Major milestone reached as CASB construction completes
Western Sydney will soon have more world-class health services right on its doorstep, with construction now complete on the Westmead Health Precinct’s new Central Acute Services Building.
When the building opens, following operational commissioning, for The Children's Hospital at Westmead it will mean a new Emergency Department, Paediatric Short Stay Unit, digital operating theatres as well as medical imaging and pharmacy services.
“Major construction has finished three months ahead of schedule, meaning this cutting-edge building will bring additional health services to Western Sydney at a critical time,” said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“This redevelopment will help ensure our health system continues to provide high-quality healthcare, research and education facilities for decades to come.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said that once up and running, the new facility will not only transform healthcare in Western Sydney, but will provide a centre for ground-breaking health research to benefit every Australian.
“Our health experts will be working alongside top medical and scientific researchers in this new 14-storey hub, which embeds staff from The University of Sydney, and includes research, education and training facilities,” Mr Hazzard said.
The Central Acute Services Building is a collaboration between The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Hospital, the University of Sydney and Health Infrastructure.
The NSW Government has also committed an additional $619 million for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Stage 2 which will include a new paediatric services building and car parking.