Sydney Children's Hospital Stage 1 and Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre

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Project Summary

The $658 million Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre brings world-leading clinical care, research and education together under one roof, to transform kids’ health.

Our partners, the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, the Children’s Cancer Institute and UNSW Sydney have a rich culture of collaboration, blended with a passionate commitment to transforming kids’ health through integrated research and care. 

As we look to the future, we are working together to provide our communities with a new state-of-the-art paediatric health and research facility; flexible and technologically advanced to drive health care, research and education innovations.

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre will be delivered as a single project in an integrated facility, to transform paediatric health care locally, nationally and globally. We see this as a generational opportunity to reimagine the way care is delivered and will have a lasting impact on children and their families.

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Services in the new building will include:

  • a children's emergency department
  • medical short stay unit
  • children's intensive care unit
  • inpatient units for medical, surgical, adolescent, sleep and oncology specialties
  • a day oncology centre
  • paediatric pharmacy
  • virtual care centre and hospital command centre
  • neurosciences centre
  • technologically advanced wet and dry laboratories to support cancer research
  • education, training and research spaces
  • collaborative work areas.

Where are we now? 

Planning and design have been underway since 2019 and the project marked the completion of detailed design in late 2021. The Environmental Impact Statement was publicly exhibited in mid-2021 and improvements to the design have been incorporated in response to agency and community submissions.

The project team received indicative planning consent from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in late 2021. 

Transforming the health experience 

This significant new investment in paediatric health at Randwick is an opportunity to transform the way care is delivered now and into the future. We are putting patients and their families at the centre of planning, to ensure the overall experience supports an even higher standard of care than is provided today at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

To do this we have asked over 2,000 children, patients, families, carers and staff what is important to them, to better understand how we can meet the needs of all users in the new building.

Using their extensive feedback, we have designed places and spaces that will feel more like a home, promote health and wellness, family togetherness and patient centered care.

The new building will be safe and welcoming for the whole community, with the provision of areas such as the dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gathering space for families in the Front of House.

Delivering the project 

This significant investment in the Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre includes $478 million from the NSW Government; $100 million from the Commonwealth Government; $25 million from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation; and $25 million from the Children’s Cancer Institute. UNSW is providing a $30 million in-kind contribution for the Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre within the adjacent UNSW Health Translation Hub.

Planning documents

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydney Children's Hospital Stage 1 and Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre can be viewed on the NSW Government Major Projects planning portal

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Project Fact Sheets

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Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre

The new children’s hospital and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre, combined with innovative approaches to research and healthcare are set to transform the patient, carer and family experience.

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