Building works planned for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) mean the Oncology department will eventually be bigger, better and located in our new hospital building.
The Westmead Redevelopment project will enable more sick children to access expanded health services and provide a more integrated and innovative delivery of high-quality healthcare.
You’re invited to help us design how Oncology will cater to patients in the future based on your personal experiences. What would make a difference to your child’s stay? What else do we need in an inpatient room? How could our spaces better support parent and carers? We want you to let us know, as planning develops, so we can ensure the new building fully supports the needs of patients and families.
Two stages of redevelopment at Westmead
Stage 1, the Central Acute Services Building (CASB), will be completed in late 2020. It will be a shared building between CHW, Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney, for CHW and include a new Emergency Department, 32-bed paediatric short-stay inpatient unit, four new digital operating theatres as well as pharmacy and medical imaging services.
Stage 2, the Paediatric Services Building (PSB), is currently in the planning and design phase, which commenced at the end of 2019, with construction scheduled to begin later and set to continue for several years. It is expected the new building will include the Cancer Centre for Children, Operating Theatres, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pharmacy Department, Pathology, car parking, and other services.
We need your help!
The new Cancer Centre will include all aspects of our current services such as inpatient, outpatient, community outreach, research, and education and is expected to open in 2025. Families, patients, staff and community members can help to design our new building and the services it will deliver, so it serves sick children and their families in the best possible way. Your input about Oncology, and other planned works, is very welcome.
What do YOU want in the new centre? You can comment on anything including physical spaces and facilities, and how you are looked after, such as requesting weekend or after hours clinics.
What do you really want to be included?
What is important to you and your family?
Join us on this journey as we plan the future and let us know what you want.