Building works in progress
We're transforming kids' health
As part of Stage 1 of our Redevelopment program, the Children's Emergency relocated to our new building, further up Hawkesbury Road in the Westmead Health Precinct's new building.
Stage 2 redevelopment
The Children's Hospital at Westmead is changing the face of health care for children and young people, and their families.
The $690 million stage 2 redevelopment will deliver a brand new Paediatric Services Building as well as more parking and a new main entry with new retail, cafes, gardens and even a pet-meeting lawn.
The new Parramatta Light Rail will also stop at our main entry from 2023, providing easy access to the local Westmead train station, and through to Parramatta and beyond.
Construction for the Light Rail is well underway, and construction on new hospital facilities is expected to start in late 2021. Please take extra care if you’re walking or driving on-site, as conditions change frequently.
Follow the signs, stay on marked paths and follow instructions from site staff.
The Stage 2 redevelopment project includes:
- New Paediatric Services Building for cancer care, Neonatal ICU, paediatric ICU, operating theatres and other services Inpatient rooms designed by staff and families with room to play and study, and space for a carer to stay comfortably overnight
- A new multi-storey car park at the back of the hospital
- A new main entry with room to meet, relax and play including retail areas with space for dining, cafes and convenience offerings, play areas, relaxing gardens, a lawn where you can meet up with your family pet, and new connections to the existing buildings and the new Block K (Children's Emergency).
About the Westmead Health Precinct
Westmead is one of the largest health and education precincts in Australia with four major hospitals, three world-leading medical research institutes and major tertiary education institutions with campuses on the precinct. More than $3 billion has been committed by the government, universities and the private sector to upgrade and expand the precinct over the next few years.
This includes the $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project which included Block K for our new Emergency Department and other services.
Transport links are also being transformed at Westmead with the introduction of Parramatta Light Rail, a confirmed stop for Westmead on Metro West and the first stage of Western Sydney Rail, and a connection to the new Western Sydney International Airport opening in 2026.