Children's Emergency

Children's Emergency has moved. Please follow the signs for entry via Hawkesbury Road, Westmead. Visit the hospital website for a map and more information. 

Stage 1 of the hosptial redevelopment was opened in 2020 and includes a new children's Emergency Department and other services located in Block K at Westmead.

The building also includes adult services as part of a major expansion for Westmead Hospital. 

The children’s departments are on the street level (level 2) and provide fast-tracked service to ensure patients are treated quickly and safely in an environment that has been built for the future.

Paediatric services within the new building include:
  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Children’s Short Stay Unit (CSSU)
  • Additional Medical Imaging and pharmacy departments (to service the ED and Children's Short Stay Unit)
  • Additional digital operating theatres.

Block K

A partnership between Western Sydney Health District, University of Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Block K features the two new emergency departments plus 300 adult patient rooms and 25 digital operating theatres.

Block K is part of the $1 billion-plus Westmead Redevelopment project which will provide Western Sydney with high-quality healthcare, research and educational facilities for decades to come.

How to get there

Patient drop-off for the new ED is via Hawkesbury Road, 400 metres north of the intersection with Darcy Road.
Motorists should follow all signage and directions to the new Emergency entrance. For parking, please use the P5 carpark located underneath the new building.
For more information about services, parking and public transport, visit The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Project snapshot

Project: Block K (Central Acute Services Building)
Planning start: 2013
Construction start: 2017 (enabling works from 2015) 
Project complete: 2021
Major contractor: Multiplex (design & construct)