Hospital redevelopment | The Children's Hospital at Westmead

As part of a program of improved healthcare facilities for patients, families and staff across the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, the Westmead redevelopment program will deliver new and expanded health services for our state’s children.

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Paediatric Services Building and more (Stage 2)

Currently in its delivery phase, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead redevelopment program commenced stage 2 in early 2022. Stage 2 redevelopment builds on the work delivered in Stage 1 and furthers the Westmead Health Precinct as one of the largest health, research, education and training precincts in the world.

The NSW Government is investing $619 million towards Stage 2 redevelopment of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead which includes a new state-of-the-art 14-storey Paediatric Services Building. Once completed in 2025, the building will house critical care services like the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, a new cancer centre, operating theatres, pharmacy and inpatient units and a complex care centre. With a focus on innovation, research and cutting-edge technology, the redevelopment is on track to be one of the pinnacles of children’s healthcare in Australia.

Beyond the new Paediatric Services Building, the Stage 2 project includes a new forecourt entry to the hospital offering a fresh food grocer and retail spaces, a multi-storey car park plus significant improvements to areas within the existing hospital. You can learn more and stay up to date on the latest construction progress for Stage 2 online via their website.

Engaging with patients, families and staff 

The redevelopment team is dedicated to listening to as many people as we can to ensure our buildings and services meet the needs of patients, their families and the community now and into the future. Across the network, there is a commitment to co-design and putting patients and families at the centre of everything we do.  

Throughout the lifecycle of the project, we have collaborated with our consumer and community advisory groups and held workshops or activities to engage patients, parents and families, school and university students, researchers and staff along the way. Now in the delivery phase of the project, we’re keeping patients, families, staff, consumer groups and the community updated on construction progress and project milestones. We also have prototype rooms available which have brought the floor plan designs to life and will help clinicians prepare, develop and refine their clinical and operational processes before the new hospital opens.

Central Acute Services Building (Stage 1)

The Children's Hospital at Westmead's redevelopment program reached its first major milestone in March 2021 when the new Emergency Department, Children's Short Stay Unit as well as medical imaging and pharmacy to support those services, opened in the Westmead Health Precinct's newest building, the Central Acute Services Building (Stage 1)

The building was a partnership between Western Sydney Health District, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and the University of Sydney and is the first facility in the state to feature integrated health services for children and adults.

Parramatta Light Rail

As a part of the larger redevelopment of the Westmead campus, the Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia.

By 2026, around 28,000 people are expected to use the Parramatta Light Rail every day, with an estimated 130,000 people living within walking distance of the 16 light rail stops.

Sydney Metro West

As a part of the larger redevelopment of the Westmead campus, Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. It will double rail capacity between Westmead, Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. Commuters will only be two minutes from Parramatta and twenty minutes from Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.

Sydney Metro West is a new 24-kilometre metro line with stations confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.

Construction started on Sydney Metro West in 2020.

Last updated Wednesday 29th May 2024