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.
The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, currently under construction. The 12km route will feature 19 stops and will provide high capacity, clean, frequent and reliable services connecting key CBD locations with Surry Hills, the Moore Park stadiums precinct, Randwick racecourse, the University of NSW the Randwick Hospitals Campus.
Construction of the two light rail stops on High Street are now in full swing, with services set to commence in 2019. During this time, some traffic changes will be in place for all hospital visitors, including the relocation of emergency drop off and pick up zones. Emergency access to the Hospital will be maintained at all times.
Hospital Master Planning
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is currently embarking on an important journey, where we as a community can help develop a ‘master plan’, or a blueprint of what our Hospital will physically look like, and how it will function in 10, 20 or 30 years’ time.
To support continued growth, we need more space. We need to develop a plan that is functional and accessible, family and patient focused, aligns with our models of care and the vision of the Randwick Hospitals Campus. Four possible options have been identified to meet the growing needs of our hospital and community. We need your help to decide which plan best meets the needs of generations to come.
For details on our master planning work and our four possible master plan options, read our Planning the future of Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick information sheet or visit our website for regular updates.
To provide feedback, please contact our planning team via email.
Development of the Randwick Hospitals and Health Services' Campus
In June 2017, the NSW Government announced an unprecedented $720 million investment to redevelop the Prince of Wales Hospital and progress the vision of Randwick as a world-leading centre for health and wellbeing, research, education and teaching.
A new Acute Services Building will be built to the west of the existing Randwick Hospital’s Campus that will include a new adult emergency department, extra adult beds, expanded rehabilitation and ambulatory care facilities and new shared operating theatres and medical imaging services for the Randwick Campus. The Randwick Campus Redevelopment is an important first step toward realising the vision for a new Health and Education Precinct for Randwick.
Why is the Redevelopment needed?
The NSW Government has committed funding for the redevelopment in recognition of the need to improve efficiencies across the existing Hospitals campus, improve aging infrastructure and address the changing models of healthcare to meet future growth and demand.
What is the Randwick Health and Education Precinct?
The purpose of the Precinct is to integrate health, research and education partners and deliver high-quality co-located clinical services to grow Randwick as a centre for medical and academic excellence and an economic powerhouse for Sydney.
How long will the Redevelopment take?
The Final Business Case will be submitted to Government in late 2017. Following approval of the Final Business Case, the project will progress through a tender process to award the construction contract. Once the tender is awarded, the project will progress to construction in approximately mid-2018. Commissioning of the new Acute Services Building is planned for late 2022.
What planning has been done for the Randwick Campus Redevelopment?
Planning has been underway since mid- 2016. A robust planning framework has been developed for the project, with significant focus applied to health and urban master planning to prepare the business case.
Health and urban master planning are important for considering the new hospital in the context of the broader Randwick community, so that the needs of our changing city can be accommodated now and into the future. Health Infrastructure is working closely with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) and UNSW to plan the redevelopment.
The project team are also working with the Greater Sydney Commission, Transport for NSW and Randwick City Council to ensure the plans for the hospital and supporting infrastructure are thoroughly considered.
Where are we up to now?
Following the completion of concept design and submission of the Preliminary Business Case in March 2017, the project has commenced the schematic design phase. The schematic design phase aims to take the definition of the building and services to the next level of detail, providing clinicians, staff, and other stakeholders with a greater level of understanding of what the new hospital will look like, and how it will work. The schematic design phase is ‘department focused’ and includes plans for how rooms and services will relate to each other within a defined service.
A final business case will be submitted to NSW Treasury in late 2017 following consultation with the community, staff, patients, their families and carers, and precinct partners.
The development of a robust business case is a NSW Government requirement for all capital projects, to ensure infrastructure agencies deliver projects that drive value for money outcomes for the community.
Should you have any specific questions regarding Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and the redevelopment, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Hastie, Health Service Planner
The Bright Building
The 10-storey Bright Building on the corner of High Street and Avoca Street, Randwick brings together Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, 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 Hospitals Network occupies Levels 7, 8, and 9 of The Bright 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 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 Bright 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 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 Building.
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 Jessica Rubinchtein, Communications Manager, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.