Designs unveiled for new-look Westmead Hospital

06 Oct 2015

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Health Jillian Skinner today revealed the concept design behind Stage 1 of the $900 million Westmead Hospital redevelopment.

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They were joined by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) chief executive Danny O’Connor, WSLHD board chair Stephen Leeder, Westmead Hospital general manager Andrew Newton and representatives from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Millennium Research Institute.

The new-look hospital will include a new acute services building, which will house complex and critical care services in a multi-storey facility, along with new state-of-the-art operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a new emergency department.

The new building will cater for both adult and paediatric patients.

Minister Skinner said centralising services in the acute services building would improve treatment for critically-ill, trauma and surgical patients.

“The completed project will provide greater integration, particularly between the two hospitals and the two major research institutes,” she said.

“Westmead precinct partners have worked together to ensure better approaches to service and facility planning, precinct access, transport and car parking.”

The first works are now underway on-site, with critical upgrades to power, water, gas and other essential services.

Work will soon begin on the first stage of new car parking for patients, visitors and staff.

Work is expected to be completed by 2020/2021.

They were joined by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) chief executive Danny O’Connor, WSLHD board chair Stephen Leeder, Westmead Hospital general manager Andrew Newton and representatives from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Millennium Research Institute.



The new-look hospital will include a new acute services building, which will house complex and critical care services in a multi-storey facility, along with new state-of-the-art operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a new emergency department.

The new building will cater for both adult and paediatric patients.

Minister Skinner said centralising services in the acute services building would improve treatment for critically-ill, trauma and surgical patients.

“The completed project will provide greater integration, particularly between the two hospitals and the two major research institutes,” she said.

“Westmead precinct partners have worked together to ensure better approaches to service and facility planning, precinct access, transport and car parking.”

The first works are now underway on-site, with critical upgrades to power, water, gas and other essential services.

Work will soon begin on the first stage of new car parking for patients, visitors and staff.

Work is expected to be completed by 2020/2021.