A first birthday for our Acute Services Building

It is hard to believe that 12 months have passed since the first patient arrived in the Acute Services Building (ASB) at Prince of Wales Hospital, an historic milestone for the Randwick community and SESLHD. 

The Respiratory and Infectious Diseases ward was the first inpatient unit to open its doors back in March 2023. 

A year on, Respiratory and Infectious Diseases Nurse Unit Manager, Kate Frampton says she is proud to see the staff thriving in their new ward. 

“We are able to provide care to our patients in an environment that has been purpose-built, that is clean, bright and functional,” said Kate. 

The next major stage in the redevelopment project will see the completion of the new operating theatres on level 1 and surgical wards on level 6. 

The much anticipated 10-storey UNSW education and research spaces are also set to open later this year. Situated alongside the ASB, the integrated spaces will house clinical prototyping, testing laboratories, research zones and more. 

Prince of Wales Hospital General Manager, Jennie Barry says the new and expanded facilities have had a positive impact on patients and staff. 

“Seeing this beautiful, state-of-the-art building become a part of daily life at our hospital campus is so rewarding. I want to thank the staff who have embraced the new technology and adapted to new and innovative ways of delivering healthcare,” said Jennie. 

The Respiratory and Infectious Diseases team celebrated their one-year anniversary with a team lunch and bake-off! 

Respiratory and Infectious Diseases team