The past and future of Prince of Wales Hospital was marked today with the unveiling of a History Wall and a first glimpse at plans for the new $720 million redevelopment.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard joined Member for Coogee, Bruce Notley-Smith and Health Infrastructure staff to mark the hospital’s 160th anniversary and reveal designs for its new Acute Services Building.
The Randwick Health and Education Precinct incorporates Prince of Wales Hospital, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital, University of NSW, Mental Health, NeuRA, Black Dog Institute and the Bright Alliance.
As part of the hospital’s 160th anniversary celebrations, medical staff and volunteers, past and present, took part in a photo to recreate the original image taken in the same courtyard in 1920 when the hospital was renamed by the then Prince of Wales.
The new Acute Services Building is expected to be finished within the next four years.
In the meantime, the Emergency Department is undergoing transition works to deliver eight new treatment spaces, expected to be operational by the end of 2018.