Ward moves will streamline services and ensure great patient care

E3c Nurse Unit Manager, Gail Hook with C3c Nurse Unit Manager, Helen Hottes discussing plans for work in their ward areas. Redvelopment
E3c Nurse Unit Manager, Gail Hook with C3c Nurse Unit Manager, Helen Hottes discussing plans for work in their ward areas.

To enhance patient care and streamline services across the intensive care network at Westmead, cardio-thoracic intensive care will relocate to ward E3c, right beside their colleagues in general ICU.

The installation of two new bathrooms in ward E3c was completed on Saturday, April 22. After works are complete, this ward will become the new cardio-thoracic ICU.

Ward C3c (the previous cardio-thoracic intensive care unit) will be vacated to make way for minor works including a new medication room, new patient beverage bay and some modifications to the nurse’s stations. There will also be enhancements made to the cardiac monitoring capabilities.

There will be some noise due to demolition, drilling and hammering during this period. No disruption to clinical services is expected.

On Monday, April 24 the neuro-surgical/trauma stepdown unit will move to Ward C3c.

New signs will be installed to let patients, staff and visitors aware of ward moves.

The Cancer Services Inpatient Unit on level C5c of Westmead Hospital is in one of the original hospital buildings built in 1975. This area will be refurbished to include a new 25 bed medical oncology and palliative care unit.

The project will:

  • Ensure patients continue to receive the high-quality care they need.
  • Refit and remodel the inpatient unit to meet current standards and improve comfort for patients.
  • Increase single rooms for patients receiving care for cancer related illnesses.

Internal demolitions have been completed. External scaffolding is being erected on the east and west face of C block to accommodate further planned works.

There will be some noise during this period. No clinical disruptions are planned.

If you have any questions or want further information about works being undertaken by the capital works team, contact the Westmead Redevelopment project office on 1800 990 296 or email WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au

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