“This is the foundation for the next 40 years of care”: Westmead Hospital’s billion dollar future in latest podcast

Western Sydney is home to Australia’s tallest health building – the Central Acute Services Building at Westmead Hospital – and we’re celebrating its official opening in this week’s Western Sydney Health Check podcast.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard visited on Monday 22 March to open Westmead Hospital’s new 14-storey medical tower–a $1 billion investment in western Sydney.

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy discusses what this landmark project means for our fast-growing community and the future of health research and innovation.

WSLHD Chief Executive Graeme Loy in the studio talking about western Sydney’s future of healthcare.

One of the many jewels in the CASB is the dedicated trauma ward that has now been running for three weeks.

Associate Professor Jeremy Hsu.

Westmead Hospital’s head of trauma Dr Jeremy Hsu explains what this advancement means for trauma care in western Sydney, and nurse unit manager of the ward Britney Raj shares what it’s like caring for patients with multiple life-threatening injuries.

“These are life-changing events; it’s such a significant part of their story and we’re a part of that,” Britney said.

“Just taking that 10 minutes out to sit and listen to someone creates such a difference in their care and how they recover. It is a challenge for everyone […] sometimes people don’t speak very nicely to them, sometimes they’re a shoulder to cry on, and the nurses just have to adapt to whatever may come through the doors.”

Westmead Hospital trauma ward Nurse Unit Manager Britney Raj.

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