NSW Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced the Government will commit $307 million to redevelop St George Hospital.
The massive investment will deliver a new seven storey Acute Services Building - to be built on top of the new emergency department.
“The news just keeps getting better for St George Hospital,” said Mr Baird, who was joined at today’s announcement by Oatley MP Mark Coure, Rockdale MP John Flowers and Liberal candidate for Kogarah Nick Aroney.
“The NSW Government has delivered the new $41 million emergency department for St George Hospital and I’m delighted we today commit to the next stage of the hospital’s redevelopment.
“Since March 2011, we have spent almost $5 billion to deliver world-class hospitals for patients and health professionals across NSW.”
Mrs Skinner said the St George Hospital redevelopment will complement the recently announced $62 million redevelopment of Sutherland Hospital.
“The St George community is rightly proud of its hospital, which has a reputation for clinical excellence,” Mrs Skinner said.
“Unfortunately the infrastructure has become tired and in need of a major overhaul, which is why we built the new emergency department and why we have moved quickly to start construction of the $307 million Acute Services Building.”
The new Acute Services Building at St George Hospital will include:
- intensive care
- high dependency
- cardiac intensive care
- extra operating theatres
- extra acute inpatient beds
- sterilising services department
Demolition is already underway of the old emergency department which will be transformed into a new entry with drop-off zone and additional parking, as part of the redevelopment.