Team high-fives before the move

The final commissioning meeting in a new meeting room in IPU B6

Boxes are being packed, final moving lists are being checked and staff are readying for Westmead Hospital’s new inpatient unit, which is set to open on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Two busy wards and a clinic will move into the new 64-bed unit (IPU B6).

The final commissioning meeting was held last week and was attended by representatives from orderly services, maintenance, ICT, security, maintenance, physiotherapy, Allied Pickfords Business Relocations, the Westmead Redevelopment project team, and nurse unit managers from the wards and clinic who are moving.

Westmead Redevelopment director of clinical strategy and redevelopment Deanne Turner, said she was pleased with the meeting and praised the hard work undertaken by the group.

“It’s a major team effort, so a big high-five to everyone. It isn’t an easy task to move so many patients, plus a clinic in such a busy hospital. A project like this requires a huge and thorough planning process to minimise risks and impacts on patients, carers and staff.

“Commissioning meetings are an important part of the refurbishment process. They happen after a refurbished area has been handed back to Western Sydney Local Health District. We gather the team, check we are all ready for the move and opening, plus finalise any last-minute issues.

“The final commissioning meeting is also an important chance to put our heads together and summarise our lessons learned. We take this knowledge onto other refurbishments that are part of the Westmead Redevelopment project.”

The renovation of IPU B6 is part of the redevelopment’s refurbishment program, which is transforming over 30 percent of clinical areas inside Westmead Hospital between 2017 and 2022.

If you have any questions about this refurbishment, please contact us.

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