About our project                 

The multi-award-winning Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals (BMDH) Expansion Project in Sydney, Australia, is changing the way we care for our community with a major expansion of existing services to meet increasing demand, and the creation of new services to reduce the need to travel out of the area for treatment. 

The project began in 2012 and has now been recognised nationally and internationally for its iconic design, digital innovation, consumer and clinician engagement,  partnerships and communications.

BMDH Project been nominated for 34 awards, won 15 and been a finalist, runner-up or commended in 16.

 

News

  • November 2018: AW Edwards and Fugen win at the Master Builders Association of NSW Awards - details soon
  • November 2018: The Mount Druitt Hospital Community Dialysis Centre wins Health Project of the Year in the 2018 Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Boomtown! Awards More
  • November 2018: WSLHD's Project RED whole-of-hospital redesign program wins Premier's Award. Project RED changes support our transformation into a major teaching hosptial for western Sydney by redesigning services ahead of our move to the new faciltiies. More about Project RED

  

WINNER

  • WINNER OUTSTANDING HEALTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR, WESTERN SYDNEY LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE BOOMTOWN! AWARDS, 2018 Mount Druitt Hospital Community Dialysis Centre, for making Greater Western Sydney more liveable, cohesive and productive MORE
 
  • OVERALL WINNER: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD, VIENNA 2017 Best International Hospital Project under 40,000 square metres for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client). More
 
  • WINNER: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD, VIENNA 2017: Best use of art in public and private spaces, Jacobs and HARC; Health Infrastructure, client.
 
  • WINNER: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD, VIENNA 2017  Best Interior Design for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  More
 
  • WINNER: 2017 HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT AWARD, Lilly Dolenec, Project Communications Manager
   
  • WINNER: NSW HEALTH AWARDS 2016, PATIENTS AS PARTNERS For Caring for our Carers, carer zones project to improve the hospital experience for patients and families by providing comfortable overnight beside accommodation
 
  • WINNER:  NSW HEALTH AWARDS 2016, COLLABORATIVE LEADER OF THE YEAR – PETER ROPHAIL For outstanding collaborative leadership in Stage 1 of BMDH Project.
 
  • WINNER: NSW HEALTH SYMPOSIUM FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2016, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR CARING FOR OUR CARERS More than 750 professional health delegates at the NSW Health Symposium 2016 vote for the outstanding project of their choice
 
  • WINNER: WSLHD QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS 2016, ARTS & HEALTH FOR “BEING AND BELONGING” Being and Belonging is an exciting, engaging, collaborative consumer-led arts project at the Regional Dialysis Centre at Blacktown Hospital. It directly encourages patients to get more involved in their healthcare and improve their quality of life by expressing their experience through art, and directly influencing their care environment. This award is now a finalist in the NSW Health awards 2016 (to be announced in late October 2016).
 
  • WINNER: KO AWATEA INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH IMPROVEMENT AWARDS 2016 Category: Assuring Quality of Healthcare Standards Project: Consumer Engagement in the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project Nominee: WSLHD and Health Infrastructure About this project: The Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion Project’s consumer engagement program has won a prestigious Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Awards at the APAC Forum. Ko Awatea showcases excellence in health improvement and celebrates best practice in delivering improved, high quality patient care locally, nationally and internationally.
 
  • WINNER: JOSPEH J JACOBS REGIONAL PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD, 2016 BMDH Project architects Jacobs have been honoured for their work on the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals with a Joseph J. Jacobs Regional Performance Excellence Award. They were one of only two Australian teams, and only 38 internationally, to be recognised this year.
 
  • WINNER: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD 2016  The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards recognise a group of women within a project team demonstrating a substantial contribution to a successful development in New South Wales within the construction industry. Category: Master Builders Association of NSW and Clinton Recruitment Award for Team Innovation. Nominee: Jacobs, architects
 
  • WINNER: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM 2015 – GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR POSTER CATEGORY For Co-design: expand your universe: “Nothing About Me Without Me” - The Blacktown & Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project experience, Coralie Wales – Western Sydney Local Health District
 
  • WINNER: NSW HEALTH AWARDS 2014 - MAJOR AWARDS, PATIENTS AS PARTNERS CATEGORY For “Building our Future Together”, the program of community and consumer engagement undertaken by the BMDH Project is recognised as a best practice example for partnering with consumers on a capital works project. See the entry

 

RUNNER-UP AWARDS

  • RUNNER-UP, NSW PREMIER'S AWARDS, DELIVERING INFRASTRUCTURE, INDIVIDUAL AWARD, 2018 for former Health Infrastructure project director Andrew Paris, for his outstanding leadership of BMDH Project. MORE
  • RUNNER-UP: WSLHD QUALITY AWARDS, 2017 For "Ten Thousand Paper Petals" art project. MORE
  • RUNNER UP: NSW HEALTH AWARDS, ARTS & HEALTH CATEGORY, 2016 For “Being And Belonging – how art transformed the new Blacktown Hospital regional dialysis centre” More
  • RUNNER-UP: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM POSTER COMPETITION, 2016 Stay With Me - Blacktown Hospital Carer Zones As part of Blacktown Hospital’s Expansion Project, 40 unique carer zones were commissioned in single rooms across the new facility. These carer zones were created directly in response to consumer feedback to provide comfortable accommodation for carers staying overnight with patients.
  • RUNNER-UP: NSW HEALTH AWARDS, ARTS AND HEALTH AWARD, 2015 For “The Many Colours of Blacktown and Mount Druitt” arts and cultural plan More
  • RUNNER-UP: NSW HEALTH AWARDS, LOCAL SOLUTIONS AWARD, 2015 For Paper-Lite – Implementation of anywhere, anytime, electronic medical records at Blacktown Hospital
  • RUNNER-UP: WSLDH QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS, 2016 The Many Colours of Blacktown and Mount Druitt arts program
 

FINALIST

  • FINALIST: WESTERN SYDNEY LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE BOOMTOWN! AWARD HEALTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2018, Mount Druitt Hospital Community Dialysis Centre
  • FINALIST: PRIME MINISTER'S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT (IPAA), 2017 for BMDH Project Stage 1. The project was noinated for its outstanding collaboration, consultation and communications program and was one of only 13 major projects projects nationally to reach the final awards. More
  • FINALIST: WSLHD QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS, 2016 for 6S Lean Storerooms, War on Waste
  • FINALIST: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM POSTER COMPETITION, 2016 Being and Belonging - how art and storytelling transformed the experience of renal dialysis. Being and Belonging is an exciting, engaging, collaborative consumer-led arts project at the Regional Dialysis Centre at Blacktown Hospital. It directly encourages patients to get more involved in their healthcare and improve their quality of life by expressing their experience through art, and directly influencing their care environment.
  • FINALIST: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM POSTER COMPETITION, 2016 for Blacktown 6S LEAN Store Rooms A War on Waste initiative from staff within Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) to reduce waste and duplication, with the expansion of Blacktown Hospital providing a unique opportunity to redesign and standardise inpatient storerooms.
  • FINALIST: DULUX COLOUR AWARD, 2016 Jacobs (architects) for BMDH Project Clinical Services Building at Blacktown Hospital.
 
 

NOMINEE

  • NOMINEE: PETER ROPHAIL, AIM LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARDS (ALEAS), 2016 The AIM Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) is the peak national awards ceremony that recognises and celebrates Australia’s most outstanding leaders and managers. The awards showcase individual stars who have made significant impacts and contributions to their community and organisations. Nominee: Peter Rophail, BMDH Project (WSLHD)
  • NOMINEE: MATTHEW TADORIAN, PREMIER'S AWARDS 2016  ANTHEA KERR AWARD NOMINEE The award seeks to recognise future public sector leaders and will be awarded to people who exhibit in their work a deep commitment to public sector values and identified leadership potential – attributes that Anthea exemplified throughout her working life. As this is an award for young, emerging leaders.
  • NOMINEE: PREMIER’S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE – IMPROVING SERVICE LEVELS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS for “Check This Out: How Q-Flow digital check-in kiosks transformed outpatient clinics at Blacktown Hospital”
  • NOMINEE: PREMIER’S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE – IMPROVING SERVICE LEVELS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS for “Last Night I Slept In A Bed: How carer zones transformed the inpatient experience of hospital”
  • NOMINEE: THINK BRICK AWARDS 2016 KEVIN BORLAND MASONRY AWARD This award celebrates excellence in architecture. Nominee: Jacobs, BMDH Project architects.
 
 
 

WE BELONG

Marj - consumer

Consumers Marj, Ken, Greg and Judith talk about consumer engagement project - APAC Forum 2016 award winner

See the winning video

NSW Health Awards Special Update

See the 2016 NSW Health Awards Special Update to find out what we won, and why!

THE WHOLE PLACE IS ALIVE

Consumer Ken

We asked consumer rep Ken how the arts and culture projects changed our hospital. "The arts program here is really about a lot of people getting involved in it… all sections of the community - more than 500 people were involved and it's come together beautifully - everything just has colour. There's colour everywhere, and it changes. You walk through the place and there are photographs coming up on the screens and there are artworks and there's sculptures and it's alive… the whole place is alive." Our art project is part of the APAC Forum: Exploring New Frontiers consumer engagement award finalist entry. Thanks Ko Awatea for recognising the importance of community engagement, and the positive impact of art and culture.

More about our arts program

PAPER-LITE

Our Paper-Lite program was recognised in the 2015 NSW Health Awards for innovation and excellence.

See the video