A major transformation is underway at Westmead on Sydney’s west side. An impressive new 12-story acute services building, which will house two new emergency departments, is the flagship of the Westmead Redevelopment.
Key features of the new building include two new emergency departments — one for adults and one for children — operating suites with highly specialized equipment, a new Cardiac Comprehensive Care Center and expanded imaging, pharmacy and logistics. New landscaped areas and parking will improve accessibility and patient and visitor experiences.
There will be new, comfortable, modern patient rooms. As the architect, we are maximizing natural light and views of the region, including the Sydney skyline and Parramatta. Adult patients, caregivers and visitors will be able to relax and reflect in patient lounges. Children will have access to play areas, while a caregiver’s retreat will provide additional respite.
Community members took part in all stages of planning for the new hospital building, including participating in design workshops, reviewing floor plans, healthcare service discussions and testing simulation spaces.