Clinics begin within The Bright Alliance building
18-year-old Anna MacMillan was diagnosed with mild epilepsy and has been coming to Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick since she was eight-years-old. She became the very first patient to officially experience our dedicated outpatient facilities for Adolescents and Young Adults – a first of its kind in NSW.
Anna loved the open space. To her, the view of the ocean was like a metaphor.
“Being in The Bright Alliance building is very peaceful. It’s almost symbolic because it’s looking out to the ocean. It makes me think of new beginnings, a new start,” said Anna.
The last team to move into The Bright Alliance, the Genetics team, completed their move on Friday, 13 January.
As of yesterday, the Level 7 Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health began operating in an outpatient clinical capacity. Moving forward some of the following clinics will hold dedicated Adolescent and Young Adult Clinics within the Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health:
- Adolescent Medicine;
- Pain and Palliative Care;
- Transition Teams (Trapeze and the Agency for Clinical Innovation);
- Respiratory, including CF;
And many more.
All patients who will have future appointments within The Bright Alliance building will be will be kept up-to-date with details by their treating teams.
The official opening of the building with all project partners will occur in the next few months. We will keep you updated as plans progress.
The $114 million nine-storey Bright Alliance building comprises of funding from Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation ($29.8M), NSW Government ($46.2M), Commonwealth Government ($3.5M), UNSW ($11M), and Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Prince of Wales Cancer Services fundraising efforts ($17.8M).