Patients put first in new paediatric Services Building

A FLY-through video and artist impressions of the new Paediatric Services Building for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead have been unveiled by Minister for Health Brad Hazzard.

The Paediatric Services Building is being delivered as part of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Stage 2 redevelopment project. It will include new and expanded neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care units, operating theatres, cancer services, pharmacy, additional inpatient units and a new multi-storey car park.

The new building will also feature the front plaza of the hospital being transformed into KIDSPARK, an interactive green space welcoming patients, families, community and staff to Westmead.

“Western Sydney has the largest growing population in NSW and this project will support the continued delivery of world-class paediatric services now and into the future,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Patient, family and staff feedback has been integral in the development of these early concept designs and has helped us shape what this project will become.

“The concept designs feature plenty of natural light, areas for play, spaces to gather and opportunities for clinical care to truly integrate with research and education.”

Chief executive of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Cathryn Cox, said patients were at the forefront of thinking throughout the entire process of the new Paediatric Services Building.

“We put the patient at the centre of everything we do, from planning and design of the building, right through to how children and their families are treated within our Network,” Cathryn said.

“We are incredibly excited about what’s to come.”

Stage 1 of the redevelopment, the Central Acute Services Building, was completed earlier this year and is due to open in early 2021. It includes a new children’s emergency department, satellite medical imaging and pharmacy services, a short stay unit and digital operating theatres.


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