New integrated Acute Services Building for Randwick

Animation of the construction of the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, including floor by floor view of the facility.

Project summary


The NSW Government is partnering with UNSW Sydney to deliver the Integrated Acute Services Building (ASB); 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 precinct. 

The new Integrated ASB includes:
  • Expanded adult Emergency Department 
  • Expanded Intensive Care Unit 
  • Four new digital operating theatres equipped with state-of-the-art technology for neuro-surgery and complex orthopaedics, including major spinal surgery 
  • A new and expanded Central Sterilising Services Department and a new helipad serving the Randwick Hospitals Campus 
  • 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
  • Expanded Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre 
  • New Medical Assessment Unit including a Virtual Care 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 Sub Acute) 
    • Orthogeriatrics 
    • Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases 
    • Acute Spinal Unit 
    • Neurosciences floor that will incorporate an expanded Acute Stroke Unit, Neurology and Neurosurgical beds and the Complex Epilepsy Service. 

The Integrated 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 collocated with clinical services. These include laboratories and spaces to support collaboration and the testing and trialing of new models of care and innovative treatments. 

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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