'Bright' future for health care and medical research

Published: 18 Apr 2017

Released by: The Premier

World-class health care and medical research will be brought together under one roof at the new $114 million Bright Building at the Randwick Hospitals Campus.

The 10-storey Bright Building was officially opened today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard.

“The NSW Government is committed to delivering world’s best practice when it comes to health services and the Bright Building is state-of-the-art,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“As well as improving care for cancer patients and adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses, it will be home to cutting edge medical research.”

The Bright Building encompasses Prince of Wales Hospital’s Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre (NCCC), the University of New South Wales Scientia Clinical Research facility and an expansion of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, including an Australian-first outpatient service for adolescents and young adults.

Mr Hazzard said patients would have more opportunities to participate in clinical trials in cancer, ophthalmology, neurology, addiction medicine, as well as rheumatology and paediatrics.

“As well as ensuring patients have access to the best treatments, the community will benefit from the high-quality medical experts this facility will attract,” Mr Hazzard said. “I am determined to support researchers on their journey to find a cure, knowing what they discover today will translate to the bedside for future patients.”

The project has been funded by the NSW Government ($46.2 million), Commonwealth Government ($3.5 million), UNSW ($11 million), Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, Nelune Foundation and Prince of Wales Cancer Services fundraising initiatives ($23.5 million), and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network ($29.8 million) with the support of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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