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Transforming kidney care at PoWH

Transforming kidney care at PoWH

Prince of Wales Hospital (PoWH) has exciting plans to bring together its haemodialysis and renal services in a new, central location on Level 0 of the Dickinson Building, in the former Emergency Department space.

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Posted 20 Jun 2024
PoWH refurbishment works soon to get underway

PoWH refurbishment works soon to get underway

Several spaces across Prince of Wales Hospital will soon be refurbished as part of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment, with newly appointed building partner, Renascent, recently visiting some of the areas they'll be renovating.

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Posted 17 May 2024
Creating state-of-the-art operating theatres

Creating state-of-the-art operating theatres

Work is underway to ensure the operating theatres on Level 1 of the Prince of Wales Hospital (PoWH) Acute Services Building (ASB) will deliver the highest level of care when they open in 2025.

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Posted 26 Apr 2024
ASB Project of the Year

ASB Project of the Year

The Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building has received the coveted Project of the Year accolade at the annual IPA National Infrastructure Awards, acknowledging the project's extensive collaboration and planning.

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Posted 12 Apr 2024
ASB celebrates its first birthday

ASB celebrates its first birthday

It's been an incredible journey since the first patient moved into the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building a year ago, marking a major milestone for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and the Randwick community.

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Posted 05 Apr 2024
Enhancing patient care with good planning

Enhancing patient care with good planning

With almost 12 months having passed since Prince of Wales Hospital services began moving into the Acute Services Building, the positive impact of comprehensive planning is being acknowledged and celebrated.

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Posted 01 Mar 2024
Video shares story of 8,000 year old artefacts

Video shares story of 8,000 year old artefacts

A collection of 8,000 year old hearth stones have been carefully preserved and are on display in the public forecourt of the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, celebrating and honouring the unique cultural heritage of the site. Watch our video to learn more.

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Posted 19 Feb 2024
Community Management Centre thriving in new building

Community Management Centre thriving in new building

The Community Management Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital's Acute Services Building is marking almost a year of making a significant difference for patients in community care.

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Posted 22 Jan 2024
Construction of future IPUs now complete

Construction of future IPUs now complete

An additional inpatient unit space which has been under construction on Level 6 of the Acute Services Building (ASB) throughout the year is now ready for hospital operational commissioning.

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Posted 27 Nov 2023
ASB claims MBA award for excellence

ASB claims MBA award for excellence

The Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building – the first stage of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment – has been recognised with a 2023 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence Award. 

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Posted 16 Nov 2023
Video celebrates symbol of welcome

Video celebrates symbol of welcome

Watch our video to learn more about the story behind ‘Gum leaves’ – a major public art project featuring prominently in the forecourt of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building at Randwick.

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Posted 29 Oct 2023
Witness testing is in full swing within the ASB

Witness testing is in full swing within the ASB

As PoWH prepares to accept the handover of the new Level 6 surgical inpatient units, our teams have been involved in a range of system testing activities.
 

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Posted 23 Oct 2023
ICU happy to call ASB forever home

ICU happy to call ASB forever home

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Prince of Wales Hospital moved into the new Acute Services Building in June 2023, with the move playing a big role in boosting staff morale.

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Posted 11 Oct 2023
CUA service expands

CUA service expands

It’s been a busy four months since the Community Assessment Unit (CAU) first opened its doors in the new Acute Services Building.

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Posted 25 Sep 2023
Embracing collaboration

Embracing collaboration

The Education, Training and Research (ETR) space within the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building has revolutionised desk-based working and meetings.

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Posted 19 Sep 2023
Nine months on from the first move

Nine months on from the first move

The Central Sterilizing Services Department became the first occupants of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, relocating in November 2022, and the team has been non-stop ever since!

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Posted 24 Aug 2023
More Prince of Wales Hospital teams on the move

More Prince of Wales Hospital teams on the move

Following the successful moves of clinical teams into the new Acute Services Building, July saw a shift of focus at Prince of Wales Hospital. 

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Posted 23 Jul 2023
Artwork comes to life

Artwork comes to life

The input of hospital staff and community have helped shape a local landscape inspired artwork that features in the main entrance foyer of the new Acute Services Building. Check out our timelapse video to see how artist Richard Briggs brought the piece to life.

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Posted 10 Jul 2023
Cultural display celebrates connection to Country

Cultural display celebrates connection to Country

A collection of 8,000 year old hearth stones recovered from the Randwick Campus Redevelopment site during early excavations has been returned to site as part of a curated cultural display in the public forecourt of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building.

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Posted 22 Jun 2023
Connecting students with the hospital in new spaces

Connecting students with the hospital in new spaces

UNSW will soon house state-of-the-art research, clinical innovation, biomedical and teaching facilities across 10 floors of the integrated eastern extension of the ASB. 

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Posted 19 Jun 2023
New Acute Services Building officially opened

New Acute Services Building officially opened

The project recently celebrated a key milestone with the official opening of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, marking a significant chapter in the hospital's 160-year history of caring for the local community.  

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Posted 15 Jun 2023
Farewell to our redevelopment consumers

Farewell to our redevelopment consumers

After almost six years, members of the Acute Services Building Consumer & Community Advisory Committee met for the very last time as their time, contribution and dedication on the project was acknowledged and celebrated. 

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Posted 08 Jun 2023
UNSW spaces to align with Acute Services Building

UNSW spaces to align with Acute Services Building

In an integrated extension of the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, UNSW Sydney will house state-of-the-art research, clinical innovation, biomedical and teaching facilities across 10 floors.

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Posted 05 Jun 2023
Emergency Department move

Emergency Department move

The Prince of Wales Hospital Emergency Department has now moved to the new Acute Services Building, accessible from Magill Street, via Botany Street, Randwick. 

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Posted 03 May 2023
New community-facing service opens to patients

New community-facing service opens to patients

Prince of Wales Hospital staff celebrate the opening of the new Community Assessment Unit, which will support the management of patients in the community with chronic and complex health conditions within the Acute Services Building.

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Posted 01 May 2023
Reflecting on our patient and carer experiences

Reflecting on our patient and carer experiences

As part of Human Experience Week (1-7 May), we take time to think about the human experience in healthcare, and reflect on patient, family and carer experiences which have contributed to the design and delivery of the Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building. 

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Posted 01 May 2023
Neuroscience move coincides with Epilepsy Awareness Day

Neuroscience move coincides with Epilepsy Awareness Day

Former patient with epilepsy shares her story following the opening of the new Clinical Neurosciences inpatient unit within the Acute Services Building, and reflects on how new clinical spaces can impact the patient experience. 

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Posted 28 Apr 2023
Unique artworks helping to create calming spaces

Unique artworks helping to create calming spaces

As patients, staff and community move through the new Acute Services Building, large-scale artworks found in every department and inpatient unit celebrate the environment and stories of the local area.

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Posted 20 Apr 2023
End of Trip Facility is more than bikes in the basement

End of Trip Facility is more than bikes in the basement

Staff have been embracing the new End of Trip facility and were eager to share their experiences of how it has encourged the use of active transport options and healthy lifestyle choices, as workers are now better supported to cycle or walk to work, or exercise during the day.

 

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Posted 18 Apr 2023
New building welcomes first patients

New building welcomes first patients

It’s an exciting time for Prince of Wales Hospital, with the new Acute Services Building (ASB) opening its doors to the public after more than seven years in the making.

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Posted 27 Mar 2023
Celebrating connection to Country

Celebrating connection to Country

Three unique and distinct art and cultural displays at the main point of entry to the new hospital building create a distinguished Welcome to all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, providing a true reflection of continued culture on Country.

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Posted 27 Feb 2023
Staff shape public art

Staff shape public art

Prince of Wales Hospital staff have helped shape a new public artwork for the Acute Services Building by participating in a series of workshops with local artist, Richard Briggs. 

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Posted 23 Feb 2023
Open day wows residents

Open day wows residents

Hundreds of community members took advantage of the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Acute Services Building in February, visiting the future Emergency Department, Acute Aged Care inpatient unit and Intensive Care Unit.

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Posted 10 Feb 2023
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour

The Randwick community is invited to join us for a Community Open Day on Thursday 9 February to get a sneak peek at the new Acute Services Building before it opens to the public!

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Posted 16 Jan 2023
ASB celebrates successful test flight

ASB celebrates successful test flight

Perfect conditions saw the first helicopter land on the newly built Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building helipad, as part of an initial test flight.

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Posted 13 Jan 2023
Acute Services Building farewells final tower crane

Acute Services Building farewells final tower crane

The last standing tower crane associated with construction of the Acute Services Building has been safely dismantled, after more than three years of heavy lifting!
 

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Posted 21 Dec 2022
All new artwork to enrich staff and patient areas

All new artwork to enrich staff and patient areas

To reflect the local region’s culture, magnificent coastline and native flora, four leading Australian artists have been commissioned to produce unique artworks for the new hospital’s internal spaces.

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Posted 02 Dec 2022
New Acute Services Building celebrates construction completion

New Acute Services Building celebrates construction completion

The new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building has reached a significant milestone, with major construction at completed and a busy commissioning period now underway in readiness for opening from early 2023. The building is the first major upgrade to the hospital in 25 years.

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Posted 21 Nov 2022
Sterilising services team the first to move

Sterilising services team the first to move

Prince of Wales Hospital’s Central Sterlizing Services Department has become the first service to be operational in the Acute Services Building, after occupying their previous space for 25 years.

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Posted 04 Nov 2022
New medication technology enhances patient safety

New medication technology enhances patient safety

Meet Automation and Distribution Pharmacist, Sarah Lam, who has commenced in a newly created position responsible for embedding a gamechanging medication distribution technology known as Automatic Dispensing Cabinets.

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Posted 07 Oct 2022
Rich history of Randwick residents remembered

Rich history of Randwick residents remembered

The land on which the Randwick Campus Redevelopment stands was recently home to a small residential suburban district. Photographs, memoirs and artefacts from the former residents will soon be permanently displayed as part of a history wall inside the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building.

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Posted 02 Sep 2022
New CT Scanner arrives on site

New CT Scanner arrives on site

Prince of Wales Hospital Emergency Department staff celebrate the arrival of a brand new CT scanner, which will be used solely for adult ED patients once the Acute Services Building opens.

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Posted 05 Aug 2022
Mobile navigation set to transform patient experience

Mobile navigation set to transform patient experience

An interactive digital wayfinding solution set to launch in line with the opening of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, will make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way around the Randwick campus.

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Posted 15 Jul 2022
Emergency nurse keen to work in the new hospital

Emergency nurse keen to work in the new hospital

With the Acute Services Building on track to open its doors to the public in 2023, the exciting prospect of moving into the new hospital is becoming more and more real for Prince of Wales Hospital staff like Emergency Department nurse, Colou Caro.

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Posted 08 Jul 2022
Consumers trial new patient and visitor furniture

Consumers trial new patient and visitor furniture

Clinical and non-clinical staff have been sampling and selecting new furniture for the Acute Services Building as part of a comprehensive procurement process. An integral step in the decision-making process is engaging consumers to provide that essential patient and visitor perspective.

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Posted 01 Jul 2022