$658M Sydney Children's Hospital and Minderoo Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre underway

10 Jun 2022

Construction of the $658 million Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment and Australia’s first Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre is set to start, with the appointment of the main works contractor.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton announced John Holland Pty Ltd will deliver the state-of-the art facility, to be located in the Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the redeveloped paediatric hospital and the new dedicated research facility will deliver life-changing care to some of the state’s most unwell children.

“This record investment by the NSW Government in paediatric health care is a game-changer for the children of NSW,” Mr Hazzard said.

“The statewide facility puts world-leading research at the forefront of health care, integrating scientists, clinicians and educators, to help our youngest and most vulnerable patients. A new paediatric Virtual Care Centre will also improve choices and access to 24/7 care for patients and families throughout NSW.”

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton said the redevelopment will revolutionise patient care for children, with the design incorporating feedback from staff, patients and their families. It now has more single-patient rooms, family-friendly zones and play areas inside and outside of the hospital and even a pet-friendly zone.

“Not only will this project improve outcomes and experiences for some of our littlest patients and their families, but it will also support almost 1,200 direct jobs during construction and help create 500 roles within paediatrics across the Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct,” Ms Upton said.

The new building is part of a record investment by the NSW Government of $1.3 billion in paediatric healthcare across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and includes:

  • A new children’s emergency department and intensive care unit
  • Medical short stay unit
  • Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • Neurosciences centre
  • Virtual care centre and hospital command centre
  • Inpatient units for medical, surgical, adolescent, sleep and oncology specialties
  • A day oncology centre
  • Wet and dry laboratories to support cancer research, education and training
  • Paediatric pharmacy
  • Improved parent amenities, including overnight bereavement rooms
  • Education and training spaces

The $658 million investment in the Sydney Children’s Hospital and Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Randwick includes: $478 million from the NSW Government; $100 million from the Commonwealth Government; $25 million from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation; and $25 million from Children’s Cancer Institute. NSW is providing a $30 million in-kind contribution for additional integrated facilities for the Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre within the adjacent UNSW Health Translation Hub.

In April 2022, Minderoo Foundation was announced as naming rights partner to the Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre, announcing a $15 million donation as part of an overall $50 million in philanthropic contributions towards the project. Minderoo Foundation have put a call out to all philanthropists to help deliver the promise of this world-leading Centre by pledging a further $5 million donation to match the next philanthropic donation of $5 million towards the Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Main works are due to begin in coming months, with the facility expected to open in late 2025. The existing Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick will then continue to provide outpatient and allied health services.

For further information visit Randwick Campus Redevelopment