Next stage of St George Hospital redevelopment underway
Construction is now underway on the $411 million third stage of the St George Hospital Redevelopment, which will enhance the delivery of health care to the St George and Sutherland communities.
Premier Chris Minns, Minister for Health Ryan Park and Member for Rockdale Steve Kamper joined health workers at the site of the new Integrated Ambulatory Care Precinct for a traditional sod turn event to mark the important milestone. The $411 million Integrated Ambulatory Care Precinct would bring new and existing health services together under the one roof.
Stage 3 of the St George Hospital redevelopment will include:
- Outpatient, ambulatory and integrated care services
- Pathology specimen collection
- New day rehabilitation unit
- Increased sub-acute and rehabilitation inpatient beds
- Sub-acute aged care unit
- Behavioural management unit
- Acquired brain injury unit
- Palliative care
- Surgical services with refurbished operating theatres
- Enhanced diagnostic imaging (medical imaging and nuclear medicine)
- New Clinical Skills Centre.
Contractor BESIX Watpac has been appointed to deliver the project which also includes new parking off Kensington Street. The Integrated Ambulatory Care Precinct is located on the Kensington Street side of the St George Hospital campus. Main works are expected to be completed in late 2025, with further refurbishment, demolition and landscaping works targeted for completion in late 2026. The Stage 3 Redevelopment will complement the previously completed Emergency Department, eight-level Acute Services Building and upgraded Birth Unit and Operating Theatre redevelopment, bringing the total investment for the St George Hospital to $740 million.
St George Hospital is one of the busiest trauma hospitals in Sydney, with 20,811 attendances to the emergency department in the first quarter of 2023. The NSW Labor Government recognises the challenges facing busy hospitals such as St George Hospital and has outlined an ambitious and comprehensive suite of measures to rebuild our health and hospital system. These include boosting our nurses workforce to safe staffing levels and our rural and regional paramedics.
The Minns Government is also improving and optimising health spending through Special Commission of Inquiry and working to improve surgical wait times through the Surgical Care Governance Taskforce. The Minns NSW Government has also committed to building the Rouse Hill Hospital and upgrading Canterbury, Fairfield, Mount Druitt and Blacktown Hospitals.
Quotes attributable to NSW Premier Chris Minns:
“As local MP, I have championed the St George Hospital redevelopment over the past eight years.
“I thank the former government for getting us to this position. Now, we will finish the job.
“With this redeveloped facility, and our plans to turn around our health system, I am hopeful about the future of healthcare in my community.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Health Ryan Park:
“I’m really pleased that hospital staff and the local community were given a chance to have their say on this project during the planning phase.”
“Their input is really valuable and it helps us to deliver a world-class workplace with the latest facilities that support patients’ wellbeing.
“In addition to the new Ambulatory Care Building, a new public forecourt and green spaces will enhance the surrounding area and provide a nice, welcoming environment for patients and our healthcare staff.”
Member for Rockdale Steve Kamper said:
“St George Hospital has a long history of caring for the community and this new facility will ensure we can meet the growing needs of the St George and Sutherland region well into the future.”