Acute Services Building


 

Caption: Artist's impression of the new hospital building, forecourt and Innovation Centre.

A new hospital building will be constructed next to the existing Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Called the acute services building, it will be purpose built for services which manage severe injury or illness, urgent medical conditions, recovery from surgery and other critical and complex conditions.

The building is being planned with:

  • Emergency
  • Acute admissions
  • Intensive care
  • Operating theatres
  • Cardiac Comprehensive Care Centre
  • Surgical wards
  • Medical imaging
  • Pharmacy
  • Sterilising services.

The acute services building project also includes a new main entry and transit lounge for patients to wait in comfort when they are leaving hospital after treatment.

The building will be designed to enable further expansion in the future.

We are currently consulting with staff, patients and visitors about the design of the new services and facilities.

Now

Staff, consumers, planners and architects are currently planning new facilities.

This process can take a year or more to complete thoroughly as it involves several rounds of meetings with specific user groups.

User groups include doctors, nurses, allied health and support staff, architects and planners.

Where possible, we always try to include consumer representatives - this may be a patient, carer or community member.

The groups start by reviewing the way we deliver care (called the models of care) and service design so we can create facilities that are purpose-built for the way we work now and in the future.

Help us design a new hospital entrance

Do you have ideas on how we should design the entrance to our new hospital building? Then we are looking for you!

The Westmead Redevelopment project team is looking for community members of all ages, cultural backgrounds and language groups across western Sydney, including former patients, carers and those who are – or have been – patients or carers of patients in the hospital, to share their ideas as the Westmead precinct is redeveloped.

Find out more information on how to get involved in a recent story. This story mentions our Hospital Week booth and an upcoming workshop. If you didn't attend either of these events we also have a few questions that you might like to consider, then send us your thoughts.

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Photo gallery

Head to our photo gallery to view the artist's impressions of the new hospital building.