Precinct Post puts Westmead’s health centrepiece opening in full focus

Richard Alcock AO chairman, WSLHD, with Graeme Loy, chief executive WSLHD

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.

You can download it here.

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.

Focal point: Autumn’s Precinct Post puts the focus on Westmead and the historic moment NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian officially opened the state’s centrepiece of health – the Central Acute Services Building.

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:

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.

Read it here.

Nurse unit manager at Children’s Short Stay, Pam Bold, proudly shows NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard around the light and bright department.