An upgraded emergency department, with a paediatric assessment and treatment area, a safe assessment room and an upgrade of the mobile duress systems and CCTV is the first piece of work to begin in the redevelopment of Nepean Hospital.
The redevelopment also includes:
- a new clinical services block
- expanded and upgraded medical imaging
- at least 12 new operating theatres
- 18 birthing suites in new accommodation
- a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- more than 200 overnight beds in new accommodation
- a new helipad
- new community health services
The redevelopment is in addition to the $146 million upgrade of the hospital, which included a mental health facility, the third largest oral health unit in NSW and a 650-space car park.
Planning is also progressing for:
- a third radiotherapy bunker
- an additional linear accelerator
- the replacement of the hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment
- provision of an additional birthing suite
- expansion of the day surgery suite.
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the redevelopment will provide more services, beds and staff to serve the growing Nepean population.
“The population of Western Sydney is due to rise significantly in the next 20 years and our major investment will ensure we meet the healthcare needs of the region,” Mr Baird said.
Planning and ongoing consultation with stakeholders will continue through 2017.