NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced the
start of the major redevelopment of Westmead Hospital – a project worth over $400
“Over the last three years I have fought for more parking, more nurses and a major
I want to thank all the people that signed our petition for this major upgrade, without
significant community support this would not have been possible.
After more than 35 years, Westmead Hospital will now receive its biggest upgrade,”
said Geoff Lee MP for Parramatta.
Mrs Skinner said the redevelopment of Westmead Hospital would include a new Acute
Services Building and comprehensive care centres which will co-locate all complex
and critical care services to improve the treatment of critically ill emergency patients,
trauma and surgical patients.
Plans are underway for a new Acute Services Building that will include:
up to 12 state-of-the-art operating theatres
extra inpatient beds
additional car parking
a new emergency department.
Minister Skinner said “This is the first stage of the major redevelopment of the
Westmead campus which, when complete, will cost well over $1 billion and be the
biggest hospital redevelopment in NSW.”
“It makes sense because Westmead Emergency treats more than 66,000 people
each year and will grow to treat an estimated 110,000 patients in 10 years.
Westmead is an important hospital not only for Parramatta but for the whole of
Western Sydney, treating the most complex and acute cases. Westmead Medical
Precinct with the Hospital, Children’s Hospital and research centres is well underway
to become the Medical Capital of Western Sydney” said Geoff Lee.