Liverpool Hospital redevelopment reaches new heights
The Minns Labor Government is marking a milestone for the redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital by recommitting itself to healthcare for the residents of South Western Sydney.
The Premier Chris Minns, Health Minister Ryan Park and Member for Liverpool Charishma Kaliyanda on Monday attended a ceremony to mark the new, 5-storey building on the hospital campus reaching the highest point of its construction.
This is important progress, but the NSW Government knows there is more to do to address the challenges in healthcare for the people of South West Sydney.
By the early 2030s, more than 1.2 million people are expected to call the region home.
South West Sydney LHD will see population growth of 33% over the next 20 years – the second highest in the state, only behind Western Sydney LHD which will grow by 37%.
This population growth underscores the need for new and upgraded facilities across the region. This is why the Minns Labor Government has committed to:
- the redevelopment of Fairfield Hospital
- the redevelopment of Canterbury Hospital
- a new Aerotropolis Hospital
- an additional 600 additional beds across Western Sydney, and
- safe staffing levels in NSW hospitals, starting with emergency departments.
These significant projects will also provide hundreds of local jobs.
At Liverpool, currently around 200 workers are onsite each day, increasing to about 400 as work on the interior of the building ramps up.
Approximately 3 quarters of the existing construction workforce at Liverpool Hospital comes from Western Sydney and South West Sydney.
The $790 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct project will be delivered over 2 phases.
The new 5-level health facility, due for completion next year, will include a larger emergency department, an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, new birthing suites and a new centralised pathology department.
Phase 2 is expected to begin in 2024 and includes construction of a new integrated services building with new inpatient units, an integrated cancer centre including the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Oasis Wellness Centre and expanded women’s and children’s ambulatory care.
NSW Premier Chris Minns said:
“The NSW Government is determined to address the significant pressures facing our health system.”
“We’re committed to investing in essential services, which will employ hundreds of locals to build quality healthcare facilities for local families.”
Minister for Health Ryan Park said:
“This project will significantly boost health services for communities in south-west Sydney by providing expanded clinical services and enhanced health facilities to support our diverse and growing population.”
“This brand-new facility is part of a major redevelopment at Liverpool Hospital which will create a hub for innovation and medical research to provide a world-class working environment for our highly skilled clinicians, nurses and staff.”
“Refurbishment works are also being delivered as part of the redevelopment, with several departments undergoing renovations, including the operating theatres, surgical short stay unit and intensive care unit administration zone.”
Member for Liverpool Charishma Kaliyanda said:
“The Buraga Gul Training and Skilling Hub has been established as part of the project and is creating more education and employment opportunities for south-western Sydney communities,”
“Currently there’s an average of 24 apprentices working on site, providing a supportive environment to learn and explore the wide variety of roles a career in construction can offer them. “
“We’re also seeing an increase in women working on our site, and young women seeking new career opportunities, which is boosting our skilled workforce, lowering the gender pay gap and promoting diversity.”
For more information about the $790 million redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital visit the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct website.