First look unveiled of new building at Westmead
The Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard has unveiled artist impressions and a fly-through video of the new Paediatric Services Building for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The Paediatric Services Building is being delivered as part of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Stage 2 project and will include new and expanded neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care units, operating theatres, cancer services, pharmacy, additional inpatient units and a new multi-storey car park.
The new building will also include an enhancement to the front plaza of the Hospital being transformed into KIDSPARK, an interactive green space welcoming patients, families, community and staff to Westmead.
“Western Sydney has the largest growing population in New South Wales and this project will support the continued delivery of world-class Paediatric Services now and into the future,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Patient, family and staff feedback has been integral in the development of these early concept designs and has helped us shape what this project will become."
“The concept designs feature plenty of natural light, areas for play, spaces to gather and opportunities for clinical care to truly integrate with research and education.”
“We put the patient at the centre of everything we do, from planning and design of the building, right through to how children and their families are treated within our Network. We are incredibly excited about what’s to come,” Cathryn Cox, Chief Executive of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network said.
Stage 1 of the redevelopment, the Central Acute Services Building, was completed earlier this year and is due to open in early 2021. It includes the Central Acute Services Building with a new children’s emergency department, satellite medical imaging and pharmacy services, a short stay unit and digital operating theatres.
In addition to this investment at Westmead, the NSW and Commonwealth Governments, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, Children’s Cancer Institute and the University of NSW announced $608 million for the delivery of a new integrated paediatric services building for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network at Randwick.