Acute services building celebrates its first birthday

It is hard to believe that 12 months have passed since the first patient arrived in the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building (ASB) as part of what was an historic milestone for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and the broader Randwick community.

The Respiratory and Infectious Diseases ward was the first inpatient unit to open its doors back in March 2023.

A year on, Respiratory and Infectious Diseases Nurse Unit Manager, Kate Frampton, says she is proud to see the staff thriving in their new ward.

“We are able to provide care to our patients in an environment that has been purpose-built, and is clean, bright and functional,” said Kate.

The next major stage in the redevelopment project will see the commissioning and subsequent opening of the surgical wards on Level 6, along with construction of new operating theatres on Level 1.

The much anticipated 10-levels of UNSW education and research spaces are also set to open in the coming months. Directly adjoining ASB clinical spaces, the integrated UNSW spaces will house clinical prototyping, testing laboratories, research zones and more.

Prince of Wales Hospital General Manager, Jennie Barry, said the new and expanded facilities have had a positive impact on patients and staff.

“Seeing this beautiful, state-of-the-art building become part of daily life on our hospital campus is so rewarding. I thank our passionate staff who have embraced the new technology and adapted to new and innovative ways of delivering healthcare,” said Jennie.

Published April 2024