Stunning $700 million Blacktown Hospital redevelopment wins infrastructure award

Blacktown Hospital’s state-of-the-art acute services building has been awarded Health Project of the Year Award at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s Boomtown Property and Infrastructure Awards.

The world-class building is the centrepiece in stage two of the $700 million Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Project.

Patient experience has been at the forefront of every element of the design, including the emergency department of the future, cutting-edge operating rooms, intensive care unit with support for outdoor treatment, and light-filled birthing suites that will welcome nearly 4,000 babies every year.

The building was named health project of the year by the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, a not-for-profit community initiative that aims to lead the national conversation about Greater Western Sydney.

Blacktown Hospital general manager Ned Katrib said the award was a credit to builder A W Edwards and all the staff and consumers who contributed to the design.

“It’s brilliant to see this stunning building receive the recognition it deserves from some of Australia’s leading experts in business and government,” Ned said.

“What’s more important to us, however, is knowing our staff, patients and visitors feel confident this significant investment in the health of Western Sydney will reap rewards now and long into the future.”

Judging for the prestigious awards was undertaken by Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue patrons Kerry Schott AO, Nick Greiner AC, Professor Peter Shergold AC, Craig Knowles AM, Cameron Clyne and chairman Christopher Brown AM.