The Stage 2 Redevelopment of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is one step closer with construction underway for the new 14-storey Paediatric Services Building.
The milestone has been marked with a sod turning ceremony on site at Westmead.
The capacity of almost every service will be expanded in the Paediatric Services Building and when complete, critical paediatric services including intensive care, neonatal intensive care, surgical, medical and cancer care will be located in one space.
The new facility’s design has been informed by feedback from patients, families, staff and the community. The co-design process has led to improved amenities including family-friendly single-patient rooms featuring a dedicated space for parents or carers to rest and sleep during their child’s stay in hospital.
Greater access to surrounding green space, improved retail offerings and accessible playgrounds have also been incorporated into the design.
The redevelopment also includes a new multi-storey car park, a revitalised forecourt, play areas, an Aboriginal Meeting Place and refurbishment of some areas of the existing hospital.
The new Paediatric Services Building will be co-located with the new children’s emergency department which was delivered as part of Stage 1 of the redevelopment.
The project will provide a major boost to the local economy in Western Sydney supporting an estimated 1,100 direct jobs, with the potential for supporting thousands of indirect jobs over the life of the project.
Roberts Co was awarded the contract to build Stage 2 of the redevelopment project at Westmead, which is expected to be completed in 2025.
The services within the Paediatric Services Building include:
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- cancer services
- operating theatres
- cardiac catheterisation and interventional laboratories
- inpatient units.