Building works in progress
We're transforming kids' health
Stage 1: Central Acute Services Building (complete)
The Children's Hospital at Westmead's redevelopment program reached its first major milestone in early 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 new Central Acute Services Building at Westmead.
Stage 2 redevelopment
Building from stage 1,The Children's Hospital at Westmeadcontinues to expand to support kids across New South Wales live their healthiest lives.
As part of the $619 million stage 2 redevelopment project, we're building a new 14-storey Paediatric Services Building (PSB) which will support patients who require acute or critical healthcare across multiple departments, combining cancer services, operating theatres, intensive care, pharmacy, and inpatient units – including surgical and cardiac – in one place.
We’re also building a new forecourt entrance which will offer a fresh food grocer and other retail services, a multi-storey car park, more outdoor play spaces and making improvements to several areas within the existing hospital.
Construction is swiftly progressing, with the new forecourt and multi storey car park due to open in early 2024, and the Paediatric Services Building expected to open in 2025.
About the Westmead Health Precinct
Westmead Health Precinct is one of Australia’s largest health, education, research, and training hubs. It’s also a key provider of jobs for the greater Parramatta and Western Sydney region. The Precinct is committed to delivering exceptional health outcomes for Western Sydney and across Australia.
More than $3 billion has been committed by the government,universities and the private sector to upgrade and expand the precinct’s health services, education and medical research facilities over the coming years.
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.
The Parramatta Light Rail, which is expected to open in 2024, will stop at the main entry of The Children’s Hospital at Westmeadproviding easy access to and from Westmead train station, and through to Parramatta and beyond.