NSW Premier and Minister for Health officially open The Bright Building

On Tuesday, 18 April, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard officially opened The Bright Building, the new 10-storey $114 million world-class medical and research centre at the Randwick Hospitals Campus.

The Bright Building brings together Prince of Wales Hospital (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District), Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, and the University of New South Wales to facilitate and improve the care provided to the community.

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network occupies Levels 7, 8 and 9 of The Bright Building. It has enabled the Network to establish the Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, an Australian-first dedicated and purpose-built Outpatients service for adolescents and young adults. The building has also enabled Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to expand their Genetic Medicine service, and houses a dedicated Research Centre as well as clinical support services.

The Premier and Minister spent the morning touring facilities and meeting patients, including 20-year-old Evan Fragiadakis, who was involved in planning for Level 7’s Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health. See what he thinks of the new facility here:

“The NSW Government is committed to delivering world’s best practice when it comes to health services and The Bright Building is state-of-the-art,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“As well as improving care for cancer patients and adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses, it will be home to cutting edge medical research.”

The Bright Building has been funded by the NSW Government ($46.2 million), Commonwealth Government ($3.5 million), UNSW ($11 million), Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, Nelune Foundation and Prince of Wales Cancer Services fundraising initiatives ($23.5 million), and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network ($29.8 million) with the support of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.