Welcoming kids to the future of healthcare at Westmead

Open for service … The new Emergency Department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

After 25 years of service and caring for more than a million patients, a new chapter has been written for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Emergency Department.

The new emergency department for children in the Westmead Health Precinct’s Central Acute Services Building (CASB) opened this week – following the relocation of adults’ emergency department in February.

The milestone opening brought smiles to the faces of Mishkat, Valli and Rayyaan – the first patients cared for in the new emergency department located in Block K Level 2.

They also visited the children’s short stay unit and medical imaging during their stay, which you can watch below.

The children’s departments in the CASB provide fast-tracked service to ensure patients are treated quickly and safely in an environment built for the future. 

Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Graeme Loy said the new building now integrated a range of services for both adults and children for the first time in the precinct.

“This integration represents a new era of patient care across the entire Westmead Health Precinct,” Graeme said.

“This is the first time we’ve brought together Western Sydney Local Health District, the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the University of Sydney to create a space of high-quality care, learning and innovation.

“This state-of-the-art building will not only provides quality healthcare, but also trains the best and brightest staff now and into the future.”

He said the Westmead Health Precinct was a cornerstone for investment, economic growth and job creation in western Sydney.

Here to help … Teams finally put their months of training and simulations to the test.

“Its importance as a centre for specialised health, medical research, education and innovation cannot be underestimated – Westmead is nationally and globally significant.”

Patient drop-off for the new children’s and adults’ emergency departments is via Hawkesbury Road, 400 metres north of the intersection with Darcy Road. 

Motorists should follow signs and directions to the new entrances. For parking, use the P5 carpark near adults’ emergency (below-ground on Level 1).

For more information about the new adults’ emergency department and a video showing how to get there by car, click here.

The centrepiece of the $1 billion-plus Westmead Redevelopment, the CASB provides western Sydney with high-quality healthcare, research and educational facilities.

The new building – a partnership between Western Sydney Local Health District, University of Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network – includes the two emergency departments, more than 300 patient rooms, 25 digital operating theatres and a suite of other features.

Milestone moment … Children’s and adults’ emergency services are now integrated into the one building for the first time.