Hospital School students inspect redevelopment site

Hospital School students check out the site of the new hospital building.

Children from the Hospital School were invited this week to inspect the building site of the new central acute services building.

The Hospital School teaches patients and their siblings at both The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Hospital, and, after being involved with the naming of UCrane Bolt in 2016, the kids were thrilled to have a look at the progress of construction.

Dressed in their hard hats and high visibility vests, the children looked on from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research building’s balcony, eyeing off all the hard work going on below, as part of their studies into building and engineering.

Last week, project director Tim Mason visited the Hospital School’s primary classroom at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to give an introduction to working in construction and answer the many questions thrown at him from the students.

The kids were keen to know everything from the number of dump trucks that visit the site each day and whether women work on building sites, through to why personal protective equipment such as hard hats and high visibility vests are so important.

The visit was hugely exciting for the patients, and they are looking forward to another visit before Christmas.

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