Redevelopment joins Westmead Hospital’s 40th celebrations

Artist's impression of the new hospital building and a celebratory bow and ribbon
Artist’s impression of the new hospital building and a celebratory bow and ribbon

The Westmead Redevelopment project is joining the week-long celebrations, marking 40 years since Westmead Hospital opened.

The project team will run a number of events and activities, including pop-up events at the project’s Info Hub, opposite the admissions desk at Westmead Hospital’s main entrance.

The always popular virtual reality goggles will be at all pop-up events. These give visitors an immersive experience, allowing them to explore artist’s impressions of a number of spaces within the new hospital building.

Following the success of Sticky Beak Week, the prototype rooms will re-open. Community members and staff can join a guided tour through spaces in the new hospital building, including an operating theatre and patient rooms.

A free goodie bag, available at the Info Hub, will include new fact sheets outlining patient and community amenities, as well as the refurbishment program, which is transforming more than 30 per cent of clinical areas at Westmead Hospital.

See below for a full list of activities planned by the Westmead Redevelopment project during the week of celebrations. Head to the project’s Facebook page for event entries, so you can add them to your calendar.

For more information, contact the Westmead Redevelopment project. All activities are free and there’s no need to register – just turn up!

Westmead Hospital open day pop-up

  • Experience: try on our virtual reality goggles, view artist’s impressions of the new hospital building including the fly-through video, pick up a free goodie bag including a dragonfly colouring sheet and badge
  • Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Location: Westmead Redevelopment project Info Hub, opposite admissions at the main entrance of Westmead Hospital

Heritage walk

  • Experience: view artist’s impressions of the new hospital building, construction shots of the new hospital building, photos of refurbished areas and from Westmead Hospital’s exciting past
  • Date: 5 – 10 November 2018 and ongoing
  • Time: 24 hours per day
  • Location: corridor between the entrance to Westmead Hospital’s Centre for Oral Health and the Westmead Education and Conference Centre, level 2, Westmead Hospital

Living library ‘movie zone’

  • Experience: watch interviews with past and present Westmead Hospital staff, members of the Westmead Redevelopment project team and precinct partners as they look back on their memories of Westmead Hospital, while looking to the next 40 years. If you can’t make this event, we will share the movie on the Westmead Redevelopment project website and website and Westmead Redevelopment project’s social media channels.

Prototype room tours

  • Experience: peak inside the new hospital building by viewing a number of spaces including an operating theatre, patient rooms including carer zones and staff areas
  • Date: 6, 7, 8 November 2018 announced soon
  • Time: 12 – 1pm
  • Location: prototype rooms on Dragonfly Drive, Westmead (look for the big grey shed!)

Westmead Hospital 40th pop-ups

  • Experience: try on our virtual reality goggles, view artist’s impressions of the new hospital building including the fly-through video, pick up a free goodie bag including a dragonfly colouring sheet and badge
  • Date: 6, 7, 8 November 2018
  • Time: 11am – 1pm
  • Location: Westmead Redevelopment project Info Hub, opposite admissions at the main entrance of Westmead Hospital

Read more about the Westmead Redevelopment project: www.westmeadproject.health.nsw.gov.au