Masterplan – The Westmead Health Precinct

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The Westmead Health Precinct, which includes four major hospitals, contains the largest concentration of health service assets in Australia. These four hospitals house over 1,640 combined patient beds and treat over a million patients each year. The precinct also includes three major research institutes, which are some of the largest and most renowned in Australia.

The four hospitals provide an array of specialised healthcare services to a very high standard. Westmead Hospital, the principal acute hospital at the precinct, is integral to the provision of general healthcare in Western Sydney. It provides specialised tertiary services for the entire metropolitan catchment area, in addition to providing quarternary care for the whole of New South Wales. The remaining three hospitals cover distinct branches of healthcare: The Children’s Hospital provides a wide range of paediatric care, from its Deafness Centre to its operating theatres; the Cumberland Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric facility treating a multitude of mental health illnesses and disorders; Westmead Private Hospital provides acute and surgical services while also functioning as a teaching hospital for the University of Sydney.

The three research facilities, the Westmead Millenium Institute, the Children’s Medical Research Institute and The University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School, complement each other effectively to foster a comprehensive centre of learning and innovation.

Together, these treatment and research facilities form a regional centre of excellence. This concentration of services enables the creation of a copious pool of resources and skills, increasing the efficiency and growth of each individual facility. Western Sydney is forecast to increase in population from 2 million to 3 million by 2036. This masterplan provides a framework to support the precinct’s stakeholders as they respond and adapt to the growing demands of this metropolitan area.

Location:
Sydney, Australia

Sector:
Acute

Client:
New South Wales Health Infrastructure

Roles:
Architect
Master Planner

Value:
Undisclosed

Status:
Completed April 2014

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