The two projects have entered the initial planning phase, with final scope and cost estimates to be determined later this year.
The redeveloped St George Hospital will accommodate expanded intensive care, high dependency and cardiac care services, as well as new operating theatres and enhanced inpatient wards. The Sutherland Hospital redevelopment will include up to 60 new inpatient beds and an expansion of its existing emergency department.
NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance said the NSW Budget, set to be delivered on 17 June, will include approximately $6.24 million to start both redevelopment projects.
“The redevelopment of St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital will be two of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in southern Sydney in decades,” Mr Constance said.
Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the redevelopments would ensure frontline health care could be delivered in state-of-the art facilities for decades to come.
“We recognise that St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital serve a fast-growing part of southern Sydney and the northern Illawarra and by coordinating the delivery of these two projects, we will ensure the best possible outcome for patients and the community,” she said.
Image caption: (Front row) Member for Oatley Mark Coure, Health Minister Jillian Skinner, NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance (Back row) Member for Cronulla Mark Speakman and Member for Rockdale John Flowers