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

project UPDATE

Artist Impressions unveiled for the new Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre
On May 8 2021, the Member for Vaucluse The Hon. Gabrielle Upton, MP unveiled artist impressions for the new Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre. In March 2019 the NSW and Federal Governments announced $608 million to deliver the state-of-the-art paediatric health, medical research and education facilities at Randwick. The redevelopment is a key feature of the $1.5 billion Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct, which includes more than $1 billion from the NSW Government and is the next exciting stage of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment.

Over 2,000 clinicians, researchers, staff, consumers and community representatives have been engaged to ensure we design and build a future-proofed hospital and research facility that meets the changing needs of our community now and for decades to come.

Indicative view of the new children's hospital and research facility from High Street
View of the proposed High Street main entry
View of the proposed outdoor play area
View of the proposed public walkway between the new and existing children's hospital
Indicative view looking east from High Street
View of the proposed new emergency department drop off



The Randwick Campus Redevelopment team is working with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Cancer Institute and UNSW Sydney to plan and design Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Australia’s first Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Bounded by Hospital Road, High Street and Botany Street, the redevelopment will connect with UNSW’s Health Translation Hub to bring the Randwick Hospitals Campus and UNSW Kensington Campus closer together, forming an integrated Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct.

The co-location of paediatric healthcare, education and research environments will accelerate learning discoveries, engage clinical innovation with bedside care and meet the complex health needs of Sydney’s growing population with a future ready workforce.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform paediatric services and the next exciting phase of the broader Randwick Campus Redevelopment.

The services being delivered in Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre includes:

  • A new children’s emergency department and emergency short-stay unit, accessible from Botany Street with direct links to new and existing services
  • A new children’s intensive care unit
  • Australia’s first Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre, including:
    • State-of-the-art technologically advanced wet and dry laboratory spaces,
    • Education, training and research spaces,
    • New oncology inpatient units, and patient and family focused retreat areas,
    • A new day oncology unit
  • New inpatient units for medical and surgical specialties
  • New medical short-stay unit
  • New front of house and High Street drop off
  • New pharmacy
  • Back of house and logistics services.       
Where are we now? 

The project is undertaking the final design phase, known as Detailed Design. Similar to the previous design phases, the Project team will continue to collaborate in the co-design process with staff from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the Children’s Cancer Institute, patients, families, and the community to design a world-class facility that meets the community’s needs and into the future.  

 The Detailed Design phase builds on the work undertaken during the Concept and Schematic design phases, including room and ward layouts, final decisions on room specifications, as well as coordination of technology, furniture, fixtures and equipment for different areas of the new Sydney Children's Hospital Stage 1 and Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre.  

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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Sydney Children's Hospital Stage 1 and CCCC Fact Sheet

The project is undergoing planning and design. The Concept Design phase for the project commenced in early 2020. Download the fact sheet to find out more about progress for the new children's health and research facilities at Randwick.

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Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre Fact Sheet

Find out more on how co-locating scientists with clinicians and educators will transform the treatment of childhood cancer.

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