clinical services building



The award-winning new Clinical Services Building at Blacktown Hospital opened in 2016 and includes a comprehensive care centre for cancer, new wards for cardiac, respiratory and aged care and new women's health clinics.
 
The project was part of the BMDH Expansion Project Stage 1.

The new building connects seamlessly into the existing hospital building via a light-filled internal street complete with new retail and dining areas.

Now open:
  • New main entry and reception with Hospital Street main foyer/atrium, cafes, retail and services
  • New women's health clinics on level 3 (main entry level)
  • New cancer & haematology centre - radiation therapy on level 3 with two treatment rooms featuring photographic ceiling with images donated by Steve Parish; level 4 infusion therapies clinic including a carer-design chemo lounge with beverage bar, magazines and craft activities offering a less traditional tretament space, and space to socialise.  
  • A51 Aged Care / Secure
  • C52 Stroke/Rehabilitation on level 5
  • C53 Aged Care on level 5
  • A61 Cardiology/Medical
  • C62 Coronary Care
  • C63 Cardiology
  • A71 Medical/Cancer
  • C72 Respiratory/ARU
  • C73 Respiratory
  • Lung & Sleep Centre
  • Clinical Measurement & CEAP

About the new building
A new main entry directs patients into the new complex, with a cancer centre entry located at the opposite end of the building. The two entries stream patients and visitors quickly and easily to their destination.

At entry level, called level 3, the building includes the new cancer centre, two central courtyards, pharmacy and a new antenatal clinic.

The entry level connects via the hospital street to the existing Emergency Department, outpatient clinics, therapies, medical imaging and other services.

On the upper levels, the cancer centre clinics and infusion services occupy most of level 4.

On level 5, wards for stroke, rehabilitation and aged care are located adjacent to the dedicated therapy area.

Our new cardiac care unit occupies the spacious level 6. Terraces on this level provide welcome outdoor space for patients who may spend longer times in hospital.

A secure ward for patients affected by dementia and other cognitive diseases of ageing is also located on level 5, with a pleasant outdoor courtyard for exercise and respite (it even has is own bus stop).

Two respiratory wards and a dedicated respiratory centre are located on the top floor, along with the cancer inpatient unit.

The wards have an open design to ensure staff can ‘see and be seen’.

New carer zones

Pleasant single and two-bed rooms, all with en-suites, provide a new level of comfort for patients. Forty Innovative carer zones in in single patient rooms allow adult carers to stay overnight with adult patients. Ask a staff member for more informaiton about staying overnight with us or read the carer fact sheet.

For staff, purpose-built facilities have been designed to support current best-practice models of care, providing satiworkplaces specially designed for multidisciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff.
 

Consultation and engagement

Consulting with patients, carers, families, community and staff has been a key factor in the sucess of our project. 
Innovations such as carer zones, arts and cultural projects, and the chemo lounge in our cancer centre were all made possible thanks to the involvement of stakeholders, and they make our hospital different from anything that's been done before.  
To date, we have achieved more than 25,000 consultation interactions through our user groups, planning sessions, workshops and meetings. 
 

Project snapshot

Design: Jacobs architects
Project management: PwC 
Main contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Start: 2012
Completed: 2016
Stage: part of Stage 1 2012 - 2016
Budget: Part of $700 million BMDH Project Stage 1 and Stage 2