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Future of paediatric health care in western Sydney unveiled

Monday 9 May 2022

A new fly-through animation has delivered a first look at the $619 million redevelopment of the new Paediatric Services Building at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 

Gardens, playgrounds, cultural meeting places, family rooms and a renewal and expansion of the state’s most critical paediatric services are among the highlights of the new building, which is due to start construction this year. 

The world-class clinical areas and playful, supportive spaces are designed to reduce stress and anxiety, and create a homelike environment for treatment and recovery.  

The building will provide new and expanded critical care and acute care services including:  

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit 

  • cancer services 

  • operating theatres 

  • cardiac catheterisation and interventional laboratories 

  • pharmacy 

  • inpatient units 

  • renewed forecourt entry plaza including a playground and Aboriginal meeting place. 

A new multi-storey car park will also provide additional parking to address the growth in healthcare services and replace the existing parking. The car park will be the state’s first hospital car park with solar panels to generate around 600kW of renewable energy for the hospital. Early works are underway to prepare for the construction of the new car park which is scheduled to open next year. 

The Paediatric Services Building is expected to open in late 2025.  

The $619 million Stage 2 redevelopment of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead builds on the work delivered under Stage 1 (Block K) and furthers the Westmead Health Precinct as one of the largest health, research, education and training precincts in the world. 

A further $658 million has been committed to the Sydney Children’s Hospital and Australia’s first Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Randwick. 

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