21 June 2019
Marking a significant milestone for western Sydney, Westmead’s new Central Acute Services Building (CASB) has reached its final height!
Health Infrastructure’s project team joined Western Sydney Local Health District, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, The University of Sydney, Multiplex, hospital staff and political representatives to celebrate the ‘topping out’.
As Australia’s tallest hospital, the 14-storey CASB stands at the heart of the NSW Government’s more than $1 billion Westmead Redevelopment project.
A collaboration between Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, the project will transform healthcare in western Sydney and provide cutting-edge health, innovation, research and education.
Once complete the CASB will connect Westmead Hospital with The Children’s Hospital and include:
• Two new emergency departments — one for adults and one for children
• Digital operating theatres
• Surgical suites
• Infectious diseases unit
• Expanded imaging, pharmacy and logistics
• Over 300 patient rooms (many with dedicated carer zones)
• More spaces with natural light
• Landscaped entry plaza and forecourt
• Education, training and research embedded into every floor
• 1.5 floors for the University of Sydney to enable greater integration of education, research and health services delivery.
Honouring our indigenous history and artists in western Sydney, the building will also incorporate a rich arts and culture strategy and include a range of art pieces and spaces of respect for our indigenous culture.
On track for completion in 2020, the CASB will stand at the heart of a precinct containing four major hospitals, three medical research institutions and two world-class universities.
As one of NSW’s largest health infrastructure projects, the Westmead Redevelopment is set to deliver high-quality healthcare for decades to come.
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