New building takes out top award at Boomtown!

The newest building for the Westmead Health Precinct, set to open in early 2021, can now add 'award-winning' to its credentials.

The 14-level Central Acute Services Building (CASB), was honoured with its first major award when announced as 2020 Health Project of the Year at the annual Boomtown! Property & Infrastructure Summit overnight.

Event organiser Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue selected the CASB as the standout across social, economic, environmental and architectural aspects of the selection criteria.

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Director of Redevelopment Tim Hoffmann accepted the award alongside partners from Western Sydney Local Health District, Health Infrastructure and the University of Sydney.

'This award represents years of hard work from hundreds of staff, patients and families across the Network and the Westmead Health Precinct," said Tim Hoffmann.

"We pride ourselves on the way precinct partners have worked together to deliver this world class facility that will change the way healthcare is delivered to people across Western Sydney and beyond. It's another step towards opening in the new year, and we can't wait."

For the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, the CASB will include:
- a new Emergency Department
- Children's Short Stay Unit
- Pharmacy
- Medical Imaging
- Digital operating theatres