Artist's impression of the new hospital building and forecourt. 


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

Called the central 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. 

Watch a video fly-through of the building and read more here

The building includes:

  • Separate adult and paediatric emergency departments
  • A new helipad
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical imaging
  • Cardiac inpatient units
  • Sterilising service
  • A NSW Infectious Diseases Unit
  • State-of-the art operating suites
  • Surgical inpatient units

A key feature of the building will be the Westmead Innovation Centre, which will offer a unique space for problem-solving, testing new ideas, and education.

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

The building is being 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.


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.

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Artist's impression of acute services building and innovation centre with people walking past the entrance sign

View artist's impressions of the new hospital building including the plaza and Innovation Centre