prince of wales hospital
Acute Services Building

A range of Prince of Wales Hospital services and inpatient units have now relocated to the new Acute Services Building, including the Adult Emergency Department. Learn which services have moved and where you can now find them.

Project summary


The NSW Government delivered the Prince of Wales Hospital (PoWH) Acute Services Building (ASB) in the first stage of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment (RCR). Collaborating with UNSW Sydney, the ASB is the catalyst project for master planned infrastructure transformation of the Randwick Health Campus and for expanding the world-class health, research and education facilities within the Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct (RHIP). 

The new Prince of Wales Hospital ASB includes:

  • Expanded adult Emergency Department 
  • Expanded Intensive Care Unit 
  • New digital operating theatres equipped with state-of-the-art technology
  • New shared medical imaging department
  • A new and expanded Central Sterilizing Services Department
  • A new helipad servicing the Randwick Hospitals Campus 
  • Expanded Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre 
  • New Community Assessment Unit
  • A Community Management Centre
  • Replacement of existing inpatient wards and provision of additional inpatient beds providing contemporary facilities for the following specialties:
    • Haematology and Oncology 
    • Aged Care (Acute and Rehabilitation) 
    • Orthopaedics
    • Respiratory and Infectious Diseases 
    • Clinical Neurosciences floor that will incorporate an expanded Acute Stroke Unit, Neurology and Neurosurgical beds and the Complex Epilepsy Service
    • Research, education and training spaces, including additional spaces funded by UNSW Sydney, to enable clinical innovation and research, biomedical engineering, and clinical translational research laboratories collocated directly alongside clinical staff providing acute healthcare services.

The ASB is the first major upgrade to the Prince of Wales Hospital in 25 years, delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure that will support new and innovative approaches to acute healthcare and provide staff with purpose-designed and built facilities that support contemporary clinical practice.

Health-related academic and translational research spaces will be co-located with clinical services. These include laboratories and spaces to support collaboration and the testing and trialling of new models of care and innovative treatments. 

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The 2022-23 NSW State Budget committed an extra $82.5 million to fit out additional operating theatres and associated recovery spaces, an ICU pod and two additional wards within the new ASB.  

Planning and staged delivery of these additional works is underway, and related works will continue into late 2024.

Enhancing the patient experience

The new and expanded facilities, together with innovative approaches to clinical services, place the patient experience at the centre of healthcare delivery by:

  • Improving services and technology to deliver contemporary models of care
  • Integrating health services with education and research to foster a culture of discovery and innovation and a rapid translation of research results to bedside care
  • Fostering calm through enhanced connectivity and intuitive wayfinding that helps patients reach their destination and access the required health services
  • Promoting wellbeing by providing safe, green and open public spaces that connect with internal areas.


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Acute Services Building reaches major milestone

Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard visited the Randwick Campus Redevelopment to celebrate the major construction completion of the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building. 

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UNSW Addition to the Acute Services Building

The extension will bring clinicians, researchers, educators and public health together and will drive the rapid translation of clinically informed research, innovation and education excellence to improve patient care at Randwick

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New Acute Services Building for Randwick

Find out more about the features of the new Acute Services Building; the first stage of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment and the catalyst project for expanding the world-class health, research and education facilities at the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct.

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Project Fact Sheets

Find out more about all projects underway for the Randwick Campus Redevelopment

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SSD-9113 Planning Documentation

On 27 February 2019, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) approved the State Significant Development application (SSD-9113) for construction and operation of the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building

Planning documents