Construction of the $780 million Prince of Wales Hospital Integrated Acute Services Building has reached its highest point, marking a key milestone for Randwick’s new health and innovation precinct.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new state-of-the-art hospital building is a key feature of the $1.5 billion Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct, which includes an investment of more than $1 billion from the NSW Government.
“This new hospital building will deliver first class healthcare services to support the community as it grows, while opening up opportunities for ground-breaking health and education partnerships,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The community will also benefit from a real economic boost, with around 600 new jobs created through the building’s construction alone, and potential for thousands more flow-on jobs over the project’s lifetime.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government has partnered with the University of New South Wales to deliver contemporary clinical spaces to provide the best possible healthcare for patients into the future.
“This partnership will give the precinct a competitive edge on the global stage for health advancements, research and education,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Together we will bring innovative treatments and medical advancements from the bench top to the bedside to improve health outcomes for our community.”
The building will include a new emergency department, extra inpatient beds, a new helipad, intensive care unit, aged care services, a new psychiatric emergency care centre and shared operating theatres for the campus when it opens in 2022.
Under the next phase of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment within the precinct, Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and the Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre are on track to be completed in 2025 and UNSW Health Translation Hub is scheduled to open in late 2026.