Redevelopment takes centre stage at Innovation Symposium

The Concord Hospital redevelopment took a place on centre stage at Sydney Local Health District’s Innovation and Research Symposium.

More than 1,000 staff, members of the community and industry partners were a part of the annual event, showcasing the latest healthcare innovation and research from our leading clinicians and academics. The Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium is a unique chance for the District to celebrate the work from across its hospitals and health services and network and share ideas.
A spotlight on Concord Hospital’s state-wide burns unit was a highlight of the Symposium program when the McKee family shared their thanks to the Burns staff on stage for rebuilding the life of 18 year old Angus when he was severely burned in 2014.
Symposium attendees were able to view the beautiful ANZAC poppy display and engage with the redevelopment project team, view the latest plans and detailed designs of the new building.
Redevelopment Senior Project Director from Health Infrastructure, Hayley Bell, said it was a great chance to broaden our consultation with from Concord and across the District.
“We have been working closely with groups from Concord’s Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Cancer Services who will move into the new building, along with those who are relocating on campus. At the Symposium, we had a number of very interested staff from other areas who enjoyed seeing the latest building designs and asking questions about the upcoming demolitions,” Ms Bell said. 
A presentation about Australia’s-first integrated care model for the National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare by the District’s acting Director of Operations Dr Tim Sinclair and Project Manager Kirsty Chapman was a popular program choice.
“The Symposium is a great chance to update colleagues across the District about the redevelopment and showcase the vision for the National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare which will provide integrated physical and mental health services in one location at Concord Hospital. I look forward to being able to share the progress of this unique service at future Innovation Symposiums,” Dr Sinclair said.
The National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare is part of the hospital’s $341 million stage 1 redevelopment to open in 2021.
View highlights from the Innovation Sympoisum, including a video of the National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare presentation at