It’s full steam ahead with a busy year for everyone on the precinct. 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.
This is not just about what services are going to be in the new central acute services building, it will affect all staff.
Leena Singh, Westmead Redevelopment lead for Western Sydney Local Health District said, “Major change will occur over the next four years at Westmead, before the new hospital building opens in 2020.”
“We are consulting widely and reviewing our many health services and programs. We are putting our heads together with our Westmead colleagues, partners, consumers and contacts across two hospitals, three research institutes, two unis and with many others,” she continued.
The Westmead Redevelopment Project User Groups (PUGs) are resuming their rounds of planning meetings and group memberships are under review to ensure a balance of perspectives and expertise. The PUGs include representatives from clinical and non-clinical staff, precinct partners and consumers.
Leena continued, “But while PUGs focus on the detail of the infrastructure the main game is what happens inside the building and refurbished spaces.”
“We ask staff, patients and the community to bear with us so we can, in the long-run, deliver even more outstanding health services to the region.”
“Site preparation for the new hospital building is advancing, including changes along Hawkesbury Road in front of the University Clinics entrance. More car parking changes will also be seen across the precinct over the life of the project.” To find out more about the planning process and how you can get involved contact us.