Woodhead worked as part of the Western Integrated Network (WINs) project team to complete the first stage redevelopment of the major teaching hospital at Westmead NSW. Stage one encompassed a $100 million addition and alteration program to the original hospital 1970’s premises, which services Sydney’s greater west.
Project works include a new three storey addition across the south-western end of the complex housing a new ICU, allied health and ambulatory care departments. An additional floor and major redevelopment providing for the comprehensive women’s health services at the north-western end of the complex is another project milestone. The overall upgrade includes extended Cancer Services, a new PET (Positron Emission Tomography) suite and additional CAT (Computer Axial Tomography) scanner as well as the new renal inpatient unit.
Careful consideration was given to the need for maintaining a working hospital which undertakes complex service delivery 24-hours a day. This has driven the staging and timing of the redevelopment.
The replacement of the ageing engineering infrastructure required careful structured coordination of new services without disrupting service supplies in many highly serviced areas of the hospital.
Woodhead’s health design team have provided for the most comprehensive and sophisticated medical technology as well as creating patient-centred places within the hospital. This project reflects new directions for health facilities design into the 21st century.