much time as possible during construction of the new acute services building.
You may have noticed there’s lots happening around the multi-storey construction site at the moment. A large volume of works is currently underway to deliver a key component of parking infrastructure for Westmead.
Members of the Westmead Redevelopment construction team have braved the cameras for a Valentines Day fundraising campaign for bigHEARTED month.
The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) Upgrade and Expansion project officially kicked off over the Christmas break with targeted refurbishments on level 2 of Westmead Hospital.
After a brush with death, Graham Brown, survived and wanted to do something to ‘give back’ to Westmead Hospital. He started by volunteering as a Westmead Hospital visitor buggy driver and last year became a Westmead Redevelopment consumer representative.
In 2017 all staff at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will be focused on their models of care, on transforming the way we work and the patient care experience. We’ll also be looking at improving education, training and research opportunities and shared services in the new building.
Consumer and community consultation will continue to be crucial to the success of the Westmead Redevelopment planning process. In December we thanked our consumers and asked them to reflect on their contribution and the year ahead.
Members of the Parramatta Light Rail project team visited Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Private Hospital recently to discuss the proposed rail network.
Our precinct is one of Sydney's most dynamic centres for research, health and education. Find out what our precinct partners are up to in the first edition of our new Precinct Post.
See the central concept fly-through
Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner talk about the future of Westmead
Premier Mike Baird unveils the central concept design for Westmead
Planning a new hospital involves consulting hundreds of clinicians - here's how we do it
NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner gives to go-ahead for early works to start