In the coming years, major capital works projects will continue across Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, which will mean significant benefits for our patients, families and staff.
The Light Rail will provide fast and reliable public transport over a 12-kilometre route featuring 19 stops from Circular Quay, through the CBD, to Kingsford and Randwick via Surry Hills, Moore Park and Kensington.
Stage one of construction of High Street begins in March 2017. Works will be ongoing until construction is due to be completed in 2018. Services will start running in 2019.
Development of the Randwick Hospitals and Health Services' Campus
In March 2015, the NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, announced a $500 million redevelopment of the Prince of Wales Hospital on the Randwick Hospitals and Health Services’ Campus. The announcement of this capital funding will enable the rebuilding of some existing infrastructure to be fit-for-purpose in the delivery of healthcare in the 21st century.
This funding also presents an opportunity to create a campus-wide vision that will lay the foundations for creating a world-class ‘Health, Research, Teaching and Education Campus, and Academic Health Science Alliance’ in which Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is incorporated in.
Discussions around planning have begun. Consultation will take place with patients, families and staff throughout the planning process.
The Bright Building
The 10-storey Bright Building on the corner of High Street and Avoca Street, Randwick brings together Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Prince of Wales Hospital, and the University of New South Wales to facilitate and improve the care provided to the community, whilst allowing us to expand.
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network occupies Levels 7, 8, and 9 of The Bright Building:
- Level 7 - Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health including Trapeze, Adolescent Medicine, Pain and Palliative Care, Education and Training Department
- Level 8 - Centre for Child Health Research and Innovation including University of New South Wales, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Clinical Trials
- Level 9 - Centre for Clinical Genetics, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Executive and Education Rooms including Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Clinical Genetics, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Executive
Prince of Wales Hospital and the University of New South Wales occupy the lower levels of The Bright Building—specifically the five-level Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre managed by Prince of Wales Hospital, and the two-level Scientia Clinical Research project managed by the University of New South Wales.
The $114 million Bright Building comprises of funding from Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation ($29.8M), NSW Government ($46.2M), Commonwealth Government ($3.5M), UNSW ($11M), and Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Prince of Wales Cancer Services fundraising efforts ($17.8M).
There has been extensive consultation with patients, families, and staff throughout the development of The Bright Building and this will continue to ensure needs are met.
See what Trapeze Youth Ambassador, Bec had to say about her journey, the benefits of an age-appropriate space for adolescents and young adults, and the new Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health within The Bright Building.
Want to learn more or get involved?
- For project-specific enquiries, email Chris Hastie, Health Services Planner, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.
- To find out more about how you can get involved, email Bianca Pratt, Carer and Consumer Engagement Officer, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.
- For public relations-related enquiries, email Nikkie Beltran, Public Relations Manager, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.