Future of paediatric healthcare in western Sydney unveiled

Gardens, playgrounds, family rooms and accommodation for carers are among the highlights of a major expansion being delivered as part of the $619 million Stage 2 redevelopment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The design unveiled today in a new fly-through video, showcases the world-class clinical areas and playful, supportive spaces designed to reduce stress and anxiety, and create a homelike environment for treatment and recovery.
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the major expansion at Westmead, alongside redevelopments at the Sydney’s Children’s Hospital at Randwick, is part of a record investment of more than $1.3 billion in paediatric healthcare across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.
“Due for completion in 2025, the new state-of-the-art building for Western Sydney will consolidate the state’s most critical paediatric services including intensive care, surgical, medical and cancer care and provide 21st-century facilities for child and adolescent health,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Patients, families, staff and community have been involved at every stage of the planning to ensure these facilities support patient wellbeing, enable new models of care, and provide modern working environments to accommodate current and emerging treatments and technology.”
The new Paediatric Services Building will provide new and expanded critical care and acute healthcare services and will include:  
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit 
  • Cancer services 
  • Operating theatres 
  • Cardiac catheterisation and interventional laboratories 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Inpatient units  
  • A renewed forecourt called KIDSPARK
To address the growth in healthcare services at Westmead, a new multi-storey car park is also being delivered as part of the project, which will provide almost 1,000 extra car parking spaces.

It will also be the first new hospital car park in NSW with solar panels on the façade and roof, generating around 600kW of renewable energy for the hospital. 
Following a competitive procurement process, the contract to construct the Paediatric Services Building was awarded to Roberts Co (NSW), with Kane Constructions awarded the contract to build the multi-storey car park, and Ford Civil Contracting undertaking the early works. All of these building contractors are Australian owned.
This project builds on the work delivered in Stage 1 and furthers the Westmead Health Precinct as one of the largest health, research, education and training precincts in the world.

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