The last few months have produced the culmination of one of the proudest milestones in Westmead Health Precinct history – the official opening of the Central Acute Services Building or CASB.
The CASB Block K – and recognition of the thousands of staff, patients, carers and community members who have helped make it a reality – takes pride of place in the latest Precinct Post magazine.
The 24-page autumn edition pays tribute to western Sydney’s new 14-level centrepiece of health, research and education following the opening by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian in March.
Precinct Post relives the Premier’s visit to Westmead along with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, NSW Health Secretary Elizabeth Koff and other dignitaries representing Western Sydney Local Health District, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the University of Sydney and Health Infrastructure.
We also look at the seamless transition of services into the building thanks to years of collaboration, teamwork and persistence.
The relocations began with the Adults’ Emergency Department in mid-February.
Other services to since relocate include:
- Central Sterilising Services Department
- University of Sydney
- Day Surgery
- Children’s Emergency Department
- Trauma Unit – a dedicated, specialist ward
- Satellite services of Medical Imaging and Pharmacy
- Colorectal/upper gastrointestinal
- Transit lounges for patients
The edition highlights the spiritual significance of the Cultural Gathering Place, more of the amazing artwork now in place and the active transport facilities available for staff.
Plus there are updates from Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Westmead Hospital Foundation and Parramatta Light Rail.