In the coming years, major capital works projects will continue across Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, which will mean significant benefits for our patients, families and staff.
These works include:
- The Bright Alliance building
- Light Rail - Click here for the latest update on works in the Randwick area (updated each Monday)
- Planning for the development of the Randwick Hospitals and Health Services' Campus
We'll be keeping you up-to-date with progress reports, so check out what's happening below.
The Bright Alliance building
The nine-storey Bright Alliance building on the corner of High Street and Avoca Street, Randwick brings together Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Prince of Wales Hospital, and the University of New South Wales to facilitate and improve the care provided to the community, whilst allowing us to expand.
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick occupies Levels 7, 8, and 9 of The Bright Alliance building:
- Level 7 - Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health including Trapeze, Adolescent Medicine, Pain and Palliative Care, Education and Training Department
- Level 8 - Centre for Child Health Research and Innovation including University of New South Wales, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Clinical Trials
- Level 9 - Centre for Clinical Genetics, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Executive and Education Rooms including Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Clinical Genetics, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Executive
Prince of Wales Hospital and the University of New South Wales occupy the lower levels of The Bright Alliance building—specifically the five-level Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre managed by Prince of Wales Hospital, and the two-level Scientia Clinical Research project managed by the University of New South Wales.
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).
There has been extensive consultation with patients, families, and staff throughout the development of The Bright Alliance building and this will continue to ensure needs are met.
See what Trapeze Youth Ambassador, Bec had to say about her journey, the benefits of an age-appropriate space for adolescents and young adults, and the new Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health within The Bright Alliance building.
The Light Rail will provide fast and reliable public transport over a 12-kilometre route featuring 19 stops from Circular Quay, through the CBD, to Kingsford and Randwick via Surry Hills, Moore Park and Kensington.
Stage one of contruction of High Street will be taking place from 31 March, 2017. Works will be ongoing until construction is due to be completed in 2018. Services will start running in 2019. We will keep you updated as works progress.
For information on how Light Rail contruction will affect you and your trip to and from Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, visit the "how will the redevelopment affect your visit" section below for detailed maps and tips.
Planning for the development of the Randwick Hospitals and Health Services' Campus
In March 2015, the NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, announced a $500 million redevelopment of the Prince of Wales Hospital on the Randwick Hospitals and Health Services’ Campus. The announcement of this capital funding will enable the rebuilding of some existing infrastructure to be fit-for-purpose in the delivery of healthcare in the 21st century.
This funding also presents an opportunity to create a campus-wide vision that will lay the foundations for creating a world-class ‘Health, Research, Teaching and Education Campus, and Academic Health Science Alliance’ in which Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is incorporated in.
Discussions around planning have begun. Consultation will take place with patients, families and staff throughout the planning process.
We will keep you up-to-date on this page as plans progress.
How will the redevelopment affect your visit?
The Bright Alliance
The Bright Alliance building is located on the Corner of High Street and Avoca Street, Randwick.
View the map
The clinical services that will be located within The Bright Alliance from early 2017 include:
- Adolescent Outpatient services
- Pain and Palliative Care services
- Genetic services
Patients and families who currently utilise the above services will be kept up-to-date with details of future appointments by their treating teams.
The Health Service Planning team are working closely with everyone involved in the building project to ensure patient care is unaffected and remains at a high standard.
If patients and families have any questions about redevelopment, they can contact their treating team in the first instance.
From 31 March 2017, High Street will change as stage one of construction of Randwick’s new Light Rail service begins. This will affect:
- How people get to the Hospitals Campus, including car parking
- How cars and other vehicles move around Randwick
- The location of bus stops and changes to bus routes
Works will be ongoing until construction is due to be completed in 2018. Services will start running in 2019. We will keep you updated as works progress, more details below.
Changes to High Street - from 31 March 2017
From 31 March 2017, High Street will change as stage one of construction of Randwick’s new Light Rail service begins.
Emergency services access and emergency local access will be maintained to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick’s Emergency Department at all times:
- Ambulance access to the High Street Ambulance Bay will remain the same.
- There will be two Emergency parking spaces within the construction staging area, located directly in front of the Emergency Department. A Transport for NSW Traffic Controller will be stationed in this area 24/7 to assist families requiring Emergency care.
- There will also be additional short-term parking on Clara Street , adjacent to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick’s Emergency Department, and Hospital Road.
There will be a number of bus diversions during Light Rail construction. Click here for the bus changes fact sheet and map.
The top tip during Light Rail construction is where possible, plan your trip in advance.
For updates on the go, download real time transport apps: Arrivo Sydney, NextThere, TransitTimes, TripGo, Triptastic, TripView, Commuter and CommuteNSW
The latest information on traffic conditions is available at www.livetraffic.com
For more information visit, www.mysydneycbd.nsw.gov.au
Want to learn more or get involved?
For project-specific enquiries, email Chris Hastie, Health Services Planner, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.
To find out more about how you can get involved, email Bianca Pratt, Carer and Consumer Engagement Officer, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.
For public relations-related enquiries, email Nikkie Beltran, Public Relations Manager, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.