The Children's Hospital at Westmead's new Emergency Department is now open.
It is located in the new acute services Block K at Westmead, which includes both adult and children's emergency departments.
The children’s departments are on the street level (level 2) and provide fast-tracked service to ensure patients are treated quickly and safely in an environment that has been built for the future.
Paediatric services within the new building include:
Emergency Department (ED)
Children’s Short Stay Unit (CSSU)
Additional Medical Imaging and pharmacy departments (to service the ED and Children's Short Stay Unit)
Additional digital operating theatres.
A partnership between Western Sydney Health District, University of Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Block K features the two new emergency departments plus 300 adult patient rooms and 25 digital operating theatres.
The next stage of development will deliver the new Paediatric Services Building, which will further improve the connection between the existing children's hospital and the new emergency department. It is due to open in about 2025.
Block K is part of the $1 billion-plus Westmead Redevelopment project which will provide Western Sydney with high-quality healthcare, research and educational facilities for decades to come.
Patient drop-off for the new ED is via Hawkesbury Road, 400 metres north of the intersection with Darcy Road.
Motorists should follow all signage and directions to the new Emergency entrance. For parking, please use the P5 carpark located underneath the new building.
For more information about services, parking and public transport, visit The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The new children's facilities in Block K got the tick of approval from our first patients.