As part of the $619 million redevelopment of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Stage 2, a number of existing areas of the hospital are being refurbished to enhance spaces for patients, staff and visitors, improve connectivity and to meet future clinical demands.  

Refurbishments within the existing hospital building will take place over Levels 1, 2 and 3 and include: 

  • Pathology – this includes expansion of laboratories in the balcony space; relocation of Pathology Collections to the front of the hospital in the former ED, and fit-out of the new Central Specimen Reception Area and blood bank. 
  • Relocating Gait Lab to Level 1 within the existing Function Room and a portion of the Dining Room space, and associated reconfiguration of the staff dining room  
  • Relocating the Clinical Research Centre to the former ED to enable the breakthrough of level 2 of the KR building to make way for the future pathway from the KIDSPARK forecourt into the new PSB
  • Widening of the Level 3 Linkway between Block K and CHW to improve the capacity for staff and patient flows across all buildings
  • Galleria upgrade works – including new airlocks and a new staircase to link Level 1 directly into the Galleria on Level 2
Ahmed Jaradat, PwC Project Manager leading the refurbishment works, said the work over three levels of the hospital is needed to meet the increased clinical demand and growth expected from the redevelopment.

“Not only are we improving connectivity to the new state-of-the-art Paediatric Services Building but we are upgrading and expanding these areas to meet future demand in paediatric healthcare,” he said. 

“These spaces need to remain fit for purpose so clinicians and staff can continue doing the important work that they do in providing support and care for patients.” 

The refurbishment works are scheduled to start in the coming months, and the project will keep you updated prior to work commencing.