Refurbishment program hits half-way point

The project team celebrates the end of stage one of the refurbishment program.

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.

The Westmead Hospital refurbishment program is transforming more than 30 per cent of clinical areas between 2017 and 2022. Stage 1 of the program was completed after the successful opening of the inpatient unit B6 in April 2018. Planning and design is underway for stage 2, with construction set to start soon.

Health Infrastructure project director Tim Shoolman said: “this new fact sheet is a great chance to look back on what we’ve achieved in the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program, as well as projects like the Westmead Education and Conference Centre and Kids Research projects.”

The fact sheet also highlights the work of Western Sydney Local Health District’s capital works team, who work closely with the project team.

Stage two for the Westmead Hospital refurbishment program includes the expansion of:

  • Intensive care unit (ICU) and administration areas
  • Gastroenterology comprehensive care centre
  • Aged care, including a new behavioural management unit
  • Loading dock
  • Transit lounge
  • Retail link to the new hospital building
  • Western Sydney Local Health District executive offices and the clinical support area

Westmead Redevelopment project co-ordinator Sacha Mott thanked the staff who have been part of the project user groups.

“Their insights have been critical to the design and refurbishment of these spaces,” she said.

“Many teams are in spaces quite different to their old locations, so services have been reviewed and tweaked. We have worked closely with each unit to prepare for the new environments.”

Tim added: “I’d like to thank patients, carers, families, visitors, staff, students and researchers for their patience while we continue to undertake large amount of refurbishment and construction works in and around the Westmead precinct.”

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Download a copy of the fact sheet summarising stage one and stage two of the Westmead Redevelopment refurbishments.

Photo caption: The project team celebrates the end of stage one of the refurbishment program, with the opening of Westmead Hospital’s inpatient unit B6.

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