In a great day for the people of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the new state-of-the-art hospital at Frenchs Forest is officially open, as part of a $600 million health services redevelopment.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian was joined by Health Minister Brad Hazzard, doctors, nurses and local residents to cut the ribbon on the hospital today.
“This is a momentous occasion for the people of the Northern Beaches, who now have a world-class public hospital like no other right on their doorstep,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Delivering life-changing infrastructure like this is only possible due to the strong economic management of the Liberals & Nationals Government.”
The new 488-bed Northern Beaches Hospital sits at the heart of a revamped healthcare network for the Northern Beaches – including Mona Vale Hospital and three new community health centres at Brookvale, Seaforth and Mona Vale.
“Together, these facilities will ensure that our local communities here on the Northern Beaches have access to healthcare and specialised services, now and well into the future,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Mr Hazzard said the hospital’s opening was a proud moment for him as the local member and Health Minister.
“Our community has been waiting for this for many years and I am delighted all the community’s hard work has finally paid off,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The NSW Government is delivering on its promise to provide public health services for the Northern Beaches community for decades to come.”
The nine-storey Northern Beaches Hospital includes:
- 50-bed Emergency Department
- 14 theatres, two cardiac catheter labs and four procedural rooms
- birthing, intensive care, paediatric, renal, cancer care and mental health services
- outpatient services
- medical centre
- medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology facilities
- Education Centre for doctor and staff training
- 1400-space car park
- restaurants and patient amenities.
Since 2011, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has completed 94 new and upgraded hospitals and health facilities, including more than 50 in regional NSW, with another 111 projects underway.