Redevelopment Breakfast 2024

17 April 2024 | Expected time to read: 2 minutes

SCHF CEO Kristina Keneally and panel of speakers on stage at the Redevelopment Breakfast

SCHF hosted an internal Network breakfast with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) on Wednesday 21 February, bringing together builders Roberts Co and John Holland and their sub-contractors, who are working on two major redevelopment projects throughout the Network.

The redevelopment project at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will house the new short stay unit with private rooms and ensuites for families to enjoy their privacy, as well as an improved Emergency Department which will take in more traffic according to the population growth expectancy in Western Sydney and much more. The other major project is located at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick with the major highlight as part of its build, Australia’s first Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Both projects are expected to be completed at the end of 2025.

The networking event allowed companies and subsidiaries to come together and celebrate the change we are making, the future impact of the two buildings and how community support can change the lives of many.

We had the honour of hearing the personal story and experience from Bettina Bartos Principal from Billard Leece Partnership, who shared how her two children were admitted to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Bettina discussed the importance of well-equipped, supported, and established healthcare for the children of today and tomorrow.

Attendees were further inspired to hear our CEO, Kristina Keneally, mediate a panel of four inspiring clinical staff of SCHN to hear their personal and professional opinion of the build, the impact this can bring to thousands of families across Australia and what is still needed to be done.

The event was a success with over 135 builders eager to learn more about the impact of their work and philanthropic contribution they can make.
If you would like to learn more on the redevelopment projects or receive an invite to a redevelopment networking event like this, please register your interest in the form below.

A big thank you to all involved, bringing inspiration and hope for the future of children’s healthcare. Our thanks especially extend to;


Tim Hoffmann - Director of Redevelopment


Kristina Keneally CEO SCHF

Cathryn Cox CE SCHN

Bettina Bartos Principal Billard Leece Partnership


Hugo Sampaio - Head of Neurology at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

Colleen Hamilton - Perioperative Nurse Manager/ Acting CPD Surgery and Anaesthetics | The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Torey Lawrence - Paediatric Surgeon / General and Laparoscopic / Colorectal / Burns Surgery/ Head of the Burns Unit / Department of Surgery | The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Felicity Wright Director of Pharmacy at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

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