Temporary linkway opening next week

Bandaged Bear with members of the construction team at the linkway

The temporary linkway is nearing completion. ​It will maintain the connection between Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead during construction of the central acute services building.

The final touches are currently being added ahead of its opening on Tuesday, 14 March.

When the new temporary linkway is ready for use, the doors on the existing linkway will simply be closed and locked, and the doors of the temporary linkway opened. There will be adequate signage in the surrounding area to direct all staff, patients and visitors of the new linkway.

If you have travelled through the existing linkway over the past six weeks you will have noticed the shipping containers that form the structure for the temporary linkway. Royal Wolf, the company who supplied the shipping containers along with Hansen Yuncken, the contractors working on the job, hosted a BBQ recently to celebrate the completion of construction. All the contractors provided a donation at the BBQ which was then donated to the Bandaged Bear Appeal for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Bandaged Bear, the lovable mascot from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead visited the site to thank the contractors for their donation.

The Bandaged Bear Appeal runs from 1 March – 31 March. If you have a question about the linkway or would like to know more, contact the Westmead Redevelopment on 1800 990 296 or email us.

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