Multiplex to build new central acute services building
Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee, along with representatives from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Hospital, announced the state’s largest hospital redevelopment project has been awarded to Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd, who will build the new main hospital building in the $900 million Westmead Redevelopment.
The new central acute services building, due to open in 2020, will include new Emergency Departments for both The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Hospital, along with new state-of-the-art operating theatres, inpatient beds and clinical support services “Patients and their families have been heavily involved in designing the building to ensure the space reflects the needs of the community now and well into the future,” said Dr Lee. “This project is an opportunity to develop skills for our workplaces of the future” he said. “Westmead is already one of the world-leading health, research and education precincts; the new building will only enhance this by ensuring education, training and research are woven into all spaces.”
The construction of the new central acute services building will create 1,500 construction jobs per year more than 40 apprenticeships. Multiplex will establish a Connectivity and Learning Centre on the Westmead precinct. The Centre will act as the Hub for collaboration between a wide range of service providers including Jobactive, Disability Service Providers, Transition to Work Providers VTEC and Aboriginal support agencies. Five per cent of the total contract price is committed to Aboriginal Participation in Construction (APICThe Centre will act as the point of co-ordination for all employment, training and community value-related activities for the construction of the central acute services building.
The new building would offer a patient-centred environment for care in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. Have a look here
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