Channel 9 News gave us a first look inside the new shared hospital building at Westmead over the weekend. The new building, part of the Westmead Redevelopment project, will open in 2020 and for The Children's Hospital at Westmead will mean a new emergency department, short stay inpatient unit, additional shared operating theatres, pharmacy and medical imaging.
The new vision, provided a glimpse of one of the state’s biggest health projects – the more than $900 million Westmead Redevelopment – revealing a major transformation for Western Sydney health services. The complete fly through of the new building is available on the Westmead Redevelopment YouTube Channel.
The new building, due for completion in 2020, will feature:
- Separate adult and paediatric emergency departments
- A new helipad
- Medical imaging
- Cardiac inpatient units
- Sterilising service
- A NSW Infectious Diseases Unit
- State-of-the art operating suites
- Surgical inpatient units
- Paediatric short-stay inpatient unit
A key feature of the redevelopment will be the Westmead Innovation Centre, which will offer a unique space for problem-solving, testing new ideas, and education.
The NSW Government has committed more than $900 million to the Westmead Redevelopment, including $750 million for the new hospital building and refurbishments to Westmead Hospital, $95 million for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and $72 million for parking improvements.
The University of Sydney has also contributed more than $80 million to the Westmead precinct to develop new teaching and learning spaces.